Kevin Coleman MA, PG Dip, MBACP
Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
I am an integrative counsellor / psychotherapist who works with both adults and young people. I provide a friendly and adaptable service and am particularly suitable for those who have not had much experience of counselling previously. As a counsellor I have worked with a range of clients at City and Hackney MIND and in private practice dealing with issues such as anxiety and depression, relationships, abuse and living with Bi Polar Disorder.
I am particularly skilled at working with men who struggle with the idea of attending counselling and expressing their true feelings. Unfortunately this can make things harder for them when dealing with life issues such as relationships, alcohol and drugs, work related stress and male identity. Talking to some one who understands this from a male perspective can make all the difference, particularly one who would have identified with these fears himself not so long ago!
When counselling women I find it particularly rewarding to work with those who are open to experiencing an empathetic male perspective. In examining such issues as relationships with men, family responsibilities and coping with anxiety and depression, previous female clients have found it particularly helpful to experience this approach once they have taken the step of seeing me.
In counselling couples and families I use a flexible approach that is tailored to the needs of the individuals concerned using empathy and negotiating skills acquired over a long period of working with people. I have a passion for working with teenagers and young adults as I have demonstrated throughout my life and working career. I have an ability to quickly connect with young people which i believe is more important than any particular counselling approach or theory. I currently work part time in a specialist therapeutic secondary school in Waltham Forest.
Having lived in North East London / West Essex all my life I have learned to relate well to people from all backgrounds, religious and ethnic groups and have come to positively value diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a BACP accredited counselling and psychotherapy course at the University of East London, which has equipped me to practice a number of approaches to counselling depending on the needs and circumstances of the client. As well as my counselling qualifications I am a professionally qualified youth and community worker and teacher and have worked successfully with young people throughout my adult life. I am now an experienced and successful counsellor who has a lifetime of working with people from all backgrounds and a gift for connecting with people in order to build a trusting working relationship.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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£60 per hour for adults, £45 per hour for teenagers. Concessions for students and those not in paid work are available on a limited basis.
I am based in Buckhurst Hill, West Essex very close to Roding Valley tube station on the Central Line. I also am available daytimes at my home address in Chingford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays - daytime and evenings at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill, and at my home near Chingford Hatch. Flexible appointment times can be negotiated week by week.
Types of client