Annmarie Wakeling

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Buckhurst Hill IG9 & Ilford IG2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We are encouraged these days to look after our physical health, but how about our emotional and mental health. If you are struggling with feelings of unhappiness, low self esteem, anxiety or depression counselling can help you to manage difficult feelings and lead a happier more authentic life . I believe that everyone has the potential for self healing and happiness within them. 

Have you been listening to a critical voice and feeling that you are not good enough? I can help you to develop more confidence and to lead a more authentic and fulfilling life. I believe that we all have within us unlimited potential, which I can help you manifest. 

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.

Are you worried about your retirement.? Is the reality of retirement less promising than you hoped.? I can help you find a way through anxieties about the future, worries about your children and grandchildren.

I believe that we all have untapped potential within all of us that I can help you manifest and live a happier life .

I work with adults, young people from 14 to 18 couples and retired people.

I have counselling rooms in Gants Hill and Buckhurst Hill which have easy access to public transport and parking facilities. I also work with people online and via phone counselling.

I offer Walk and Talk Therapy and can do home visits.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£70.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees start at £70 for single session and £85 for couples. . Concessions available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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.

Cherry Tree Therapy Centre, 2 Station Parade, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6EU

Rose Opticians, 583 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6JZ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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If you are unable to leave your home or have mobility issues I will consider home visiting you.

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Annmarie Wakeling
Annmarie Wakeling