Welcome to the website of my Counselling Practice in Muswell Hill N10.
I offer face to face and online counselling and EMDR therapy for individual adults (18 plus) in Muswell Hill N10, North London.
I am LGBTQ+ and neurodivergence affirming.
I specialise in helping people cope with illness and bereavement including when a baby or child has died, although you are welcome to come to see me for other reasons too. I work to establish a warm, collaborative, supportive, working relationship with you whether working via video or in person 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 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 blog.
My work with bereavement includes providing baby loss counselling following the death of a baby including pregnancy loss and miscarriage, still birth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and TFMR and also I work with Teddy's Wish Charity as a baby loss counsellor and am part of The Lullaby Trust bereavement support team.
I also work with those affected by illness, such as cancer, and with trauma, such as a recent single incident, like a car accident or a past event.
People come to see me about many different issues including but not limited to:
Living with chronic illness
Loss and bereavement including baby loss; miscarriage, TFMR, stillbirth and SIDS/SUDI
Single event trauma
Feelings of depression
Relationship difficulties (please note that I see individuals rather than couples)
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
£65 for 60 minute session.
Do get in contact if you are on a low income as I have a limited number of reduced fee slots.
Appointments take place daytimes Mondays, Wednesday & Thursdays subject to availability
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.
Appointments take place in a dedicated room within a private home rather than in an office or clinic setting.
Due to COVID regulations, chairs are currently placed at 2m.
Free parking on drive or on street.
Excellent public transport from North London including Camden, Cockfosters, Crouch End, East Finchley, High Barnet, Hornsey, Wood Green, Islington and Southgate.
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.
I am a Registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Counsellor and a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate.
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 have full Professional Indemnity Insurance and hold an enhanced DBS check certificate.