Mandie Howard Dip Counsellor, MBACP (Reg)
You may be reading this because you are facing a challenge in your life which you are finding difficult to manage, such as relationship issues or ongoing unhelpful behaviour patterns.
It may be that you are feeling depressed or anxious and need some help in understanding what it is you are struggling with. I will work with you to explore your feelings, gain some clarity around your thoughts and help build your capacity for self-awareness and resilience.
During the last few years I have worked with clients on many issues including feeling sad, anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness, problems around eating, loss, relationship issues with partners and friends and family, health related issues, suicidal feelings, low self-esteem, changes in life and work related complications such as redundancy or problems with colleagues.
I specialise in bereavement and grief and have had significant experience working with clients around these areas.
Clients work with me on a short or long term basis and I offer a free telephone introductory session to new clients. Please feel free to contact me on the email link above and I will get straight back to you.
( I hold a small availability of low cost / concession sessions for counsellors in training and those on low incomes. Please enquire for more information and availability)
Regarding accessibility, please contact me and I can discuss my environment with you so that you can determine if it will suit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered BACP counsellor.
I run my private practice from my consulting room in Clapton, Hackney, London. In addition to working as a bereavement counsellor at St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney, London for the previous two years I also work as an online counsellor for the award winning bereavement website GriefChat.
I started my counselling work as a telephone helpline volunteer at Childline in 2007 where I was inspired to train as a therapeutic counsellor and went on to train at City Lit in Covent Garden, qualifying in 2014. During my training I spent 2 years seeing clients at the Royal London Hospital's bereavement service.
Underlying my training and work is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and I encourage an environment where my clients feel they can be themselves.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Telephone introductory session free
- Hackney, East London £55.00
- Online £40
I'm available Monday to Friday 7.30am am to 8.30 pm.
- Family issues
- Separation and divorce
- Panic attacks
- Low self esteem
- Developing a better understanding of yourself and your behaviours
- Developing coping strategies
- Sexual, physical & emotional abuse
- Health related issues
- Relationship issues with partners, family, friends and colleagues
- Lesbian and gay issues
- Mental health issues
- Major life changes
- Chronic illness
- Feeling sad