About me

Hello, thank you for considering me as a therapist for yourself or your child (teen).

As an integrative therapist, my work incorporates different approaches across counselling and psychotherapy. This means I can tailor therapy sessions to the individual needs of my clients. The techniques I use are predominantly from psychodynamic, person-centred, cognitive behavioural, and humanistic models. My role is to provide a non-judgmental, empathetic space for you to verbalise and explore your story. We will collaboratively look at the issues you bring to counselling, aiming to empower you to look at the blocks preventing you from moving forward. For my younger clients I implement handouts and creativity to understand what is happening and reach therapeutic change.

I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, work related stress and relationship issues. I can also help with issues specific to children and young people such as childhood bereavement, childhood bullying and exam related stress. I focus on working relationally and believe that each client I work with is an individual and their situation is unique.

I offer a free 20-min initial telephone conversation with no commitment which will allow both of us to discuss the potential of working together. During this time I welcome any questions you may have about the counselling process and about my approach to therapy. I will ask for a brief description of what you would like to work on in therapy and some background information in order for me to determine if my skills and experience will meet your needs. If you wish to set-up a telephone consultation, please email me.

I provide both long-term and short-term counselling. Sessions take place once a week and last 50 mins.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MSc in therapeutic counselling and a BSc in psychology. I am currently  undertaking additional training in counselling children and young people to enhance my work in this area.  I have been working as a private therapist since 2017, working with adults and children (teens) . Previous to running my private practice I worked for a university counselling service, working with students to find a way of coping with their personal issues in support of their studies. I have also worked as a sessional IAPT counsellor working with clients experiencing mild to severe levels of anxiety and stress as a result of a wide range of personal and situational circumstances.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural issues

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Low cost counselling is available for those that are unemployed or for students. Please enquire by email/phone.

Availability

10-2pm weekdays, 5pm-8pm weekdays, weekends 9am-1pm.

58 Ashburton Road
Croydon
CR0 6AN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

urdu, hindi

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Maliha Salman

Maliha Salman