Natalie is a Student Counsellor at Cherry Tree Therapy Centre in Buckhurst Hill.
I believe strongly in taking care of our mental health and emotional wellbeing. I offer a warm, non-judgemental space for clients to talk about whatever is on their mind. I believe we all have the capability to overcome our problems and I help empower my clients to achieve this.
I work according to your needs and I practice an integrative approach. This means we might use a structured approach of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to explore how thoughts impact feelings, which then impact behaviour. Alternatively, it may be helpful to use a Psychodynamic approach where we explore how past experiences and relationships, including childhood ones, have impacted on your current relationships and attachments with others. I am also Person-Centred, which means I will be genuine, empathic and non-judgemental. We can work collaboratively in identifying which approach works best for you or even use a combination.
I am currently studying for an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London. I am working towards completing the client hours I need to qualify.
I work coaching, mentoring and assessing trainee Probation Officers at the Ministry of Justice. Prior to this I worked as a Probation Officer for 10 years working with offenders to address a wide range of issues, such as substance misuse, trauma and mental health. This knowledge and experience has informed my work with clients in my ability to enable change.
I offer both face-to-face and online low-cost sessions, which includes weekdays and weekends.
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- BSc Criminal Justice / Diploma in Probation Studies / NVQ in Community Justice
- BA History
I am a student member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of conduct and ethical framework.