Enfield Counselling Service (ECS) was created in 1980 by an established group of counsellors and psychotherapists to offer affordable counselling and psychotherapy in Enfield and surrounding areas. As a working counselling centre, ECS has a long tradition of developing clinical and training programmes in tandem. It has a continuing commitment to high standards of both practice and training, with theory and practice well integrated.
ECS have been training counsellors for more than 20 years, there is a range of training courses suited to individual needs. The Diploma courses are accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council. Trainers and supervisors at ECS are all qualified psychodynamic counsellors and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.
ECS are an affiliate of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), a long-standing and reputable training organisation, and is a member of the WPF Network, which has a reputation for training excellence. ECS is also an accredited counselling agency, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and subscribes to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
In 2013 ECS gained registration with the Prestigious British Psychoanalytic Council and now provides the ability for students to become members of both organisations BACP and BPC.
The heart of ECS is to provide the best possible service to anyone in the local community who needs counselling. ECS trains its own counsellors to the highest possible standards that the counselling world can offer. The training at ECS is continuously monitored and assessed by the British Psychoanalytic Council one of the most esteemed authorities in the country. ECS also aims to offer affordable counselling to those who can’t manage the fees charged in the private sector, and to those with emotional and behavioural symptoms that need to be addressed more quickly than they can currently by the NHS. The service offers quick assessments with minimal waiting periods before a counsellor is allocated.
Clinical Director: Elizabeth Good – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Assistant Head of Training: Cameron Brown – Psychodynamic Counsellor
Office manager: Mariola Kaprata
Administrator: Rosetta Panteleo
Teaching Staff: Comprise of Psychotherapists and accredited counsellors
Visiting lecturers: Experts in the field deliver public lectures and study days
Counselling: Provided by counsellors and trainees acting under supervision and adhering to the BACP code of ethics