The Personal Growth And Development Centre

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Bacp Accredited Couple & Adult Counsellors -Full & Low Cost
Available for new clients
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East Croydon CR9 & Croydon CR0
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

About us

We are psychotherapists specialising in couple and relationship therapy.  We also work with individuals and organisations. We provide clinical supervision to other therapists. 

Areas that we specialise in:

  • Couples and relationship therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma 
  • Low self-esteem

Couple & Relationship Therapy 

Whether you are in a personal dilemma or relationship crisis, we can help you change the future of your relationship. 

Maybe you just can not seem to get along anymore, and you are not sure why. 

Couple therapy will help you understand yourself better in relation to your partner and the relationship dynamic and explore what keeps you stuck – which often involves recurring patterns from the past.

Our aim is to support you in gaining a deeper awareness of the conscious and unconscious relationship dynamics which will help you to create a better understanding and enable both partners to relate to each other in a healthier way.

Choosing the right therapist is highly essential; that is why we  offer a free 15-minute initial telephone consultation so that you have a clear idea of the therapeutic process and how I work.

We can help with issues such as:

  • Communication Problems
  • Managing Arguments and Conflict 
  • Lack of Emotional and Sexual intimacy 
  • Affairs /Infidelity in Relationships
  • Issues with Sex and Desire
  • Trust Issues /  Impact of past trauma on relationships, including repeated patterns
  • Shame and Vulnerability  
  • Relationship loss and Break-up
  • Dealing with Change, including childbirth
  • Financial Issues 
  • Family and Parenting (blended families issues)

We are passionate about our work, and we are committed to providing an excellent service to help our clients:

  • Fulfil overall therapeutic goals within six sessions
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Provide clear techniques and strategies along with unique ways and ideas to treat stress, anxiety and depression

We have over ten years of experience and a proven track record of our success rate with our clients, and we will support them throughout the entire journey of change.

Our aim is to help you with any problem or emotional pain that you are finding hard to handle on your own, resolve these difficulties, achieve your goals, and provide you with the tools to ensure long-lasting success.

How counselling can help

Counselling can help you with those difficult times in life when you need to resolve a problem which is stopping you from achieving your personal best. As therapists, we believe that there is no problem that cannot be resolved to your satisfaction and there are no limits to what can be achieved within counselling.

We believe that the relationship between therapist and client can be a vehicle for growth.

Together, we can explore how events of the past, often from childhood, have contributed to your current situation. This process will promote emotional growth at your own pace. This will also help you to gain greater self-awareness, increase your esteem and help you to understand the relationship with yourself and others. This process will create a sense of inner peace and enable you to understand your emotions and gain more self-identify.

We are fully qualified, registered and accredited members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and we practice within the organisation's ethical framework. We provide personal development and career coaching as well as clinical supervision, supervising counsellors and staff requiring external supervision.

We are non-judgemental therapists, we provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment where you can talk, express and reflect on any difficulties and feelings that you may find difficult to share with others.

We use different counselling approaches such as; Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt approach. We will use the appropriate counselling approach(es) to meet your personal needs and help you understand the root cause of your problems.

What to expect from the first session and beyond

During the first session, we will gather information about you, such as your previous counselling experience, and any health issues you may have, and explore the issues that have brought you to seek therapy. We will also discuss your goals for the therapy sessions and touch on your childhood experiences. The following sessions will be where the work begins, as we delve deeper into the issues to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. We will review your progress by doing a "before and after" comparison to ensure that you are making progress. Throughout the sessions, you will be given homework, resources, and recommended reading materials to support you.

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Low-cost counselling 

We also offer low-cost counselling for individuals on benefits or on a low income: 

All assessments and sessions:  £25 – Fee to be paid at the time of booking

Testimonials 

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https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/thepgdc.co.uk 

Please provide a minimum of 48 hours' notice if you wish to cancel a session. The full fee will be charged for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.

