Therapy LifeskillsCounselling & Psychotherapy For Croydon, Purley and Surrey

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How I work

What can clients expect?

Some people come to counselling because they are just curious and want to understand themselves better, whereas the majority of clients come because they want to change something in their lives but are often unsure of how to change it.

My goal is to support the growth of individuals, couples and families, through self-discovery and understanding of the connections, between the past and how it affects current thoughts and present behaviour(s).

I provide a space that gives you the time to work through your problems safely.

'A long-held concern was that I would be crushed by the weight of my own shame, regrets and judgement, also that I would become unfamiliar with myself. As it turned out the sessions were always calm and supportive in a safe environment, I felt at ease and never felt judged’…
Client C

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My Approach

My theoretical approach is Integrative, which means I can use a combination of approaches to meet the needs and goals of each client. These include

Psychodynamic therapy helps clients to examine not just what they are experiencing consciously; it also taps into their unconscious mind, to create a much clearer picture of why they may be struggling.

Solution-focused therapy explores the individual's current resources and future hopes and works toward empowering them to make their own changes; it is a goal-directed approach to solving some of life’s problems.

Existential therapy helps clients to find meaning and purpose in life. It supports free will, self-determination and the search for meaning. Often centering on how individuals use their ability to make rational choices to develop to their maximum potential.

CBT therapy deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis using homework in-between sessions.

Putting theories aside I believe therapy works well; whatever the modality when the client feels safe and relaxed with you, they often speak freely and are able to engage in the process of constructive change.

Areas of Training Recognised by ukcp, bacp, upca

  • Working with Mental Illness
  • Working with people who have experienced sexual abuse
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with Gender issues/concerns
  • Working with psychosis
  • Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Working with Race and Discrimination
  • Assessment training.

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Roehampton University)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (City Literary Institute)
  • Humanistic, Psychodynamic (Birkbeck University)
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (Online Course).

I hope we've managed to communicate something of who we are and what we can offer. If you would like a free no-obligation consultation to talk about your concerns or to see if I can be of help to you, please feel free to contact me by phone or E-mail.

Contact us by email or call us on 07860518293 to find out more, or to arrange an appointment.

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