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Natalie Duncan

Student Counsellor

About Me:

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


Professional Membership:

I am a student member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of conduct and ethical framework.