Counselling and Psychotherapy in Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace , Croydon SE19
What counselling and psychotherapy can offer
At certain times in life some people can find that it is helpful to have the opportunity to work through issues in a safe and non judgemental space, with someone who isn't a friend or relative and who is trained in skills that support the person to explore their thoughts, perceptions and behaviour.
This might be help with coping with feelings of anxiety in every day life or triggered by a particular event. It could be support with dealing with feelings of depression, low mood or low self esteem. It might be help with working through feelings of loss following a berevement or the breakdown of a relationship. It might be that you feel that things in your life are not quite right at the moment and you'd like to give yourself the space and time to work this through.
Psychodynamic Counselling/ Psychotherapy can give you the space to think and be thought about. It allows you to have more insight into why you think, feel and behave in the way that you do. In turn this insight allows choice and change.
I am a qualified and practising psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. I graduated from Birkbeck college with an MSc in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I worked for three years as an Honorary Psychotherapist with the East London NHS Foundation Trust with adults with complex mental health issues and as a counsellor with an organisation called Place2Be, providing counselling for children.
I provide private individual face to face counselling and psychotherapy for adults, providing a confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work from a predominantly psychodynamic perspective. To understand more about the Psychodynamic approach please visit the 'about counselling' page of this website. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical guidelines.
I also work for an organisation in Croydon that provides support and advocacy for parents of a child/children with disabilities.
My counselling/psychotherapy practice is currently in Crystal Palace, Croydon, SE19.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time, with the aim of enabling clients to enhance their life and to live it more fully.
Where do I work
I work in Crystal Palace, Croydon.
My practice is in Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace, Croydon SE19. The area has good public transport links and is a 10 minute walk from Gipsy Hill rail station and Crystal Palace rail and overground station. There is free parking locally.
I see clients at my home, which is within the Crystal Palace triangle .
I sometimes see clients for initial sessions at the little escape.
Evening slots available
No evening slots available until January 2017
Day time slots on a Tuesday and Wednesday are available.
How much do I charge?
I charge £48 for an initial session. Subsequent sessions that take place at my home I charge £48.00. For clients who pay for a block of 4 sessions in advance I give a £2 discount so that the sessions cost £46.00 a session.
Students and those on a low income
For students or those on a low income I can reduce my fees. Please contact me to discuss this.
Payments can be made in cash or directly into my account as I do not have card paying facilities.
I have a weeks cancellation policy. If I am given less than a weeks notice of a cancellation but more than 24 hours' notice I charge half of the cost of a session. If notice is less than 24 hours I charge the full price of the missed session.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a registered member of the BACP