- Phone number
- 07907 546558
- Flexible hours available
I am away between 01/07/20 and 12/07/20 so will not be able to respond to enquiries until I return to work on the 13th of July
About me and my therapy practice
I'm an experience counsellor in central Croydon working with clients since 2010. I offer sessions to both individuals and couples and provide a safe and comfortable place to talk about and work through what you are finding difficult.
Are you struggling to cope, find yourself not talking or having the same arguments again and again. It is normal to feel anxious or depressed at times but has been going on for too long? Maybe you are feeling angry or numb, overwhelmed or having panic attacks? Struggling with our feelings and thoughts can have a big impact on large parts of our lives - relationships, work, wellbeing and peace of mind etc.
You might have tried dealing with this on your own or talking to friends and family has not worked or is not possible. Talking to a qualified therapist provides a confidential and safe space for you to begin to talk about what is troubling you.
I work in a non-judgemental, open minded way and will help you to talk through what you are going through and to explore how events from the past can contribute to your life right now. I work in a practical and grounded way and that includes offering techniques that can be helpful on a day to day basis.
It can feel daunting to contact a counsellor but can be an important step to start to feel better. Things don't have to go on the way they are.
I offer a free 15-20 minute phone consultation before a decision to meet for an initial session. I look forward to hearing from you.
Practice descriptionCounselling during the Coronavirus outbreak.
For the foreseeable future all sessions are "remote" sessions and are via video or on the telephone. This is in order to comply with current Government guidelines and to keep everyone safe.
It may be hard to imagine what a video or telephone session will be like. We will discuss this and work together to set up the sessions, considering where and how you can best set up an environment at home that feels comfortable, is private, avoids interruptions and is confidential. I will have suggestions to help with this, including differentiating sessions so that it feels different from working from home. My free 15-20 minute telephone consultation will start this process.
If we agree to "meet" for an initial online session there will be a decision point at the end of that where you can decide if remote sessions may work for you.
All counselling can help to talk about how you are feeling and what you may be going through and can be reached in many different ways allowing therapy to continue to be accessed even during these unprecedented times we are all finding ourselves living through.
My first session
An initial session - whether "remote" or face-to-face is an opportunity for us to meet online and to find out if we would like to go on to work together in further sessions.
The format of the initial session will be that I will ask for some administrative details and we will talk in more detail about what is bringing you to counselling. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have.
I will also be asking you some questions about you and your life in general which is to help me to get to know you and to understand how I can best help you.
At the end of this session there will be an opportunity for us to discuss what the experience has been like for you and we will discuss if we are going to go on to work together in further sessions. You may want to decide there and then or take some time to consider this. If we do decide to work together then the minimum number of sessions I offer is 6. After that we will review how it has gone and whether we continue or stop.
The initial session will last approximately 60 mins please note that any further sessions would be weekly, at the same day and time of the week and will last for 50 minutes.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Systemic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited