Virginia Craven, UKCP, FPC
My name is Virginia and I work locally in Sydenham, in a bright, comfortable room. Over the years I have spoken to people about various aspects of life which are difficult for them.
Perhaps there has been a difficult event in your life which you would like to talk about? Maybe it just feels as though life hasn't worked out the way you had imagined?
Sometimes everything on the outside of our lives appears successful and happy but behind closed doors it feels confused and difficult. Whatever your reason for seeking a place to talk, I would be pleased to listen.
I am approachable and collaborative and can offer a place to talk in a completely safe & confidential space, helping you to think and explore your worries.
Therapy offers valuable time to focus on yourself and the opportunity to be actively listened to in a non judgemental and safe place.
Please call me for a free telephone consultation.
Tel: 020 3637 7505
Training, qualifications & experience
Having undertaken 5 years of training at WPF Therapy, London Bridge, I qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, validated by the University of Roehampton. I also gained a Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills.
I work in private practice in Sydenham, South East London, helping clients with many different issues in their lives. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including general anxiety disorder, relationship issues, panic, depression, family concerns, pre and post natal worries, birth trauma and tocophobia and separation and divorce.
I am an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the FPC (Foundation for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and subscribe to their code of ethics.
I regularly attend CPD (Continual Professional Development) courses and receive regular clinical supervision. I have full cover professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked on a voluntary basis for the NCT (National Childbirth Trust), running groups to support woman seeking a natural birth after a caesarian section or traumatic birth, and as a result have spoken to many woman and their partners about birth issues and concerns. This continues to be an area of special interest to me.
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I can offer an initial meeting which lasts around 75 minutes. This provides an opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and offers a chance to see how we could work together and if you feel I could help you at this time. The cost of this consultation is £75.
Sessions going forward last for 50 minutes and are at the same time each week.
On going sessions cost between £58 and £68. I hold a number of low fee client sessions per week.
My practice is a short walk from Sydenham Station which has both a South Eastern train line in and out of London Bridge as well as the London Overground tube line.
There is free on street parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work on weekdays and some evenings. Please get in touch to discuss the best times for you.
Types of client