Northwood Avenue Purley United Kingdom CR8 2ER
Forces Discount: Sessions are reduced to £40.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist (MSc, B.A. (Hons), P.G. Dip.) offering private, individual therapy in Croydon and South London.
As an Integrative Practitioner - simply put this means I am trained to deliver more than one type of therapy model - I specialise in both brief, solution-focussed therapy as well as longer-term, in-depth treatment contracts.
Having worked from within NHS, Hospice, Mental Health and Substance Misuse Charity settings, as well as in private practice, I have extensive experience in working with a wide variety of individuals and diverse presenting issues.
An Accredited Member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by their code of ethics and professional standards. I am also a BUPA recognised therapist and an experienced Clinical Supervisor.
As a therapist I appreciate the impact of earlier life experiences on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours as adults. My aim as a therapist is to allow an understanding of these historical events and relationships - to provide insight in to how we relate to others and ourselves in the present.
An underlying focus is to support the individual in becoming what they are capable of becoming. Equally, there is the exploration of the subjective lived experience - what it is like to be you.
With more specific, present-day issues, solution focussed approaches are employed - such as CBT - allowing the client to learn techniques to better manage day-to-day life and become better equipped for future living.
As an Integrative Practitioner I am able to draw on a number of theoretical approaches - matching the intervention to the individual client and presenting problems.
Areas of particular interest/experience include:
Addictions, Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disabilities, General Counselling, Health Related Issues, Identity Problems, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental Health Issues, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sex Related Issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work Related Issues. (This list is not exhaustive).