Marcelle Casingena MBACP Reg, Diploma Person Centered Counselling
Experienced qualified counsellor offering Person-Centred Counselling. 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:
- low self-esteem and anxiety
- panic attacks
- 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 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am-8pm monday to friday excluding wednesdays, Some saturday mornings available. Skype and email sessions also available.
Types of client