Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri MSc MBACP
I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor offering one to one counselling for adults in Croydon. I have a real passion for people and a genuine interest in what makes us tick. I have over 12 years experience in helping people with a whole variety of issues, including:
- Depression, anxiety and stress
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anger issues
- Relationship breakdown
- Family relationships
- Living with illness and chronic pain
- Childhood abuse and neglect
Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of issues – please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a counsellor in a corporate workplace environment for over 10 years, as well as volunteering for a local community based counselling service. In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor and Clinical Team Leader for a local counselling charity and as a counsellor under Croydon’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.
I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Counselling and I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the professional governing body for counsellors. I conduct my work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. You can find out more about the BACP by clicking here.
I have also undergone additional training in:
- Counselling for bereavement
- Brief solution focussed therapy
- CBT for depression and anxiety
- Domestic violence awareness
- Adult and child safeguarding
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free, half hour initial consultation. This can be done face to face or over the telephone.
A counselling session lasts for 50 minutes and cost £50.
Concessions are available dependent on personal circumstances.
My main counselling approach is integrative.
Working in an integrative way means that I can tailor my approach and use whatever methods are best for the individual.
Once we decide to work together, we can agree an approach which is best for you. I believe that given a non-judgemental space, time and some gentle encouragement, we can work together to get to the root of your problems. I believe that you hold the key to living your best life and it’s my job as a counsellor to help you unlock your positive potential.
The relationship between you and your counsellor is very important – so it’s vital that you choose a counsellor that you connect with and feel comfortable with. Please get in touch for an informal chat about how I might be able to help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, evening and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|