Caroline Ley MA, PG Dip, BSc (Psych),

Caroline Ley 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 am a Counsellor & Psychotherapist who specialises in working with Sex and Porn Addiction and Sexually Compulsive Behaviours. I work with individuals, couples and partners and facilitate a sex addiction recovery group for addicts and a support group for the partners of addicts.  I completed my Sex Addiction Counselling training with Paula Hall at The Laurel Centre and I am very committed to this area of counselling which is often misunderstood.

I have experience in working with a variety of sexual issues both with individuals and with couples and will complete my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy in June 2020.

I have over eleven years of experience, working with both couples and individuals.  I have worked with more than 600 clients over 9,000+ counselling sessions.  During that time I have helped  many people from different and diverse backgrounds change their lives and their relationships for the better and that is the reason I am so passionate about this work.

I have given talks on behalf of Epping Forest District Council, appeared on Radio Essex and I'm currently leading a project which addresses the mental health needs of schools within the borough.  I am also the Clinical Director of Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

On a regular basis, I volunteer my time to run non-profit community groups at the therapy centre which include the:

  • Anxiety management group,
  • Bereavement support group,
  • Menopause well-being group,
  • Sex addiction recovery group
  • Partners of sex addicts support group.

I run mental health training courses, workshops and have experience in both clinical supervision and  lecturing at a local university. I am also passionate about giving trainees the opportunity to gain counselling experiences at the centre so offer yearly placements to local counselling students. Collaborating with local universities and colleges means the centre can provide a low cost counselling service to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford private counselling

My qualifications include: MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy, , BSc in Psychology, Dip. in Relationship Counselling. Dip. In Sex Addiction Counselling, I have attended Stopso Training and I’m currently completing a Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy. I am a member of BACP, BPS, ATSAC  & COSRT.

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 Clinical Director of Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill. The centre has seven counselling rooms, a training room and a waiting area. We 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: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


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

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme