J. Miranda Andrea Counselling MBACP
84 Park Road
07522652452 / 07522 652452
I am a Person Centred counsellor working from Crouch End in North London. I also have a private practice based from home. I have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life and ages within a variety of settings, such as Mind, NHS Doctors Surgery, Turning Point (drugs and addictions). I am also working for The Young Concern Trust with young people/adolescents who may be experiencing a whole range of concerns from school pressure, home life, social media, low self esteem, depression. I aim to offer warm, thoughtful listening with a down to earth approach.
I appreciate coming to see a counsellor may feel difficult or overwhelming in the beginning, but taking that first step is already a move towards change. I believe as a Person Centred therapist, that when you are given the time and space to feel heard, in a completely non judgemental way this is a healing process in itself.
Life can create much turmoil, whether its from past/ current relationships, experiences, or in the here and now. Sometimes for reasons that may seem unclear, feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger or depression can be triggered and come to the surface, which is all worthy of exploration and attention, when the time feels right for you.
Ultimately i feel its the relationship between client and counsellor that forms the basis of building a trusting and strong connection. Simply having a safe and quiet space to feel heard, with no other agenda in the room can pave the way to a better place. I am not prescriptive or directive. we will work together to get to the root cause of where your at now to bring new changes and clarity from within.
At the heart of my approach is to 'prize' and 'value' my relatiosnship with each client I work with so we may build a productive and caring therapeutic alliance.
What to expect
On the first meeting we can explore any area that concerns you most. I will listen carefully to how you are feeling. Working together collaboratively with no set agenda will enable us to determine your needs from the process.
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
- 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 the code and ethics of the BACP Governing Body Maintaining Good Ethical Practice
- fully registered and insured
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|