Beccy Stremes

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Life coaching, counselling therapy and Supervision in South Croydon/Sanderstead and via Skype

I’m a Croydon lass in my 50’s. I’ve lived and worked in Croydon for over 30 years and love and embrace our multi cultural cosmopolitan town.

I found, from a young age that I was naturally drawn to wanting to understand people, and how we viewed and saw things in different ways. When I was given the chance to re-train for a new career in my 40’s, I was naturally drawn to a counselling career. Ten years on , being a counsellor in private practice in South Croydon has allowed me a wonderful opportunity to explore and help people from all walks of life living in a richly diverse town.

I am down to earth, and take my role as a counsellor extremely seriously. But…. I also know how to laugh with you, and share not only sadness but those awesome moments in your life.

So, if you are needing to find some space to talk to someone, or are feeling overwhelmed or anxious in a way that is making life difficult to deal with, then please phone or e-mail me, - just go to the 'contact me' tab at the top of this page and you will find all the details. I will be able to offer you a session, usually within a few days of our first contact.

The first session is very much about exploring exactly what you would like to get from the counselling journey. What your goals are; what you want to change; what patterns get in the way and we can look at strategies that enable you to feel resilient and able to make decisions that will work for you.

I work alongside you, to understand what has caused the anxiety or stress, and to slowly enable you to get back up and into your life journey again.

I believe you are the expert in your world, and that with the right space for thought and our exploration together, you will find yourself knowing who you really are, and exactly where you want to be.

Further Information :-

I offer a safe comfortable confidential space for you to explore issues that are affecting you in your life. The relationship we build is based upon trust, genuineness and the ability for me to explore your world from your eyes. This then enables me to understand exactly how things are for you, and from that point, we can work together to focus on the areas that you are wanting to change in your life, or the areas that are causing worry and anxiety. I work in a non judgemental way, which means that my own values and beliefs are put aside in order to truly understand and hear yours. I work short term ( up to 6 sessions) or long- term ( open ended) depending on what you decide you need.

I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties with :

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Transitions

    My practise is based in South Croydon, and is easily reached by bus from Croydon, Sanderstead, Purley, Sutton and Wallington. If you are driving, there is space for you to park on my drive, or use the free parking on the road.

    I am also available for counselling via Skype. Please contact me for further information to set this up.

    I am a member of BACP ( The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am bound by their codes and ethics as a counselling therapist and supervisor. I attend supervision on a regular basis to support myself in my work as a counsellor and supervisor.I trained at Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London, and continue to update my skills through regularly attending further courses to gain continual professional development.

    I have a certificate in supervision studies awarded by Christchurch University, Canterbury, and a BA (hons) in person centred counselling.
    I completed a 2 day intensive life coaching course in 2000, and use life coaching skills when it feels appropriate within the counselling relationship.

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