Charmaine Pollard - Registered/ Accredited Counsellor
0208 798 3035 / 07961 016 334
I help people experiencing, stress, low confidence, poor self esteem, abuse and relationship issues recover and take control of their lives.
Having worked in private practice, statutory and the voluntary sector for over 18 years I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues.
As a person centred counsellor, I believe passionately that we all do know, somewhere within ourselves, the directions we need to take. In a warm, supportive and friendly environment, I will help you to discover what those directions might be.
Counselling can be short term or long term - depending on what you want to talk about and what you decide.
Counselling with me can help you to:
- Find a way forward
- Acknowledge the continuing impact of past experiences and explore how to become less affected by them
- Discover, accept and love who you are on the inside as well as the outside
- Increase your confidence and self esteem
- Illuminate opportunities that lies ahead
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered / accredited counsellor and adhere to BACP codes of ethics and good practice. I am committed to on-going personal and professional development, including regular supervision.
I have worked as a counsellor since 1996 and trainer of counsellors since 2011.
In addition to my core qualifications, I am trained to work in Couples Counselling; PoetryTherapy, Groups: Relationship issues, with Low Self Esteem and Low Self Confidence, Rape and Sexual Assault, Bereavement, Victims of Crime, Survivors of Abuse, Women's issues, Depression, Stress and Anxiety.
- Locations -
I work from two locations to offer flexibility to my clients.
My practice in Hackney is easily accessed from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Finsbury Park, Clapton, Shoreditch, Dalston, Liverpool Street, North London, East London, Walthamstow, Chingford, Highams Park and the City.
My practice in Camden is easily accessed from Hampstead,Tufnell Park, Highgate, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Euston, Kentish Town, North West London and the City.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a certified poetry therapist; (CPT), I facilitate therapeutic writing groups and workshops in the Community. I teach introduction to therapeutic writing courses at FE Colleges. and I also facilitate Courage to Be Me a writing for wellbeing group focussed on increasing confidence and building resilience for secondary School students.
Poetry Therapy is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth. Research over the last 30 years has found links between writing, health and wellbeing.
I am passionate about how words can be used to bring about healing and transformation.
Start your very own journey of self-discovery, healing and growth, by signing up to my contact list where you will be notified of upcoming workshops / groups.
£50.00 per session (50 mins)
£40.00 Students per session (50 mins)
£40.00 negotiable for low/unwaged individuals
£70.00 per session (1 hour)
Are you ready to make an appointment or perhaps want to find out more?
I offer an initial telephone consultation completely free of charge to help you and I decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
My practice is situated near bus routes and an overground station.
There is on-street parking in the road.
I normally respond to enquiries as soon as possible, if I am unable to respond immediately I aim to reply within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and Evenings: Mon- Fri. First Appointment 8.00a.m. Last Appointment 8.00p.m. Saturday A.M. appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide both individual and group supervision for counsellors and student counsellors.View supervision profile