Marlene Cassell MBA, PGDip, MBACP

Marlene Cassell   MBA, PGDip, MBACP

Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

07737 265248

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Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

07737 265248

About me

So Confusing … So many counsellors, with experience in different therapies ...which one is best for you ? Plus they deal with all these heavy issues and complicated conditions you may not relate to ...

All you know for sure is...  "I think I would like to talk to someone who listens, doesn’t judge me or tell me what to do… doesn’t make me feel bad about myself and helps me to understand me… someone I can trust !! and I feel comfortable with"

How do you find that counsellor ? Honestly … trial and error – irrespective of experience and knowledge, the real ‘meeting of minds’ occur when a client and counsellor engage in what called a ‘therapeutic relationship’ – Do you feel able to open up and trust your counsellor ‘are they patient and let you go at your own pace ?
After all, you may feel you have enough demands in life already …

Am I that counsellor ?  We don’t know, until we meet and have our first session, then you will know if you want to continue working with me.  I am happy to meet you for an initial session – you can share as much or as little as you want, feel free to express your concerns about your life and I will answer any questions you may have about the counselling process. You can rest assured, I am qualified (see below), and work within the BACP Ethical Framework and am fully insured to practise.

So how do I work – I am an Integrative Counsellor – which means I can introduce different approaches in our work together – depending on what we agree might be useful or helpful. We work as a team, but you’re in charge … you decide, what is raised and discussed, you can wait until you’re comfortable in sharing with me your private emotions and thoughts.  We can work together on what is important to you ‘right now’ and you might well find your priorities may change over time, as you discover what kind of future you want.   You will have a confidential space to have your voice heard.

This is a journey, one we undertake in partnership – are you ready to take the first step?

If so contact me, to arrange an informal chat or to book our first session – then you decide if you would like us to continue working together...

Helpful Stuff to know about me:

Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Enhanced DBS certificate

Experienced working with Adults, dealing with depression, relationship issues, cultural identity, eating disorders, general and social anxiety.

I have worked closely with Children in both Primary to Secondary Schools, having volunteered for two years with ‘Place 2 Be’.  I also have experience working with University Students learning to manage away from home, dealing with the pressures of study and exams.

My experience to date, centres around Humanistic Person Centred Therapy.

My approach is known as the ‘Skilled Helper Model’ which means I work in partnership with my clients to determine, what they wish to focus on and how they would like things changed or improved.

Depending on the client’s requirements, I can also introduce the ‘Consultancy Model’ which combines, both counselling and coaching together, which some clients prefer, when they wish to undertake a transformational change in their life or work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications:

BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

I have completed the Oxford University Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders: CBte
Centre for Research on Dissemination at Oxford (CREDO)                                                                            Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford  OX3 7JX
The two links below provide further information on Cbte :

NLP: Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Hypnotic Practitioner Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming & Paul McKenna Training Ltd 2009

Corporate & Executive Coaching: The Coaching Academy UK Ltd 2007

MBA The City University 1998                                                                            

Continued Professional Development:  Place2Be Working with children which includes: Attachments, Endings, Working with Metaphor, Place2Talk, Group Work, Safe Guarding and Working with Adolescents in Secondary School, CBT Boot Camp – May 2016 Christine Padesky's London Workshop.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Maps & Directions

Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6EU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme