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.

I aim to respond to messages within 12 hours

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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
Graham Gerrans

Graham Gerrans