About me

What if you can live by choice, not by chance ”.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor who is able to provide a warm and safe space to explore a variety of issues. I strongly believe that given the right conditions we all have the capacity to understand ourselves, what got us to the point we are at and to work through the changes that are needed in order to go on and create a fulfilling future.

Counselling can help you overcome anxiety, stress and deal with daily challenges. Through individual counselling which focuses solely on you, we can effect change by exploring the issues that have prevented you moving forward.

As well as working with adults,  I am currently working as a counsellor for a youth education/mentoring centre. This work fits in with my background of working with young people. I have mentored with Kids Company, worked at Wells Park School and volunteered as a youth worker with Catch 22.

I am also a part time family support worker, my role is to support young people and families with challenging behaviours and special needs.

Along with this work and my counselling I have regular training and supervision to support myself and to make sure I am working ethically and to a high professional standard.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling. My experience includes:

- Working with adults in a counselling setting
- Working with young people in schools and youth services
- Working with children with special needs and challenging behaviour

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.


Additional information

£45-50 per session


Monday -Friday 8am- 9pm Saturday - Sunday 8am -1pm

5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Amanda Kelly

Amanda Kelly