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.

Although face to face sessions are no longer available for the foreseeable future, video sessions are a great alternative and can be just as effective. Phone sessions are also available. If you are concerned about privacy, consider asking other members of your household to take their outside exercise at the time of your session or if you have a car, using it as a private space to take a call (whilst parked) is an option clients are finding helpful.

 See my helpful resources page for coping tips in the current situation


I offer counselling for individual adults (18 plus) 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.

If you are not quite ready to come for counselling there are some links to some great resources for self help on my website so do take a look at these.

I specialise 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 have an interest in supporting parents after babyloss and in supporting women going through menopause.

I offer daytime appointments in Muswell Hill, subject to availability, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Whilst lockdown for Covid-19 is in operation I realise it may be difficult for people with young children to have privacy for daytime appointments so evening appointments may be available during this time.
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 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. Maybe there is something that you've experienced that feels stuck or is still disturbing you.

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, stillbirth and SIDS
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • 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
  • Work related problems
  • Phobias


    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 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.


    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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