Deanne Fernando-Schreck

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Ad.Dip Couns & Dip.Anxiety.Couns. MBACP, MAPCCA
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Chigwell IG7 & Watford WD18
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome, my name is Deanne. I am a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy helping adults and young people with various issues including addiction, anger, anxiety, abuse, depression, low-self esteem and confidence. A full list of the areas I work with can be found below.

How can I help you?

Providing short or long term one to one counselling sessions in person, over the telephone and online, my goal is to help individuals manage difficult and challenging issues that impact their well-being. Therefore, working towards gaining deeper awareness into the sense of self. We work together identifying conflicts, needs and thus enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating; hence finding a resolution or satisfaction to a better place in life.

Pulling out from the therapeutic counselling approaches I have trained in, I work with the most effective approach that is suited to the content which is presented to me at the time of the session. For example, whilst Humanistic approaches work well for most material, sometimes I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT), art materials or solution focused that I feel relates better.

I am aware that taking a step to seek a counsellor can be difficult for most people. However when you find the right counsellor for you, the therapeutic process develops organically and can enable a comfortable setting for you to talk about issues at your own pace.

How can my experience  help you?

I have worked for a large charitable organisation offering counselling for substance misuse. Working in the field of addiction for over six years, I gained a great deal of experience in supporting people through their layers of emotional distress and helping clients through their journey to recovery.

I also worked for the NHS Psychological Support Services for three years as a bereavement counsellor, helping people through their trauma in loss and grief.

My belief is that each person has the ability to reach their potential when seeking and finding their inner resources and strengths, enabling access to a brighter life. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working successfully with a wide range of adults of different ages and backgrounds. I have chosen to work in counselling because there is something very special about working in the helping profession and rewarding to see the process of change.

I am able to help support you through the following areas.

Abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, a sense of loss of identity, health issues that impact, isolation, stress, relationship issues, work related issues and trauma. I would like to mention that I am also able to support those who are grieving for the loss of family pet, which I feel is also a significant part of loss and grief having experienced this myself.

Other ways of working and communicating.

  • Person Centred Art Therapy Counselling Skills.

I am able to work creatively by using art materials with those who wish to do so. No drawing skills are required, I can assure you. Working with an image produced by yourself, I facilitate a session that enables you to explore the hidden messages which communicate feelings that might have been previously suppressed. It can also help release feelings that might be hard to bring to the surface. This can be a powerful way of processing and some clients express the value and benefit of working this way. I tend to use a variety of simple techniques that helps open awareness to what the client is 'holding' or 'carrying'. Working this way brings another perspective to reflection.

How to get in touch

The therapeutic service I offer is warm and down to earth, enabling people I meet to feel safe, supported and heard. If you have any questions about counselling or you would like to book a session, then please get in touch with me today, either by phone or text on 07778 075948 or use the contact form here to send me an email enquiry.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Anxiety Counselling
  • Professional level five Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy Skills
  • Certificate of Proficiency BACP


  • Westminster Drug Project 2017/2018 - De-escalation, Solution Focused and WDP MI interviewing.
  • Health and Safety 2018.
  • Barts Health NHS trust - Training Course in incorporating both theoretical and practical work in the area of loss, grief and bereavement 2015.
  • CRI Substance Misuse Training 2013.
  • Drugsline Certificate of Training 2011.

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
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • I am able to help and support those who have lost a family pet.

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

  • Free of charge short initial telephone assessment.

  • £50 for individual counselling session.

I offer a reduced fee for those  on low income or students. I will be happy to have a chat with you and help in any way I can, so please feel free to call or email me for more information. Discount for block booking available also.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile, wishing you all the best.

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Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a member of APCCA/Association for Person Centred Creative Arts.

Chigwell, Essex, IG7

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

Telephone counselling offered.

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Deanne Fernando-Schreck
Deanne Fernando-Schreck