Quiteria D'Souza

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Croydon, CR0 5LA
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Quitty D’Souza. I am based in East Croydon and offer short and long term counselling to individuals and groups across a broad range of issues. I’ve worked with clients on a one to one basis as well as with groups on a variety of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationships. I have experience working with those with dementia and degenerative diseases supporting their carers.

I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I use a range of theoretical approaches to work in a flexible way. I am a member of the BACP and abide by their ethical codes and guidelines. All my work is clinically supervised.

What to expect

I appreciate that finding the right counsellor is daunting and it can often feel difficult to make that first phone call. However, once the first call has been made, a sense of relief from sharing difficulties will start you on your journey. My aim is to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to discuss your needs and difficulties.

Every client is unique in their personality and needs, and that while one therapeutic approach may be very useful for one particular client, for another it may not be. We will discuss this in our initial session and regularly throughout our time together. I believe that you know yourself best, but it may not always feel that way. In our initial meeting I will ask you about your story which will help me decide what I consider to be the best approach to help you.

Please feel free to contact me either by email or phone to arrange an initial consultation in confidence when we can discuss your concerns and find out if and how we might work together. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups
  • Facilitated Groupwork Training Course
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies Levels 1-3
  • Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Advanced Care

I helped facilitate a workshop at Warwick University in ‘Working Creatively with Bereaved Clients’.

To enhance and maintain my practice I attend regular courses/training days as part of my Continuing Professional Development.


I run ongoing workshops with the charity Mind to help carers to come together and share their individual experiences in a confidential and safe environment, on topics such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Self compassion
  • Managing behaviour

Coming in December 2022 and into the new year, I will be holding the following workshops:

  • Mindfulness
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Coping with extended stress
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Managing thoughts and keeping positive
  • Tips on surviving as a carer
  • Raising self-esteem
  • Resilience
  • Self compassion

I'm the appointed counsellor on-site at the Dementia Café, I help support the carers and their loved ones emotionally as and when required. This runs on the 1st Tuesday of every month in Coulsdon. 

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Attachment and loss
  • Bereavement
  • Domestic Violence
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Identity.

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

The number of sessions will be mutually agreed and can be short (6 or 12 weeks) or long term (open ended).

Session lengths are 50 minutes.

  • Free telephone consultation before assessment session.
  • £45 – initial assessment session
  • £50 - £60 - 50 minute face to face session.

I offer a concession of £35 - £45 if you are a student who requires personal therapy as part of your course.

I also offer discounts on sessions booked as a block and paid upfront.

When I work

I am available Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm, depending on availability.

Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, Croydon, CR0 5LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Quiteria D'Souza
Quiteria D'Souza