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About me

In Ilford, Gants Hill and the surrounding areas I offer Outdoor Therapy in a local park. I also have a room large enough to safely carry out face to face work.

For anyone else either local or further afield I offer online work on Zoom or WhatApp, or phone counselling.

I am passionate about working with people who have low self esteem or acute anxiety. Have you been suffering for a long time listening to a very self critical voice and feeling that you are not good enough. I can help you begin to have more compassion for yourself and to start to believe in your untapped potential.

I work with young people (14-18) adults and couples.

In your relationship, do you feel that there are unresolved issues? Do you feel stuck unhappy and that the spark between you has gone? I can help you start to feel more gratitude and appreciation of each other. Clients have said that after counselling their communication has improved so that they are better able to fulfil their own needs.

If you are a young person experiencing sadness or anxiety relating to school or university concerns, academic pressures , relationship issues or bullying I can help you.

I have had extensive experience dealing with bereavement. If you are feeling overwhelmed with grief and finding it difficult to move forward in your life I can help you manage the vast array of feeling you may be struggling to cope with. Clients have said that after counselling they were able to feel more at peace with their loss and were able to start to rebuild their lives.

I have worked in a drug and alcohol agency and have helped many clients struggling with addiction. I can help you rebuild your self esteem and develop your confidence.

I believe that the purpose of our lives is to be happy and that we can manifest a limitless potential within us.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.

Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling

Training and extensive work in bereavement counselling.

Great experience with drug and alcohol users.

I also offer Walk and Talk , outdoor therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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 am now currently back to providing face to face counselling.

My room is big enough to have over 2 metres between mine and the client's chair.

I currently have a Covid risk assessment policy which I am happy to send to you to help you decide which type of counselling would currently suit you.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

Additional information

Fees start at £40 for single session and £60 for couples. . Concessions available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evenings Monday to Saturday

Further information

  • You may be worried about talking to a stranger.
  • You may feel that your problems are not important enough.
  • Talking to someone who will not judge or try to sway you can help you become clear about where you want to be in your life.
  • Counselling is an important part of self care.
  • Talking about things can help you manage your feelings
  • Contact me to make an appointment.

Lotus Counselling
Olive Health And Travel
23A Seven Ways Parade, Woodford Ave
Ilford
Essex
IG2 6JX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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Annmarie Wakeling MBACP

Annmarie Wakeling MBACP