Shanti Counselling - Surma Shah MBACP
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 www.shanti-counselling.com 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:
- Couples or relationship issues with partners or family
- Adolescents specific counselling
- 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
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.
- 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Reiki Level 1 and 2
Essential Supervision Skills (The British Psychological Society Approved) Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
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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).
£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.
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
Type of session
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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
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.