General Counselling, Cancer Counselling and EMDR Therapy by a Registered BACP Accredited Counsellor in Muswell Hill, North London
Welcome to the website of my Muswell Hill Counselling Practice.
I offer counselling in Muswell Hill, North London. I aim to establish a good, 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.
I specialise in helping people cope with illness such as cancer, bereavement and trauma.
Why come for counselling?
Many men and women, at some point in their life, may experience stressful or upsetting life events and feel depressed or 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.
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 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 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 on a Tuesday in addition to my Muswell Hill private practice.
I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I am also 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 a recent article about how EMDR works. It can also be used to treat other symptoms and problems such as phobias and loss of confidence, for example, after a car accident.
I work with individual adults (age 18 and over). I am comfortable working with diversity in my practice and have counselled straight, gay and lesbian individuals. I am also willing to work with people from different religious communities.
I am willing to consider lowering my fees to those with low incomes for daytime appointments. I believe that counselling should be available to those who need it regardless of income.
Every minute someone in the UK dies, but many of us still do not feel comfortable talking about dying. Talking more openly about dying can help you to make the most of life and to support loved ones.
We want people to actively make plans for themselves, share them with friends and family, support the bereaved and offer support and help to those who may need it. People shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help or to offer help. Communities are growing larger and more varied and all can be affected by death and loss.
I will be attending a local death café event during this week for life affirming conversation about our mortality.
If you feel you would benefit from a confidential space to talk about dying matters please make contact with me for an appointment.
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.