Erica Ruse-Whalley

Erica Ruse-Whalley


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
0208 405 4365

Contact Erica

Therapist - Croydon

Croydon CR0
0208 405 4365
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I work with children, (lower fee than above)dults or parents on all emotional and relationship difficulties. I have special experience of working with anxiety, stress, depression, loss, relationship difficulties with partners and families, divorce and blended families. Also for life events and life changes such ends of relationships, and divorce post natal depression , redundancy, retirement etc

I am a Barnado's approved adoption Counsellor, offering counselling to adopted children and adults, adoptive parents and natural parents. This training also gives me particular experience in working with "looked after children " and foster parents

I offer the choice of using many additional creative techniques such as "guided drawing", sandtray work with adults and children, and further techniques such as the Emotional Freedom technique (tapping) and "picture tapping", which are powerful but "lighter" ways to work in addition to talking.

I am a Counsellor in schools and have wide experience in working with children and young people from 5-14, with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, bullying, self-esteem, school refusal and phobias, separation anxiety, anger and friendship issues.

I can also offer advice to parents on handling emotions and behaviour of children and young people, and in the family using my training in "Webster Stratton" Trouble-shooting for parents.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Life coaching, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Self esteem, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited