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Errolie Sermaine, MBACP

South Woodford E18 07763 650836 (please leave a message if I am unavailable to take your call) 07763 650836 (please leave a message if I am unavailable to take your call) 07763650836 07763650836

About me

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the current health situation, all sessions have been moved to online or telephone. I am currently offering free counselling sessions for NHS staff and have significantly reduced my fees for other new clients. Please contact me for more details.


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Throughout life we can all face challenges and it often helps to talk to someone about our thoughts, feelings and experiences. At these times it may feel uncomfortable or inappropriate to talk to friends or loved ones, or perhaps you feel that you don't have anyone around you that you could go to for help and support. I can offer you a safe, supportive and confidential space where you can explore and work through problems, thoughts, feelings and choices.

I have experience of working with a broad range of issues such as addiction, anxietydepression, relationship issues, low self-esteem and many more. I specialise in women's emotional and mental health, in particular postnatal depression. My practice is set in a relaxed atmosphere and I welcome clients from all age groups, genders and beliefs.

I also offer clinical supervision for fully qualified and trainee counsellors. Please contact me for further details.

My Approach

As a highly experienced, fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to offer you the empathy and understanding you need to become the person you want to be. I am professional trained in Person-centred, Gestalt, Existential, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural approaches but favour a humanistic approach. I offer short and long term therapy, tailored to suit your individual needs.

I offer face-to-face sessions but understand that for some people this may difficult so I can also provide online or telephone counselling sessions. If you would like to more about this type of therapy, please contact me for further details.

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professionals. I understand the courage it takes to contact a counsellor so I continuously strive to provide the best therapeutic experience to my clients.

Professional Experience

Since qualifying I have worked in private practice and a variety of organisations specialising in addiction, domestic violence, school counselling and mental health. I am also a fully qualified teacher (QTLS) and trainer working in Adult Education where I deliver and manage a range of courses including counselling (levels 1 - 5), mental health awareness, substance misuse awareness, understanding suicide, mindfulness, understanding self-harm and many more. I am also the Clinical Supervisor for the Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a designated safeguarding lead.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) in Counselling and a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold qualifications in a number of other specialised areas including mental health, substance misuse, safeguarding, social care and life coaching. My therapeutic background is in depression, anxiety, life changes, mental health and addiction. I have over a decade of professional experience, achieving excellent outcomes with a broad range of issues including:

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse/domestic violence
  • Addiction and Relapse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Drug and alcohol misuse
  • Life changes
  • Loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Relationship difficulties/issues
  • Stress

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professionals. If you would like to book an appointment or require further information please call, text or email me.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in women's mental health, particularly anxiety and pre/postnatal depression.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


One to one sessions - £50.00 per session. Concessions are available for students.

Online sessions - £40.00

Telephone sessions - £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

I am able to provide online, telephone or email counselling sessions. In some instances, I may be able to offer home visits. If you would like to more about this type of therapy, please contact me for more information.

I also offer clinical supervision for fully qualified and trainee counsellors as well as educational support for counselling students (all levels).

Please contact me for details.

Lily House
11 The Shrubberies
George Lane
South Woodford
E18 1BD

Forest Therapy Centre
The Old Forge
Station Passage
South Woodford
E18 1JL

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday 7am - 9pm Saturdays 9am - 1pm Sundays 9am - 1pm Please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I offer integrative supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, teachers and trainers. Discounts available for students.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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