Counselling - An investment in you.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to you,as you have now taken the first step to making changes in your life.
I am aware that the initial steps to finding a therapist that you can feel comfortable with can seem like a daunting process, therefore it is important that you choose someone that you can connect with and work at your pace.
As a therapist I am able to provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment in which we can explore any anxieties, concerns or difficulties that you may be experiencing at present. I can offer a secure and welcoming space to help you make sense of your thoughts, emotions and experiences from your understanding and perspective.
I am interested in working with clients age 18 and above who may be experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress and other psychological related conditions. I particularly specialize in working with older clients, who are often under represented. I have experience with working with clients who are supporting family members with conditions such as Alzheimers/Dementia, long term health conditions,including mobility difficulties or who have now taken on the role as a carer.
As we go through life many of us will face changes in the way we live, this can be through illness, disability or having to cope with the loss of family or friends. Our role may also change and we may end up caring for a parent or partner. Even without these difficulties, many of us can feel worried as we approach life's milestones which may include a change in employment, marriage/ relationship issues, redundancy or we may find that we have trouble adapting to life once we have stopped working. These worries can easily lead to feelings of anxiety, isolation, unhappiness and stress. It is important that you can feel listened to and supported during these times. Our work together may help you to make informed choices, regain control and help you to live your life your way.
I can offer a short term modal of working 12 - 36 weeks or longer term of up to 3 years, the choice will be yours to decide.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Surrey, He Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Diploma in Health & Social Care.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling.
Introduction to Counselling.
I am a fully trained and qualified counsellor/therapist registered with the BACP. Along side my work with private clients I have trained in the Private Care Sector where I have gained considerable insight learning from clients about their interests, needs and how they can feel supported. I also have an interest working with clients from different age ranges,backgrounds and cultures .
For the last 6 years I have worked at CPF Counselling Centre as a Counsellor/Therapist and for the last 4 years as an Assessor.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the best way that I can support you.
Mobile number; 07512834492
I would like to offer you an initial consultation of 1 hour for a fixed fee of £50.00. This will be used to discuss your needs, concerns and how we can work together.
Prices are negotiated on an individual basis but start at £45.00 for each 50 minute session.
A limited number of concessions are available depending on your personal circumstances.
Appointments are available for morning, afternoon and evenings.
Please contact me regarding availability times. Flexible working hours to fit in with your needs.
I will always try to answer your phone call or message immediately, but if not, please leave a brief message with your name and contact details and I will return your call as soon as possible.
I work from 2 locations, Coulsdon and Frith Road Croydon, however home visits may also be considered.
Both my practices are easily accessible by car, public transport or walking.
I work using a psychodynamic approach, which means that we will explore difficulties or experiences in childhood and how they inform your current thoughts, decisions, relationships and lifestyle.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within its framework and abide by its code of ethics.
Please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org