Charmaine Pollard - Registered/ Accredited Counsellor
I help people experiencing, stress, low confidence, poor self esteem, abuse and relationship issues recover and take control of their lives.
Having worked in private practice, statutory and the voluntary sector for over 18 years I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues.
As a person centred counsellor, I believe passionately that we all do know, somewhere within ourselves, the directions we need to take. In a warm, supportive and friendly environment, I will help you to discover what those directions might be.
Counselling can be short term or long term - depending on what you want to talk about and what you decide.
Counselling with me can help you to:
- Find a way forward
- Acknowledge the continuing impact of past experiences and explore how to become less affected by them
- Discover, accept and love who you are on the inside as well as the outside
- Increase your confidence and self esteem
- Illuminate opportunities that lies ahead
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered / accredited counsellor and adhere to BACP codes of ethics and good practice. I am committed to on-going personal and professional development, including regular supervision.
I have worked as a counsellor since 1996 and trainer of counsellors since 2011.
In addition to my core qualifications, I am trained to work with: Groups, Relationship issues, with Low Self Esteem and Low Self Confidence, Rape and Sexual Assault, Bereavement, Victims of Crime, Survivors of Abuse, Women's issues, Depression, Stress and Anxiety.
I am also a qualified poetry therapist.
- Locations -
I work from two locations to offer flexibility to my clients.
My practice in Hackney is easily accessed from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Finsbury Park, Clapton, Shoreditch, Dalston, Liverpool Street, North London, East London, Walthamstow, Chingford, Highams Park and the City.
My practice in Camden is easily accessed from Hampstead,Tufnell Park, Highgate, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Euston, Kentish Town, North West London and the City.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session (50 mins)
£40.00 Students per session (50 mins)
£40.00 negotiable for low/unwaged individuals
Are you ready to make an appointment or perhaps want to find out more?
I offer an initial telephone call which is an opportunity to talk more about counselling, for you to ask any questions you may have and to help you and I decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
During Covid- 19, I am offering counselling via telephone.
My practice is situated near bus routes and an overground station.
There is on-street parking in the road.
I normally respond to enquiries as soon as possible, if I am unable to respond immediately I aim to reply within 24 hours.