My name is Roz, I am a qualified and experienced therapist offering counselling to adults and young people. I also work with parents who are supporting their children with mental health challenges and self-harm.
I offer one-to-one daytime and evening counselling and CBT appointments at my comfortable therapy room in Purley (on the Surrey / South London border). During 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 only.
If this is the first time you’ve considered counselling, psychotherapy or CBT then you may feel a little overwhelmed by the task of finding a therapist 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, text or email. You can also go ahead and book an appointment directly online using the link at the top of the page.
I offer all clients a confidential, non-judgemental space in which we can explore what's brought you to therapy at this time.
I am an experienced psychotherapist, CBT practitioner 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. Therapy 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. 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. Therapy is most effective when you come on a regular, weekly basis. If you work commitments don't allow this then we can work together to find a way for you to receive regular support.
Therapy 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 it would be easier not to think about areas of your life that cause you distress. That’s OK and it’s really useful to persevere at these times and be honest about what’s happening so that I can offer you support and we can work together to understand your difficulties.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £60.
I aim to respond to all texts, emails and voicemails within 24 hours. If I don't answer immediately it may be that I am not in a confidential setting. Please feel able to 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 town centre.
During Covid-19 all counselling is offered by video, telephone or email. You can book online ... click the link in side bar >>>
Qualified, experienced counsellor ...
I work from home where I have a comfortable, private counselling room. I am able to offer both daytime and evening counselling appointments face-to-face and also online.
I believe for the formation of a trusting, honest and respectful counselling relationship between therapist and client is central to your getting the most out of your counselling sessions. I encourage all my clients to freely express their feelings and emotions.
I would describe my counselling approach as "eclectic"; I employ a range of different theories, methods and practices, according to your needs. I have a post-graduate diploma's in Psychodynamic Counselling and another in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). My training in psychodynamic theories enables me to help you enhance your understanding of how your past experiences and unconscious thoughts and feelings impact on your current situation, looking beyond your current issues to possible underlying causes. I am able to offer goal orientated CBT or incorporate aspects of CBT in your therapy to help you make changes in your life by looking at the links between your thinking, behaviour and feelings.
Roz Turner-Drage BSc(Hons), MA (Counselling) MBACP