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BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred) MBPsS

About me

I offer a confidential space for clients'  who are taking the time to face issues that may seem insurmountable or difficult. If you are experiencing anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, or feelings of low self esteem; taking the 'space and time' to speak with a qualified therapist can help facilitate a way forward.

I am a registered and accredited
 
psychological practitioner, working privately in South Woodford, offering individual therapy for adult clients.
Bupa/AXA PPP/Aviva & Vitalityhealth recognised therapist.

My work is informed by my former experience working within the NHS and in the voluntary sector for a National Bereavement organisation.  This has given me opportunity to work with a diverse client group and a wide range of issues for over a eighteen year period. If you would like further information, please access my website at www.margaretlennoncounselling.co.uk

During the initial meeting,  you will have the time to speak about your concerns.  This meeting is for 50 minutes and will give you an opportunity to see if you will be comfortable with me as your therapist and to gain some focus for the way forward.

My work as a Humanistic Integrative therapist means that I draw on a range of therapeutic models to respond effectively to clients'. My first degree in Psychology led onto my training in Psychological Counselling at City University in 1997. I have a specialist qualification in Bereavement counselling and Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. Additionally, CBT cert' from Bristol University (UWE)

I adhere to the framework laid down by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy code of ethics & framework for good practice. I am also committed to on going professional development, with additional trainings listed below:

Trauma Informed Practice: Tavistock & Portman clinic lecture series/BPS approved courses 2019/2020.
Tavistock & Portman Clinic: Adult Safeguarding - level 3.  July '16 &
Cruse Bereavement Masterclass: May 2016.
Tavistock & Portman Clinic: Working with Couples (May-July '15).
Tavistock & Portman Clinic: Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Psychoanalytic Assessment (June 2014 & Nov '14).
Specialist qualification in Counselling for Depression 2012 (CfD Government IAPT - increasing access to psychological therapy qualification).

I am based in South Woodford - 1 minutes walk from the tube station and within easy reach of Buckhurst Hill, Chingford and Highams Park areas.
I offer brief focused work and open ended therapy - this will be discussed with you at our initial meeting.
All sessions are 50minutes and usually weekly, initially.
Enhanced CRB checked.
If you wish to contact me, please use either my telephone number or email address.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist.
BACP registered.
Graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS).

BSc Hons Psychology.
PG Cert' in Psychological Counselling (City University).
Cognitve Behaviour Cert' (University West of England).
Advanced Diploma:Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
Diploma: Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

Additional qualifications:

BPS Approved Clinical Supervision Levels 1/2/3 - 2018
MBCT - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - Jan/March '16.
Working with Couples Trust Cert' - Tavistock & Portman Clinic - May - July '15.
Psychoanalytic assessment & Brief Psychoanalytic therapy Trust Cert' - 2014 (Tavistock &Portman Clinic).
IAPT - Counselling for Depression - specialist counsellor for Depression - 2012.
Loss & Bereavement - Certificate & training with Cruse Bereavement Service.
CBT (Certificate via Bristol University).
Working With Survivors of Abuse.
Working with couples affected by cancer diagnosis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Short term therapy.
Longer term therapy
Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Bereavement counselling.

Clinical supervision/therapy for students of counselling.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


£60 individual sessions - 50 minutes.

£90 couples - 75 minute session

Bupa/AXA-ppp/Aviva registered therapist
(Evening times - limited availability).
Agency referrals at a different rate.

Concessions: fees negotiable for those on low-income.
48 hours notice of cancellation required.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat 9am - 6pm. Limited eve appointments.

During government lockdown I will be offering either zoom or telephone sessions.

Further information


Therapy rooms - 1 minute walk away from South Woodford tube station.
Bus routes: 179/W12/W13/W14.
Wheelchair access.
Enhanced CRB Checked
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Room 7 - 1st Floor, Consulting Rooms, 10 The Shrubberies, South Woodford, E18 1DB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I work as a clinical supervisor to both individuals and groups.

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