Counselling with Jenny Poirier

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 for individual adults (18 plus) in Muswell Hill, 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 and illness, such as cancer, and with trauma, whether it be a recent single incident, like a car accident or a past event.
I also support parents after a baby has died.

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 so we can see how I may be of help.

Some of the areas I can help with:

  • Cancer
  • Living with chronic illness
  • Loss and bereavement including miscarriage, TFMR, stillbirth and SIDS
  • Single event trauma
  • Relationship difficulties (please note that I see individuals rather than couples)
  • Feelings of depression
  • Feeling anxious; finding ways to cope
  • Low self esteem
  • Stress and learning how to relax
  • Coming to terms with change in your life, for example, going through menopause

    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 in addition to my Muswell Hill private practice.

    I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance.

    In June, Father's Day can be particularly difficult when someone in the family has died, seeing reminders in shops and hearing about other people’s plans for the day.

    There is advice here on managing special occasions

    If you are a father whose child has died, it can be good to speak or message with other men who understand what you are going through. Some groups base support around an activity like going away for an activity trip or playing football. Others might have online support via Facebook or provide peer to peer support. In addition it can help to have confidential support through counselling.

    It’s important to find what works for you. By having support for yourself or an outlet to vent emotions, many men find they can be more supportive of partners and can cope better with life.

    You might like to connect with some other groups and organisations for dads listed below:

    · Daddy's with Angels (DWA) are an international charity providing support and guidance to all family members affected by the loss of a child at any age or gestation and by any cause

    · Sands United FC is a unique way for dads and other bereaved family members to come together through a shared love of sport and find a support network where they can feel at ease talking about their grief when they're ready. The teams also commemorate their babies' all too brief lives by proudly displaying their names on the kit worn for every match.

    · Strong Men supports men following any bereavement through weekenders and peer to peer support

    · Angels United FC A football club, support group co-founded by a group of dad's that all have one thing in common

    ·Miscarriage For Men A page set up to help men through miscarriage; links for advice, blogs from personal experiences, a chat support function & forum to share experiences in order to support each other moving forward.


    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.



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