Caroline Ley MBACP, MBPsS, COSRT, ATSAC, MA, PG Dip, BSc (Psych),

Caroline Ley MBACP, MBPsS, COSRT, ATSAC, MA, PG Dip, BSc (Psych),

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Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
2 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

020 8506 1868 / 07740 362 857

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About me

I know this is not an easy decision to make. You have a list of counsellors to choose from at a time when making daily decisions to change your life could be difficult. This may be your first step towards counselling or you may have seen a few counsellors previously and yet, you still feel stuck. How can you be sure out of all the counsellors that I will be the right person for you?

I Am Experienced

Over the last ten years, I have worked with more than 500 clients over 8,000+ counselling sessions.  During that time I have helped many people change their lives and their relationships for the better and that for me, is the reason I do this work. I have got to know a large number of people on a deep level and it has been a privilege to work with  many clients from so many different and diverse backgrounds. A high percentage of clients return to me when new issues pop up in their lives and new clients often come to me via personal recommendations.

For nearly 5 years I have owned and developed the Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill. I have brought together a fantastic team of counsellors and psychotherapists and together we offer non-profit community groups such as bereavement and anxiety support groups.

From 2016-2018 I worked at the University of East London as a Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, helping future counsellors to become the best practitioners they can be.

My Counselling Work

My own personal work has developed over the years and in addition to general counselling, I have a special interest in working with clients with addictions, in particular alcohol, drugs, sex and porn addiction.  I also work with partners and children of sex addicts, plus individuals and couples who are experiencing psychosexual issues. If you are unable to attend the centre for sessions you don't have to worry, I regularly see clients both in the UK and overseas using Skype or Zoom.

So Am I Right For You?

I can’t answer that, but I am happy to have a no obligation chat on the phone to discuss your situation and any concerns you have about coming in for counselling. I know it can be a tough call to make, so even if your first step is a text message or an email, that step could be a huge shift towards a better future.

                    'The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ ~ Lao Tzu

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me either by phone, text or email.  Skype sessions available on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Stress Management Consultant.

My qualifications include:

- MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- Diploma in Relationship & Couple Counselling
- Behavioural Activation Training for Depression
- Level One & Two Lifespan Integration Training
- Certificate in Mindfulness Training
- Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling
- Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (To be completed June 2020)
- Stopso Training (Specialist Treatment Organisation for Prevention of Sexual Offending)

I have worked for many years in private practice and have worked in the community as a Residential Social Worker and Family Support Officer for the Child Protection Team before qualifying as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Personal Life Coach.

I am a member of:

  • BACP - The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Counselling and Coaching division)
  • BPS - The British Psychological Society
  • COSRT - College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
  • ATSAC - The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity

I hold full public liability insurance and an up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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No obligation FREE telephone consultation (max. 15 minutes)

Individual counselling - £80

Relationship counselling - £90

There are a limited number of low cost sessions available at the Cherry Tree Therapy Centre, please contact me for further details.

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Further information

I am the owner of Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill. The centre has three counselling rooms and a small waiting area. We also have forecourt parking, street parking and benefit from being 30 seconds from a central line station. The centre is properly heated, furnished to a high standard and offers a safe and comfortable environment for all clients. There are no stairs which enables disabled clients to access the building. Please find us at

Maps & Directions

Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6EU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesday - Friday 08:00 - 19:00 Sat 09:00 - 14:00

Types of client

Older adults
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