Congratulations on taking the first step. We know this is not always easy.

Call us for an appointment today.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip -  Couples and Relationship Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma - Clinical Counselling Supervision
  • Diploma -   NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • Certificate - NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • Certificate - Counselling Studies
  • Certificate - Counselling Skills
  • Certificate  - CBT
  • Certificate - Stress Management
  • Certificate - Panic Attacks
  • Certificate - Trainer the Trainer (Group Facilitator)
  • Certificate - Assertive communication skills
  • Certificate - Women`s Personal Development Programme ( Self-esteem and confidence building)
  • Certificate - Coaching
  • Croydon Business 2022 Entrepreneur of The Year Finalist

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Dump the baggage with Kate  - Women’s Club

Join our six-week therapy group for women designed to foster creativity and intimacy in a safe and supportive environment. Each session will cover a specific theme and take place on Zoom. The cost is £200 per space. The group will meet on Mondays  from 7 pm - 8.30 pm (UK time) 

Starting from  Monday, 2nd October 2023 

-Days: Mondays 

-Time: 7 pm to 8.30 pm 

-Online  - Via Zoom 

-Price- £200 per space 

-Six weekly sessions on Zoom

Group therapy for women

Join our themed sessions for creative expression and meaningful conversations. Our topics will cover:

Building relationships and relationship tips 
Increasing self-awareness
Overcoming low self-esteem
Trauma stories
Vulnerability
Body positivity
Finding your voice
Improving Mental wellbeing
Coping strategies
An intimate, closed group of 6- 8 people


Held by BACP-accredited psychotherapist and Author (Kate)

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Fees

£25.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Free initial 15-minute telephone consultation

Couple/ Relationship Psychotherapy 

Online - £100 (50 mins)

Croydon - £100 /Face to Face (50 mins)

Harley Street - £130.00 -(50 mins)

Personal Psychotherapy (Individuals)

Croydon - £70 -£85 /Face to Face (50 mins)

Online /Telephone counselling - £60 - £75 (50 mins)

Harley Street - £120.00 -(50 mins)

Clinical Counselling Supervision

Croydon - £60 - 50 minutes or £90 for 90 minutes

Harley Street - £100 - 50 minutes or £130 for 90 minutes

£350 -  £500 Psychological Assessment, including report (1-2 pages)

Personal Development & Career /Business Coaching

Free initial 15-minute telephone consultation

Bespoke coaching – £100 per session

Low-Cost Counselling 

We also offer low-cost counselling for individuals on benefits or on a low income: 

£25  - online or in person

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 10 am - 9 pm and Saturday from 9.30 am to 2 pm.

Further information

We also offer other services including:

Couple Counselling

Wellbeing workshops /seminars

Clinical supervision

Christian counselling

Online corporate wellbeing workhops

Women’s development programme

Support groups

Coaching for individual/ businesses

Motivational speaking

Personal/business development courses for organisations

Personal Training 

Nutritionist 

Check out a new self-help book that will  help you build your self-esteem and positive relationships written by the CEO, Kate Megase, called 'Dump the baggage' now on Amazon: 

https://cutt.ly/DumpTheBaggage

Low-Cost Counselling 

We also, offer low-cost counselling for individuals on benefits or on a low income: 

All assessments: £25 – Fee to be paid at the time of booking

Day Time Sessions: £25-£35 (Mon-Sat 9 am – 4 pm)

Evening sessions: £30-£40 (Mon- Fri 5 pm – 8 pm) 

Please provide a minimum of 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel a session. The full fee will be charged for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice. 

Congratulations on taking the first step, I know this is not always easy.


Call us for an appointment today.

The Personal Growth And Development Centre is also registered with Counselling Directory.

The Lansdowne Building, 2 Lansdowne Road, East Croydon, CR9 2ER

Croydon, Surrey, CR0

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Doxy
Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Skype
VSee
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

We provide supervision for trainees, qualified counsellors and other mental health professionals.

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