Erica Ruse Whalley Counselling in Croydon, Surrey
for Children, Teenagers and Adults

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Child counsellor in Kent, Play therapy based in Surrey and Counselling in Croydon for Adults, Teenagers and Children

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LOCKDOWN ASSISTANCE ; Phone calls or online.... Help with anxiety or sleep difficulties for children, or young people. Counselling
picture tapping, therapeutic drawing or tapping

Behaviour management during lockdown and beyond!!!!! (Webster Stratton
Trouble-shooting for parents techniques)

Anxiety, depression and all counselling for adults
NEW: Help for Selective Mutism and Stammering: parallel work from two professions-
Qualified Speech therapist for speech therapy techniques AND qualified Counsellor for anxiety
At a reduced price
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Sometimes, things are too difficult to sort out on our own and we need some support to find a way through what is happening; I would like to help youwith this. I am an Integrative counsellor and therapist providing counselling for children and teenagers, adults and parents for all emotional concerns, behaviour and relationship concerns. I use a number of ways of working, since I find this allows you the best experience of finding wYs of working that suit you. Many of these ways of working have creative elements. I am based in Shirley, Croydon, and in West Wickham, Kent, near Beckenham. I have sixteen years of Counselling experience as a child counsellor in Kent, and adult counselling in Croydon. I am a School Counsellor in four schools; and have a background of over thirty six years of working with children as a counsellor and teacher.

I am a fully qualified accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. MBACP(Accred)

In addition to integrative counselling, and solution focused therapy, I offer a range of creative techniques for children, teenagers and adults; I am an accredited practitioner in Jungian- Kalffian therapeutic Sandplay; this a very effective, powerful and creative method of sand therapy, for children , teenagers and adults. It is very absorbing and soothing, but a deeply effective way of working, as it works on what needs to be balanced on an unconscious level. Sandplay integrates all areas of the self; very beneficial for all emotional difficulties but it is especially suitable for anyone who has been adopted or fostered due to its great ability to help with attachment issues. Teenagers or those with high anxiety, often prefer not to talk about what is bothering them and this way of working can be more acceptable than talking more directly. (quote please see the Sandplay page) I am a member of the Association of Sandplay Therapists (MAST)
I am trained in using metaphor to explore difficulties (Clean Learning) and have developed two creative techniques of my own called "Fade the Feeling" and "Magical solution pictures" which I were recently published in the
professional journal for the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, (B.A. C.P.)

I am an advanced practitioner in "Tapping" or the Emotional Freedom Technique, as well as the more creative version of "Picture tapping" again, for all ages, and I also have some training in The "clean language technique, " which works very effectively as it focuses very closely on your perspectives. I am currently trading in advanced picture tapping

I am trained in the highly effective "Trouble-shooting for Parent's programme" also known as "Webster -Stratton" as used by CAMHS which means that I am able to help and advise parents on changing their children's difficult behaviour in a really positive way which makes life more harmonious for the family. .
I also have special training in adoption, fostering and attachment and I am a "LINK Counsellor" for Barnado's and I also have training in attachment focused Parenting so I can help all parties affected by adoption and attachment.
I have particular experience with helping with separation anxiety, anxiety and sleeping difficulties,
I also have particular experience in working with anxiety, depression and stress for all ages , bereavement , pet bereavement and family weddings

My private practice is based on the borders of Croydon, Surrey and West Wickham, Kent, with good public transport links from East Croydon, West Wickham, Beckenham and Bromley

As a child counsellor in Kent and Surrey I work with separation anxiety, anxiety, depression and low self esteem, stress, sadness and low mood, difficulties at school, bullying, parental splits, bereavements and many more emotional, social and behavioural difficulties that children face.
The way that I work is tailored to each individual, and what they are hoping for as a result of the work, but I use a range of techniques which include Person-centred, Cognitive behavioural techniques, Sandplay, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Pscho-dynamic work, Tapping for both children and adults, with additional play therapy and art therapy techniques for children.

I also work with parents to advise them on how to support their child with their difficulties, or in providing a series of “trouble-shooting” techniques to enhance their effective parenting.

I hope that you are able to find some helpful information on these pages, but if you are interested in child counselling in kent, or counselling or play therapy in Croydon or surrey, please contact me to find out more about how I can help.

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