Cynthia Brooks PGDipPsych MA BSc RGN RMN
I am a qualified and registered psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to individuals groups and couples, I have practiced for over 25 years as a psychotherapist in the public and voluntary sector and also in private practice
My training and experience includes a wide set of skills in the field of mental health and well being. My aim is to alleviate suffering by throwing light and enhancing clarity in relation to the nature of recurring problems that stand in the way of living life in a more fulfilling satisfying Way.
I am a well established and experienced practitioner and I hold good therapeutic boundaries so you will be safe in my hands.
I also offer training workshops, Clinical Supervision, Organisation Consultancy, reflective group therapy, and am a coordinator for self help groups
I see clients for a initial assessment and then negotiate a bespoke package for each person or organisation which can either be time limited and open ended.
Training, qualifications & experience
I Have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for groups and Individuals. a Masters in Group and Intercultural Psychotherapy, and am conducting Doctoral research into Spirituality, Psychotherapy and cultural significance.
I am a Registered General Nurse, Registered Mental Health Nurse, and hold a Diploma Management studies.
I have over 30 years experience of working in the health care professions, and now work as a registered psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and psychoanalytic group psychotherapist. I have a private practice in West Croydon; seeing individuals and groups;
I supervise counsellors and therapists in training, and provide reflective consultancy for voluntary and Statutory organisations that offer front line work, and reflective pastoral supervision .
I have particular interests in life transitions and how our cultural narratives impact upon our progression in life, and am accustomed to working with issues of spirituality, religion, culture and identity also with individuals experiencing spiritual crisis.
I am a Member of the Universities psychotherapy and counselling Association ( UPCA) and also a UKCP accredited Member
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Are you interested in Reflective pastoral supervision?
I Work within a framework of spiritual/theological understanding in dialogue with my supervisees
and draw on relevant psychological theory and insight to illuminate intra-personal and inter-personal dynamics.
I pay attention to the particularities of setting, culture and world-view in reflective supervision
focusing on a report of work and /or issues that arise in and from the supervisee’s pastoral practice.
This is a unique form of supervisory practice for those working in any aspect of ministry, mission or social care. we primarily talk about whatever is happening in your work, and are sensitive to God’s voice and the spiritual, which assists in personal transition and transformation, and allows the supervisee to gain enhanced self awareness, competence, and theological understanding.
- Initial Individual Assessment £75 Ongoing sessions from £65
Initial couple Assessment. £90 Ongoing sessions from £80
- Psychodynamic & Integrative Supervision From £60
- Pastoral Supervision From £58
(Please note that more than one assessment may be required in order to decide upon your progression)
Ongoing fees discussed at assessment
All course and workshop fees will be stated at publication
I am passionate about helping people to resolve the challenges that they may be dealing with or issues which are troubling them. Everyone is unique and I approach each situation with sensitivity giving time and attention to the ways in which different life experiences shape us all. I believe that working together with my clients to address the underlying causes of emotions, feelings or pain experienced in daily life, brings a greater sense of relief and well being.
I work with each person to make sense of how they are feeling and this helps to give my clients a greater choice in how they live their lives.
I also use groups to help people gain a better understanding into how they are feeling, and how they are with others. Group members learn how to reconstruct ways of thinking, being, and interacting with others in the group and thereby those outside of the group. This form of therapy has proved helpful in a number of situations, and has long term benefits.
My consulting rooms are in West Croydon which has good public transport links and also free car parking.