Mission Statement: To provide affordable counselling within the community and to be a part of the community.

* Thank you for your interest in having counselling with me, however, please note that I am fully booked.  Also, due to the complicated nature of my current caseload I do not see any sessions becoming available until March 2019. *

Hello and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Ana Cox and I am a fully qualified Counsellor & Psychotherapist registered and accredited by the BACP. I work in Croydon and the surrounding areas providing confidential counselling to adults & young people, face-to-face or via video call & telephone. I also work as a Clinical Supervisor with counsellors, other mental health professionals, teaching staff, medical staff and coaches.

Many of my clients come to me because their lives are being disrupted by stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, relationship & family issues. I will work with you integratively to see what we can do about your issues. Integrative counselling is where a counsellor is trained to work with in various ways, so I may incorporate any or a mix of the following: Person-Centred Approach, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focussed, Psychodynamic, Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT), Existential, short-term, long-term, etc. We would always explore and discuss what the best approach for your issues might be together.

I have worked in GP surgeries, schools, and private practice helping people from all walks of life with a very broad range of issues. Currently a lot of clients are coming to me with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, together with traumas both big and small. My research interests are cultural/bicultural identity development, psychosis and psychotic experiences, stress, anxiety and trauma. I am a qualified EMDR therapist and since February 2017 have been successfully working using EMDR to work with clients experiencing trauma (both childhood trauma and adult trauma), depression, anxiety, pain, phobias and panic disorder. The use of EMDR has been recommended by the Department of Health’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the guidelines they issued on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2005. This reflects the evidence for its effectiveness which has been collected from clinicians and researchers.

I have a mixed heritage English/Mexican background and am able to conduct counselling in Spanish. My practice room has a warm and welcoming feeling to it providing you with a calm space in which to explore what is going on for you.

I know how hard it is to make the move to see a counsellor and I will aim to see you as soon as possible. If you do not receive a reply from me within 24 hours please check your spam box or call me.

My practice room where I offer counselling is in East Croydon very close to East Croydon Station and has a warm and welcoming feeling to it providing you with ivory-aztec-practice-room-ba calm space in which to explore what is going on for you.  I appreciate how big a step it is to reach out to a counsellor and with that in mind I aim to offer you a session as soon as possible.

I am a fully Registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and also have membership with ISPS UK (International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis), UK Psychological Trauma society (UKPTS), and the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Membership of these professional bodies means that I abide by strict Codes of Ethics and professional practice and keep my training/professional development up to date.

I take my responsibility for looking after information seriously and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). I follow General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) at all times when asking for or handling your information. I work within the spirit and the practice of the Equality Act 2010, promoting a culture of respect and dignity, and embracing principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Aside from my work with private clients I accept referrals from GPs and other health and social care professionals. I am experienced in providing the following services for the Croydon area: Counselling, CBT and EMDR, for private companies, EAPs, Insurance Companies, and Solicitors. I am also a Registered Provider and Associate Counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs). Please feel free to contact me to access counselling through your EAP or pass my details on to them when contacting their dedicated helpline.