It can seem daunting making a commitment to counselling, but by reading my profile you have taken the first steps towards acknowledging your wish to explore your feelings, thoughts and emotions.
I am an experienced counsellor who is able to offer to you weekly sessions in a confidential, safe and calm environment that is without judgement. I work from my family home in Selsdon, South Croydon, CR2 8SR. There is unrestricted parking outside my home and a good bus service if you require public transport.
Todays modern world can at times prove extremely fast and hectic, which can lead to feelings of anxiety, stress, depression and also issues surrounding relationships. Together we can explore these feelings and hopefully make sense of what may being going on for you. I have qualified as an Integrative Counsellor, which means I have trained in many theoretical approaches. I am therefore able to tailor your therapy for your own specific needs.
I also offer couples counselling from my private practice. I offer emotionally focused couples therapy. This form of therapy is over a short period of sessions and allows for the couple to hear one another and reconnect in a more secure way, whilst feeling safe. If you are feeling anger, fear or loss within your relationship the safe space I provide will allow you to express these feelings without being rejected.
In addition to working in private practice I also work as a Grief & Bereavement Counsellor for a hospice in West Sussex. Loss can be very prevalent within my client work and I find loss can show its self in many different ways.
Loss I have found through working with my clients can come in many different forms. These could be loss of a relationship, a parent, of childhood and of self worth and esteem, to name but a few. I have found there are many emotions relating to loss, grief and bereavement. If you are experiencing these emotions together we can explore them and work through these so you can have a better understanding of these emotions and ultimately try to aim to towards acceptance of your losses.
Furthermore I have many years of experience of working with clients and their addictions. These could be alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex and food.
I am an affiliated counsellor for OH Assist, helping clients in the workplace deal with life experiences and clients returning to work after being away on long term illness. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.