If you're struggling right now either because of coronavirus or because the impact that coronavirus is having on your usual coping strategies please do reach out for support. I am in the fortunate position of having previously trained to delivery therapy online to adults and young people and can therefore offer you appropriate support at this extremely challenging time.
It's tough right now, so it's more important than ever that we show compassion, and that includes being compassionate to ourselves.
My name is Roz, I am a qualified and experienced therapist offering counselling to adults and young people.
I usually can offer one-to-one daytime and evening appointments at my comfortable therapy room in Purley (on the Surrey / South London border). However, at this time when we are all working together to reduce the rate of infection via Covid-19 I am available for counselling appointments by phone, video (Zoom) and email counselling.
If this is the first time you’ve considered counselling or psychotherapy then you may feel a little overwhelmed by the task of finding a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. I hope that my website will give you enough information to help you make your decision to contact me by phone or email. If you would face-to-face counselling, we can arrange an initial appointment where we can talk about the issues that bring you to counselling and you can decide whether you would feel comfortable working with me. If you would prefer online counselling then the process is slightly different ... please see my "online counselling" page for more details.
I offer all clients a confidential, non-judgemental space in which we can explore what brings you to counselling.
I am an experienced counsellor and youth counsellor helping clients with a wide range of difficulties including:
One of the goals of counselling is to work towards understanding and accepting yourself, becoming the person you want to be. There may be areas of your life that you don’t understand or behaviours that you want to change. Counselling offers a place where you can look at issues that have been troubling you in a safe and confidential setting; to explore feelings that you find too difficult or confusing to discuss with family and friends.
When you contact me to make an appointment I will arrange a convenient time for us to meet so that you can share what is troubling you and I can answer any questions you may have about me and the counselling that I offer. At the end of this first session, you can consider whether you feel that we can work together effectively. It is important that you choose to work with a therapist that you will be able to build a trusting relationship with.
If after this first session you decide that you would like us to work together then I will offer you a regular weekly appointment, whilst we are working together this time of the week will be yours. Counselling is most effective when you come on a regular, weekly basis. If you do shift work we will agree together the best way of ensuring you receive regular counselling.
Counselling can be hard work but extremely rewarding. There may be times during our work together when you find the counselling painful or uncomfortable and you feel like you don’t want to come to counselling. That’s OK and it’s really useful to persevere at these times and be honest about what’s happening so that we can work together to understand your difficulties.
Fridays 11am and 3pm, telephone, Zoom (video) and email counselling appointments available.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £60.
I aim to respond to all emails and voicemails within 24 hours. If I don't answer immediately it may be that I am with a client, please leave a message to let me know when it would be convenient to contact you.
Purley is on the Surrey/London borders and my practice is within easy reach of Purley, Coulsdon, Wallington, Chipstead, South Croydon. My therapy room is on the 434 bus route and just a five-minute walk from Purley Cross.
During Covid-19 all counselling is offered by Zoom, telephone or email.