Individual Counselling

Individual  Counselling

I offer one-to-one counselling at my practice in Selsdon, South Croydon, for individuals aged 16+, in a safe therapeutic space where you can talk things over and work out what you want to do to move forward and hopefully feel more fulfilled in your life.


What Can You Come to Counselling for?

I have experience of working with adults, young persons and children with a range of  issues, some of which are listed below. Many of the clients I have worked with have experienced abuse or trauma. The list is not exhaustive, so feel free to get in touch even if you would like to work through or talk about something else.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship and family issues (including mixed race relationships, affairs & betrayal)
  • Being a carer
  • Body image
  • Life choice difficulties
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Anger
  • Abuse (sexual, emotional, physcial and neglect)
  • Low self-confidence and or low self-worth issues
  • Work and school related stress and pressure
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Unresolved childhood issues


For trauma/PTSD or distressing memories, EMDR therapy might be more suitable or desirable for a client, or it can be incorporated into counselling therapy. Have a look at my EMDR page for more information.


Where Do I Offer Counselling

In my private counselling practice in Selsdon, Croydon, I offer a safe and  confidential space, where counselling can take place without disturbance. My consultation room is located in a modern garden office, separate from the main house and it is warm, comfortable and private.


What Happens

  • We will have an initial consultation where we discuss your requirements for counselling and what you would like to get out of our sessions together.
  • I will explain how I work and check with you if you think you could work with me.
  • I have a written agreement in place that will be discussed and explored during our first meeting.
  • Only when we are in agreement will we sign the paperwork and agree to start working together.
  • If you want to go away and think about it before deciding to start counselling,  that is perfectly fine.


The Therapeutic Relationship

I truly believe that the counselling relationship between myself and you, the client, is the most important aspect of counselling. I aim to offer you a warm and empathic place where you can talk things over without worrying about being judged, or adviced about what to do. As the working relationship between us develops, you might feel you are able to explore deeper, and awareness will usually follow as a result. And with increased awareness and understanding of your current and past issues, you might like to implement changes for yourself, or simply find acceptance to move forward. With  focusing the work on what is important to you, together we can help you in discovering your own strengths and resources.  I will support you through making changes or finding acceptance, but always at a pace that feels right to you, and I will respect any difference between us and your individuality. Once the time is right for you, we can then plan an  ending of our work together.