About me

I offer counselling in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment in the Crystal Palace area. I am fully insured and qualified and am a Registered Member of the BACP. I believe that counselling can offer massive resources to anyone who is experiencing difficulties in their life such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • addictions
  • sadness
  • or low mood

Sometimes it can be difficult to adjust to change in our lives and I believe that counselling can enable us to gain more clarity in our thoughts and feelings and thereby manage changes better. I am interested in you and what you have to say and work in a compassionate, patient and professional way. I offer an initial assessment session for thirty five pounds. Thereafter all sessions are forty five pounds. All sessions last for fifty minutes.

About you:

You may be anxious, depressed, or find yourself overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings that cause you to panic and isolate. You may have lost someone close to you or be experiencing relationship problems. Perhaps you are concerned about your drug or alcohol use or just have difficulties relating to others. Research has shown that the worst thing you can do is to isolate and keep your feelings to yourself. Through the counselling relationship, you can develop greater resilience and an improved ability to relate to others. Counselling can also assist you in managing your emotional and mental life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • B.A. English (First Class)

Member organisations


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.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I usually charge £45 per session but an introductory first consultation is offered for £35.


Monday to Saturday (including evenings)

Further information

If you are depressed, anxious or feel overwhelmed by thoughts and feelings that put you in a dark place then counselling offers a proactive strategy by which you can relieve your burden. Do give me a ring or send an email via this directory if you would like to know more about how I work.

26 Sydenham Hill

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

John Cheesman

John Cheesman