Counselling 2017-11-24T11:27:19+00:00

These are the counsellors that work out of ETNA Community Centre, if you would like to contact one of them then please find their details below.

At ETNA we are pleased to be able to offer small personal and comfortable rooms for counselling purposes either for one to one or group sessions. If you would like to enquire about booking a room then please click here.

Michael Uccelli

Michael Uccelli is a Person Centred Counsellor working with children, young people and adults, and registered with the BACP. He offers a confidential, non-judgemental and relaxed environment for clients to explore issues that might be troubling or concerning them. For more information about Michael and the counselling he offers please visit

If you might be interested in booking an Initial 25 minute session, please contact Michael on 07863 242864 or email

07863 242864

Katie Taylor

I work in a non judgemental and non diagnostic way, in an atmosphere of empathy working towards growth and change. The therapeutic relationship is most important. I am in clinical supervision.

I have experience in general counselling, addiction, depression, eating disorders, anxiety, identity problems, loss, obsessions, OCD, personal development, phobias, post traumatic stress, relationships, self esteems, self harm sex and related issues.

I am trained intregatively and am a registered member of BACP.

I work one to one, couples or groups.

Jennie Persson

Jennie is a Psychologist specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches to therapy. She has worked both in the public as well as private sector for over 10 years, and is presently working in a clinical health psychology setting specialising in diabetes.

She is skilled and experienced in the treatment and management of mood (depression) and the anxiety disorders including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Though specializing in CBT and more recent approaches such Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) , Compassion Focused Therapy(CFT), Mindfulness as well as Motivation Interviewing (MI) Techniques – Jennie is also trained in other approaches such as person centred-, short term psycho dynamic- a nd systemic family therapy). She has a particular interest in positive psychology, methods for facilitating change and sustained motivation amongst individuals, couples and groups.

As a Chartered Psychologist she is registered with both the HPC (The Health Professional Council), BPS (The British Psychological Society) and is a fully accredited member of BABCP (The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists) she is bound by those professional ethics.

Bert-Jan Zuiderduin

Bert-Jan Zuiderduin

Bert-Jan Zuiderduin is an experienced psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist (MSc) and a registered member of the BCAP. Providing a warm, nonjudgmental, confidential and reliable space, Bert-Jan helps with a wide range of issues that might involve relationships, work, trauma, loss, anxiety and depression. He also looks at more unconscious aspects and offers interpretations, where he thinks these can help. The relationship between the two of you forms the basis for a reflective journey from which enduring and constructive change can take shape.

020 8940 0742

Sandra Gladh

I have several years’ experience of working with adults, adolescents and children. In my work I am able to provide a client with a safe and confidential space and offer a non-judgemental therapeutic experience.

My area of expertise lies working with any kind of trauma, attachment difficulties, relationship difficulties, anxiety and anger issues.

I am a trained counsellor, psychotherapist, EMDR therapist and hypnotherapist.

I work with children, adolescents and adults on a short or long term basis.

Please contact me or visit me website if you have any questions about how I can help you.


Dr Bhavna Jaiswal

Dr Bhavna Jaiswal is a Chartered Psychologist with more than 10 years of counselling experience. Throughout her career, she has provided guidance and care to children, couples, young and elderly people.

On account of her experience she has insight into a number of psychological issues and is confident in her ability to call on her expertise to deal with an array of psychological problems.

Not limited to one-to-one therapy, Dr Jaiswal is also recognised for her ability to offer motivational coaching and public speaking guidance. She has practised with an array of individuals from a number of cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and this has greatly contributed to her holistic approach to patient care.

07481 809129

Richard Toogood

I offer a safe space, a breathing space, away from the people and situations you are currently in contact with. Together, we can explore your current situation, including your thoughts, feelings and emotions. I offer my willingness to see, hear and accept you as you are, without preconception, expectation or judgement.

I support clients with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, identity, self-worth, relationships and life transitions.

I have worked in counselling placements within the NHS at a GP surgery and at a low cost counselling service.

I have attended a therapeutic movement and dance group for five years and am currently training to be a group facilitator. I have received over 300 hours of personal therapy myself as a client and so have direct experience of the range of emotions which can accompany a therapeutic journey, as well as what can make this a meaningful experience.

Please see my website for more details about how counselling can help, my approach and my background.

07982 409850

Sophie Whiteley

Sometimes, all you need is someone to listen. A non-judgemental ear who will offer kindness and reassurance.

Other times, it’s a little more than that: stress, unhappiness, stagnation. The career you have chosen no longer stimulates you, your finances are not where you want them to be or your relationship (or lack thereof) is causing you distress.

In this fast-paced world, it can feel overwhelming and it can leave you feeling tired, unwell and unhappy. Finding clarity in who you are and what you have to offer is an essential component of happiness. It leads to confidence, stability and direction.

Working as a Holistic Therapist for over 10 years in South Africa, America and now the UK, I offer a safe space to talk openly and freely. Using a range of techniques, my aim is to help you to understand yourself and overcome obstacles that may be prohibiting you from finding and attaining your true purpose.
07747 130925

BA (Honours)
Post-graduate Drama Therapy
Dip. Executive Life & Business Coaching
Dip. Alternative Medicine
International BodyTalk Certification
London School of Meditation Graduate

Counselling Initiatives

Offers unlimited term counselling for those on benefits or low incomes. There is little, if any, counselling support of a long-term nature offered to individuals who do not have the resources to access private and expensive counselling and therapy.

We are funded by the voluntary donations our clients are able to afford, sponsorship and private donations. We are a Registered Charity No 10822706 and have been providing excellent support for clients since 2001.

You can see our full profile in the Counselling Directory

Or contact Anton Smith, Administrator, Counselling Coordinator