About me

Hello, I am a MBACP registered counsellor with dip in Life Development Psychotherapy from the College of Holistic Medicine.

I will give you time and space so that we can work through some of your issues.

I offer you in our first introduction session 30 mins online opportunity for us to get to know each other and talk through our potential scheme of work.

Moving on we can work face to face or on zoom were required.

I am offering 4-6 weeks goal orientated sessions, after which we can review to see if we want to continue.

I have extensive experience working as a birth educator and doula and very passionate to help support young families navigate their first weeks of parenting, which can be very challenging especially through this pandemic.

I will offer an empathetic safe non-judgemental space to be heard and acknowledged.

I may also included some mindfulness meditation to help you settle and develop tools to manage your everyday life.

Offering 4-6 weekly therapy in the Walthamstow area at St Peter In The Forest Community Centre E17.

Training, qualifications & experience

dip Life Development Counseling/Psychotherapy with College of Holistic Medicine

Accredited member of MBACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Arlene is a birth educator and doula and advocate and has been a Holistic therapist for many years. She brings her experience of profound listening and empathy into her practice and is now returning to counselling and psychotherapy. In particular supporting fathers and mothers in the early period of parenting and the change of roles and dynamics within the home.


£60.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA

Additional information

Initial consultation is £15 for 30 mins.  Follow up sessions £60 or block booking of £60 for 6 weeks.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I will be working from Peterhouse Community Centre on Tuesday afternoon evenings.  Sessions are for 50 mins. 

Please be prompt.

36 hour cancellation fee will be in place.

Further information

Weekly sessions over 4-6 weeks, then we will review.

The introduction session is £15 for 30 mins online or face to face.

122 Forest Rise
E17 3PW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Arlene Dunkley-Wood

Arlene Dunkley-Wood