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MSc MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor (F2F and Online)

About me

You might be finding life difficult, feeling anxious, depressed or experiencing a significant life event such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy. You might feel dissatisfied with your life and want to understand yourself better.

I am an experienced BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working in Croydon and online offering short-term and open-ended therapy to adults of all ages.

Therapy provides you with the opportunity to explore any issues which might be concerning you. I will work with you to explore current and historic life events, feelings, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. This difficult and often emotionally challenging process will help you to more fully understand yourself, ultimately, allowing you to take greater control and live a life that feels more genuine, connected and meaningful.

How I work

My approach is psychodynamic: the psychodynamic model holds the view that our current difficulties can have origins in earlier times of our lives, particularly in childhood, and that the mind conceals or retains feelings or memories which may be too painful or difficult for the conscious mind to process. This can be the root cause of many of our difficulties.

I will work with you to not only explore your conscious thoughts, feelings and experiences, but also those you may not be fully aware of, but which may be having an impact on your life.

I am experienced in working with a wide range of life issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relational and family difficulties
  • Loss and Bereavement

Getting Started With Psychotherapy

Beginning the process of psychotherapy can be daunting and confusing. I offer a no-cost 10 minute phone consultation where we can discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and what you might hope to gain. I can also answer any questions you may have about the process. Ongoing therapy would be weekly for 50 minutes.

I am now offering in person therapy as well as online and telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills
  • Psychotherapist - Mind in Barnet - 2018 - 2020
  • Psychotherapist - Sutton Counselling - 2020 - Present

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individuals - £60

3 Overtons Yard, Croydon, CR0 1SL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom