J. Miranda Andrea Counselling MBACP
84 Park Road
07400226469 / 07400226469
I am a Person Centred Counsellor, Accredited with the British Association of Counsellors And Psychotherapists. (BACP)
I have worked in a variety of settings such as Mind, NHS Doctors Surgery, Turning Point (drugs and addictions),The Young Concern Trust, and private practice, gaining experience with a diverse and broad spectrum of clients of all ages and different backgrounds.
My private practice's are based near Bounds Green tube and Crouch End N8.
As a Person Centred Counsellor I will not enter into a therapeutic relationship by setting the agenda or taking an 'expert stance'. The Person Centred belief and philosophy maintains as human beings we all inherently have the potential and drive to heal from old wounds, past or present, (given the right conditions) Building a strong and caring therapeutic alliance is where this starts. We will work together collaboratively to build trust, safety, warmth and connection.
You may want to explore concerns around past/current relationships, trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety and more. Depending on your needs and area of concern just a few sessions may be needed or you may prefer more time for deeper therapeutic work.
At the heart of all my work is to 'prize' and 'value' the relationship with each client based on respect, confidentiality and trust.
What to expect
When we first meet I would like to hear what brings you to seek counselling and any aspects of your life that may be impacting on your emotional or physiological well being, we can then decide if I am the right 'fit' for you, or if you need some time to decide. There is no obligation after the first meeting.
Should you decide to continue my aim is to work alongside your Process by carefully facilitating exploration regarding how you are feeling. Renewed understanding of the root cause or 'stuckness' can pave the way for moving forward and making the changes you may be looking for within yourself and other significant relationships
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 2 Diploma Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 3 Diploma Certificate In Counselling Skills
- Level 4 Foundation Degree BACP Accredited In Person Centred Counselling
- Awarded BACP certificate of Accreditation
- NHS St Peters Doctors Surgery Islington
- Counsellor for West Essex Mind
- Bereavement Training (NHS St Margeret's Centre) Whipp's Cross Hospital
- Working for Enfield Parents and Children offering counselling/art therapy for children
- Place 2 Be School Counsellor
- Turning Point Drugs and Addictions
- Counsellor for the Young Concern Trust (Harlow)
- Member of the BACP
- I follow a strict code of ethics by the BACP Governing Body Maintaining Good Ethical Practice
- fully registered and insured
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
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There is no charge for the first meeting. We can both decide in this session if i am the right counsellor for you. You have no obligation to commit and may need time to reflect on your decision. Should you decide to start we will agree on a day and time that is convenient. Therapy does not have to drag on and maybe just a few sessions is all thats needed.
My fees are £40.00 for a 50 minute session
I will offer a reduced rate for students or people on a tight budget. I believe therapy should be accessible to everyone and am open to being as fair as possible.
Where am I located?
I have a counselling room at Project Me in Crouch End and a private practice based at home, which is near Bounds Green tube. There is free parking and bustops within five minutes walking distance. Project Me in Crouch End has accessible parking. Restricted parking is between 10-12 midday.
“I am without question feeling and functioning better since when I last saw you. I still have bleak periods now and then, but am able to handle them, and they pass. Its an on going process we all know that, but at least I am not wading through the dull, inarticulate despair that I was in this time last year. I feel I learned so much and gained so much with you, in the way of how to handle the life I am faced with now. I really want to thank you for your help.”
“Thank you so very much for your never ending patience, kindness and compassion. You have given me so very much help. I shall never forget you and wish you well in the future. This card sums up what I feel you have given me. “the right pair of shoes”.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am happy to offer daytime or evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|