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BA (Hons) > Counselling for Change & Wellbeing, BACP accred.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile page!
My name is Irène and I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor (BA Hons) and nlp coach with over 20 years of experience helping people break through limiting thought patterns. Working on our wellbeing means going from breakdown to breakthrough!
Mental Health is one of the most important aspects of living a happy and successful life. And like physical health our mental health is often affected by what goes one in our lives. Anxiety, stress, depression or live events like divorce or loss can put a huge strain on our ability to look after ourselves. And often circumstances outside of our control mean that we suddenly find ourselves feeling vulnerable, frustrated or simply out of our depth.
At Counselling for Change and Wellbeing I discuss your issue in dept to find the underlying issue and help you to gain a greater understanding of what might have caused the problem in the first place. This insight will help us to look for new ways of managing your issue in new and more up to date ways. We will work together at a pace that suits you to support an affirmative and effective process for positive change to be lasting.

Besides working in my private practice,  I am also a counsellor and supervisor at the Brunel University London where I work with students and staff managing their mental health and wellbeing. I deliver several workshops to both, students and staff, focussing on stress and negative internal dialogue. 
I would be very happy to start our work together with a free phone consultation where you can let me know your reasons for calling, your expectations of working with me and ask any questions you might have about how I work.

I hold a current and enhanced DBS check UK wide.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University

• Certificate in Supervision

• Certificate in NLP

• Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy

• Certificate in Trauma Work

• Domestic Violence Training

• Masterclass on Working at Relational Depth in Counselling Psychotherapy

• Certificate in Couples Counselling

• Use of Humour in the Counselling Relationship

• Eating Disorders

• Relational Depth

• Shame and Actualisation

• Fragile, dissociated and Psychotic Process

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer groups for stress management (i.e. exam stress), self-esteem, personal strengths and much more. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to participate.

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Free initial phone consultation

I offer a free initial phone consultation of up to 20 minutes. This is offered without any further obligation but can be useful to explore what brings you to counselling and discuss how we might work together.

Appointments, which last for 50 minutes, are charged as follows:


Individuals   £ 55 per session

Concessions for counsellors in training.


Individuals    £ 60 per hour

Concessions for counsellors in training.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday > 9am till 8pm

Further information

Lightwater, Surrey

Private parking available

Within close reach of the M3, A322

Lightwater, Surrey, GU18

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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