25th February 2017 

Counselling and Mediation Services in Woodford Green Essex
the City of London
New Broad Street, London EC2

I am here to listen to you. If you are considering whether to embark on counselling therapy, being listened to is what you need and want more than anything else.

Whilst you may be able to confide in relatives and friends, they may have their own preoccupations, they may be too close to you personally or involved with your situation to advise you objectively. You may also feel that there are certain things that you cannot say to them. As a trained counsellor, I can help you express your thoughts and feelings without passing judgment. And everything you do say will be treated in the strictest confidence.

I became a counsellor because I believe I have an innate ability to relate positively to people and because I wanted to use this gift and my skills to improve the lives of those who are experiencing unhappiness brought on by the types of issues described later in this website.

Counselling is not to be feared. It is a journey of self-exploration that will enable you to come to terms with the events or problems that are troubling you. I hope you will allow me to accompany you on that journey.

I operate from two practices. One is situated in Woodford Green, Essex , a 5 minute walk from Woodford central line tube station. Woodford Green is within easy reach of the M25 and M11 and the neighbouring areas of Ilford, Wanstead, Walthamstow, Chigwell, Loughton and Epping. I also practice in partnership with others in the City of London at 2nd Floor, 35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH) . The City practice website is www.counsellingcityec.co.uk.

I qualified as a counsellor following a career in business and retail management. Since qualifying I have undertaken a wide range of counselling work, including the establishment of a counselling service for adolescents at two local schools. I continue to act as the school counsellor to one of these schools on a part time basis.

I am multi-lingual and am able to conduct counselling sessions in French, Spanish and Turkish for clients who would feel more comfortable in those languages.

This website will explain:
  • The types of problems with which I deal and how counselling may be able to help you.

  • My formal qualifications, the counselling methods I use and the ethical standards under which I operate. This will enable you decide whether you are likely to feel comfortable with my approach.

  • The practicalities of making an appointment and setting up a programme of counselling sessions.

I offer counselling in the following fields:-

I am also a qualified mediation practitioner. Where parties to a dispute wish to avoid legal action I offer independent mediation services to assist resolution. Under new Civil Court rules couples considering divorce are in most cases required to establish the possibilities for reaching a settlement prior to embarking on formal proceedings. I am able to provide information on the process and conduct the necessary mediation assessment. Further information on this is described in ABOUT MEDIATION

If you would like clarification on anything contained in this site or have not found what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me:

via e-mail on deannaseeff@listening2u.com or
by telephone on 0208 262 9482 or 07958 666480