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Have you wanted to address your problems for a while but felt unsure about taking that first step? I will work with you at your own pace, creating a safe and confidential environment in which we can work through the issues you are facing.

We can work together through areas in your life that you may have found hard to deal with, with a clearer understanding of how your issues are affecting you, you  can move on with support and find your direction in life.

I am a fully insured, qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor running a private practice in Beckenham and Penge for many years offering both short and long-term therapy.

I am the lead counsellor for Living Well Bromley working as psychotherapeutic counsellor offering counselling to the residents of Bromley and Penge areas.

I have also worked in the prison sector as a drug and alcohol practioner.

I volunteer my time as one of the senior integrative therapists at Mind in Croydon, working with clients using different therapies for a range issues including Anxiety, OCD, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bereavement, Stress, Anger, and Depression.

Mind provides their volunteers with continuing personal development and supervison on a regular basis, which is an essential part of the counselling process set by BACP ethics and boundaries.

I also like working creatively in different ways, with visual therapy as this can be more rewarding for some clients who find it hard to open up about issues they may not want to face.

Please contact me by email to arrange a free consultation by phone or online to ask me any questions and to see how how I work. If we are happy to work together we can discuss counselling sessions to suit your availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP Registered Integrative Counsellor
  • Accredited Psychotherapist National Counselling Association
  • Counselling (Adv Dip)
  • Drug and Alcohol Practioner in HMP                                             
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (HG)
  • Certificate in Chronic Anxiety (HG)
  • Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip CST)
  • Hypnotherapy Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
  • Safeguarding Training (MIND)
  • Gestalt training (MIND)
  • Resilience Working with Youths (MIND)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free Zoom or telephone call to all potental new clients, to let you know how I work and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Single counselling £40.00 per 50 minutes.

Couples Counselling £50.00 60 minutes.

Reduced fees available for carers and students. Please contact me for details.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Days, evening and weekend appointments available.

Beckenham
BR3

Penge
SE20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked
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.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype
Shirley Anthony

Shirley Anthony