Marcelle Casingena MBACP Reg, Diploma Person Centered Counselling

Marcelle Casingena MBACP Reg, Diploma Person Centered Counselling

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About me

Experienced qualified counsellor offering Person-Centred Counselling either face to face or online/by phone. My aim is to help you to lead a calmer, happier and more fulfilling life. I specialise in bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and sadness, relationships and any other issue that may be causing you distress. During difficult periods in our lives, we can all benefit from additional emotional support and this is what I seek to provide during our sessions together.

My training is person-centred which concentrates on the therapeutic relationship between me and the client. I am always amazed at what can be achieved once a relationship based on trust begins to develop.

The techniques I use involve listening, accepting, understanding, encouraging and sharing on an equal level. I firmly believe that to get the best out of counselling, it is important to choose a therapist that is right for you. I have a calm and friendly manner and provide a peaceful and trusting space where we can work together to achieve a positive outcome.

Clients say I make a positive difference to their lives and I respond to each individual client with warmth, care and encouragement to begin the journey to a better way of living. I treat each client as an individual and adapt my practise accordingly.

I have experience in helping clients who have difficulties with:

  • bereavement
  • low self-esteem and anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • relationships
  • life changes and endings

As well as many years experience of face to face counselling, I worked for 2 years on a helpline with victim support and more recently with Cruse bereavement on their Early Intervention Programme offering phone support so am used to communicating and counselling by phone should you prefer sessions via Skype or online. My aim is to enable you to talk through your problems and work towards a more positive future for yourself. I currently work with Mind as a counsellor on a variety of mental health issues and have trained and am a member of PODS ) positive outcomes for dissociative survivors).

I run my private counselling practise in Cricklewood in a pleasant designated counselling room which is near transport links.

What is counselling?

When life feels just too hard to face alone and emotions are overwhelming, it can help to share the burden and feel supported with a professional counsellor. I work in a person-centred way by accepting whatever the client brings to the session in a warm, empathic and non-judgemental way. Sessions take place in a safe and comfortable space and are completely confidential.

What can you expect from our sessions?

The first trial session is offered at a nominal rate of £10 to see if we are comfortable working together. Picking up the phone can feel daunting but if preferable, this trial session can take place over the phone and/or by Skype at an agreed time.

If you decide to commit to counselling, we can then agree to work together for a fixed no, of sessions.

I practise in accordance with BACP guidelines.
My many satisfied clients say that counselling has helped them to understand and deal with their issues and unload their burden. I am often told "I feel lighter".

Counselling isn't a quick fix and can be challenging but talking to a trained professional can be the first step to a brighter and happier future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP (member of British Association of Counsellor and psychotherapy).
  • Dip.couns. Diploma in Person-Centred counselling.
  • Counselling for Cruse and Victim Support for many years plus continuing training on Bereavement and mental health issues.
  • Supervision and Working with Children and young people experience plus private clients.
  • I have also trained and delivered email support as well as telephone support.
  • These additional forms of counselling are available as well as one-to-one therapy.

I am experienced in face to face, telephone and e-mail counselling.

I have also attended workshops on Domestic Violence, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health awareness and Trauma- the body remembers through PODS ( Positive outcomes for dissociative survivors).

I have worked in the community for over 10 years working on a voluntary basis for Mind, Cruse Bereavement and Victim support line as well as seeing private clients on a face to face basis.

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  • Comfortable counselling room


£40 per hour.
Trial session available for £10.
Same fees apply to sessions conducted online and/or on Skype/telephone.

I am very near to transport at Cricklewood and parking is free.

Before or after work hours by arrangement at no extra charge.

Maps & Directions

London, NW2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


8am-8pm monday to friday excluding wednesdays, Some sunday mornings available. Skype and email sessions also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults