Shanti Counselling - Surma Shah MBACP

Shanti Counselling - Surma Shah MBACP

West Wickham

Croydon Bromley

07533 402699

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About me

Hello to Shanti Counselling.
As a qualified, experienced integrative counsellor, I can use different approaches to help you resolve your problems in a safe, confidential space, which allows you the time to explore your feelings, hopes and anything else stopping you from being the person you want to be.
I offer an empathetic and warm-hearted counselling service and to create the best counselling environment, I have a specially designed therapy room which offers maximum comfort and calmness. I am able to quickly develop a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients and I have covered a wide range of issues like anxiety, depression, gender identity, adolescent worries, couple’s relationship problems, work related stress, identity issues due to race, culture or religion, family problems, anger management, fear, confidence or low self-esteem.
If talking about your problems directly is too difficult, I have a range of resources to help you express your difficulties and I will work with you on what approach you find the easiest and most useful.

A little bit about me
My private practice on the border of Croydon and Bromley.
I have gained a vast amount of experience through my own life journey but I feel my path has led me to becoming a counsellor, so I like to help people by using my therapeutic skills and experience during the times when they are struggling. My counselling experience has shown me  that people are experts in their problems and can also find their own solutions but sometimes may need some support and an external perspective to help them with this.

I have worked in a private counselling company as a Senior Practitioner as well as seeing clients in my own practice too.
I have also worked in a range of organisations, both in the private and non-profit sectors, at a senior corporate level and in children and family services, so I have a wealth of experience and have seen first-hand the vast range of problems which can affect an individual.
Please visit my website to find out more about my services and if I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained and qualified to help with a range of problems which may be affecting you.

These may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Couples or relationship issues with partners or family
  • Adolescents specific counselling
  • Parenting
  • Self identity, including cultural, race, gender identity
  • Crisis management
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Work-related issues e.g organisation changes
  • Obsessive feelings and behaviours
  • Improving self esteem and confidence
  • Past issues affecting you in the present
  • Anger Management and self-control
  • Mindfulness

This list is not exhaustive so if you are unsure then please contact me or call me on 07533 402699 for a free 10-minute conversation to see if I can help you.

My Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • Couples Dynamic Course
  • Adolescents Training
  • Family Links- Parent Group Leader of The Nurturing Programme
  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 – Distinction
  • Community Conferencing Facilitator
  • Safeguarding children Level 3 qualification
  • Reiki Level 1 & 2

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Reiki Level 1 and 2

Essential Supervision Skills (The British Psychological Society Approved) Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

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  • Shanti Counselling Room


Each session is 50 minutes and is usually at the same time every week so you can get the most out of your counselling at a time that fits your lifestyle.

Individual Counselling – Weekday Appointment
£55 per session (Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm).

Individual Counselling – Weekends or Evenings Appointment
£65 per session (Saturday, Sunday or weekday evenings between 5pm and 9pm).

Couples Counselling
£85 per session.

Central London (London Bridge) Appointment
I offer a counselling service in London Bridge for individuals or couples that are not able to commute out but would like counselling. Please contact me about this service and I will be able to assist you further.

Further information


I found Surma an absolute delight to work with. She is easy to talk to and very intuitive. Surma has a gift of being an amazingly effective counsellor with her unique talent of listening, remembering, and re-interpreting ideas in a way that gives a completely new and refreshing perspective. She is an inspiration! – G.A

I have found Shanti Counselling amazing. Surma has helped me understand myself a lot more. She has given me the support that I didn’t realise was available until I took myself to counselling and I would honestly recommend her therapy. – Young Male

We have been able to renew our relationship, with the help of Surma, by her giving us the chance to find new ways of communicating with each other and remembering why we decided to be together all those years ago. She is patient, appropriately humorous, and was neutral to both sides in order to get the best perspective. We thank her greatly. – Anonymous Couple

Maps & Directions

West Wickham, BR4
Croydon Bromley, CR0

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There is a direct ground level entrance to my therapy room with free off street parking. There is a low step into the counselling room which maybe suitable for those clients with some mobility. I offer telephone and Skype counselling.


Monday to Saturday 9 - 5pm. Monday to Friday evenings 5 pm to 8pm .

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a Supervisor for counsellors and counsellors in training and have an Essential Supervision Skills Certificate in Clinical Supervision, which has been approved the British Psychological Society.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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