General Counselling & EMDR Therapy, Baby Loss Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, & Cancer Counselling by a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor in Muswell Hill, North London
Welcome to the website of my Counselling Practice in Muswell Hill N10 .
I offer counselling for individual adults (18 plus) in Muswell Hill N10, North London and also online for clients within the UK only.
I aim to establish a warm, collaborative, working relationship with you by helping you to explore what has brought you to counselling and how your earlier life experiences and relationships may have affected you in the present. We can work together on what you would like to achieve for your future, through counselling.
If you are not quite ready to come for counselling there are some links to some useful resources for self help on my website so do take a look at these.
I have a particular interest in helping people cope with bereavement including providing baby loss counselling following the death of a baby including pregnancy loss, still birth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and TFMR. I also work with those affected by illness, such as cancer, and with trauma, whether it be a recent single incident, like a car accident or a past event.
I offer daytime appointments in Muswell Hill, subject to availability, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Click here to find out how to make an appointment.
Why come for counselling?
Many of us, at some point in our lives, may experience stressful or upsetting life events and may be left feeling a range of emotions , perhaps depressed, anxious or sad. Sometimes you may not be aware of a reason for how you are feeling.
You might be worried about a future event or have a difficult decision to make. Perhaps there is something in your past that is still troubling you.
You may be struggling to come to terms with a change in your life such as divorce or illness. Maybe you have suffered a loss or bereavement. Maybe there is something that you've experienced that feels stuck or is still disturbing you.
If you have been involved in a single event trauma , such as a sudden bereavement or accident etc and are experiencing intense emotions, reoccurring images, and feeling as if you were back in the trauma ( flashbacks with physical and emotional symptoms), EMDR therapy could help you.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which can enable people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing or traumatic life experiences.
Click here to read an article about how EMDR works. It can also be used to treat other symptoms and problems such as loss of confidence, for example, after a car accident.
In these and many other situations it can help to talk with an impartial professional counsellor. You may find that it's easier to talk to an ‘outsider’ rather than friends or family about some issues.
It is important to find the right counsellor for you; someone that you feel comfortable talking to. I hope the information provided here will encourage you to make contact with me in Muswell Hill N10 so we can see how I may be of help.
Some of the areas I can help with:
I am a Registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor and a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
I have worked as a Counsellor in North London N10 since 1995 in the NHS, voluntary sector and in private practice. You can read more about me by clicking here.
I also have many years experience in the field of oncology, originally working as a radiographer then later as a cancer counsellor, counselling patients and their relatives.
I also worked for Mind in West Essex Counselling Service between 2014 and 2017 working with private and NHS IAPT clients.
I currently work for The Lullaby Trust supporting bereaved families after a baby or toddler has died, in addition to my Muswell Hill private practice.
I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year.
This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting on loneliness and how it impacts our mental health. Long-term loneliness is closely linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
During the lockdowns, loneliness was almost 3 times that of pre-pandemic levels. Connections with loved ones, friends, family and everyday relationships were disrupted, or in some cases broken.
Counselling can help you explore what it means for you to feel connected and how to learn to reconnect with others or make new relationships.
My practice is located in Muswell Hill N10, near south Friern Barnet within easy reach of East Finchley, North Finchley, Bounds Green, Wood Green, Crouch End, Highgate and most of North London. Some of my clients have travelled from further afield including Enfield, Stanmore, Northwood and Cricklewood.
My practice has excellent public transport links but you can park on the drive outside my practice if coming by car.