Meet the therapists at Rephael House

MEET THE TEAM

Kristen

Position in organisation: In house and outreach therapist - North Finchley and School based
Theoretical approach: Integratve
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am a qualified therapist with over 13 years of experience working with children and young people in therapeutic and non-therapeutic settings. I use an integrative approach to therapy, using different therapeutic modalities to meet the needs of my clients. I also use creative methods to help clients understand how past thoughts and experiences can shape their current behaviours. I believe children and young people should have the opportunity to thrive and have someone to listen to and support them when facing life challenges, and I strive to provide this for all clients I work with.

Eliza

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am a warm, friendly, gentle and empathic integrative practitioner working with children, young people and adults. I use a range of modalities to support the needs of each client, ranging from humanistic, body, attachment theory and psychodynamic enabling me to offer a flexible approach that puts the client at the centre of the therapy. I also work in a creative way, using art, play, storytelling, drama and music to help individuals express themselves in a way that may feel easier than just using words, as it creates more distance and safety to get in touch with heavy feelings. I believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to enabling the client to feel safe which facilitates positive change. I will offer empathy and warmth to create a safe place to talk about thoughts and feelings and a space where all clients feel heard, accepted and empowered to be their true selves. I also offer a space to help clients explore how past and present experiences are impacting on their current well-being, enabling clients to clarify their difficulties to support them in leading a life they want to lead.

Catherine

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Person Centred
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
My role within Rephael house is to work with young people - 13 - 19yrs. I work in a creative way which, i believe, helps the clients focus on and explore difficult feelings which they may not have words for. A creative approach allows them to use another way to communicate other than words. I work in a client led, non directive way which offers a calm, non-Judgmental, empathic space within a safe and supportive environment. I believe that trust within the therapeutic relationship enables clients to manage and take control of the challenges they may face and that prevent them living life in the way they truly wish to.

Mark

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I believe that therapy can be an opportunity for someone to examine areas of their life alongside a non judgemental adult. I try an offer a space for clients to explore issues that are limiting their well-being, through playing, story telling and other means of creative expression. I utilise a range of therapeutic modalities that follow the needs of the client, including Psychodynamic, humanistic and Cognitive behavioural. I believe a client is part of a wider system that helps determines their ongoing well-being and thus I make sure I consider their ongoing various relationships in advance of and throughout the child’s therapy.

Karina

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist
Theoretical approach: Integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist
Professional Memberships: UKCP

About me
I am trained to work with children and adolescents aged 4 – 18. My work is based on using play, creativity and the arts in order to facilitate a relational and non- judgemental safe space for young people to express themselves. Transformation can take place in the presence of an empathetic other, where human connection and emotional attunement is paramount. I am kind, thoughtful, curious and open minded, offering a space where clients can feel seen, heard, felt and understood and where we can together explore their experiences and inner world. My aim is to support young people who may be struggling to make sense of their feelings, emotions and their current and past experiences. This can facilitate growth and development in order to give clients a greater self-understanding and sense of self and to improve their relationships outside the therapy space, at school , at home and in the wider world.

Susan

Position in organisation: Therapist - Hatfield
Theoretical approach: Person Centred
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I believe an important aspect of therapy is about the relationship between the therapist and client. I have an empathic, open and non-judgmental attitude. I follow the client’s story as this experience is a unique journey that we go on together. I support young people to explore the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as teenage years can be extremely challenging. I offer a safe space to explore through mindfulness and creative recourses to assist in the healing process. My aim is to empower young people to find their voice, gain self-awareness, live their passion and shine their light.

Heather

Position in organisation: In house and outreach therapist
Theoretical approach: Psychodynamic
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I started my therapist journey with a qualification in psychodynamic therapist . I then completed additional training to become an integrative psychotherapist. I have a background in mediation with families and teenagers along with a keen interest in working with very vulnerable adults at a homeless shelter in St Albans. I feel passionately about working with teenagers, as the right intervention at this vital developmental stage can make a huge difference.

Elena

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: UKCP

About me
I have trained as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. As an Integrative practitioner, I draw on different therapeutic approaches, depending on the particular Client and their needs at any given time. Play, Drama and Art can be useful tools to help young people express how they are feeling, especially if it is difficult to find the words. However, talking therapy is also central to my work. I will tailor sessions to whatever the Client finds most helpful. I understand that starting therapy can feel daunting. I feel very passionately about offering a judgement free space, with empathy and warmth. I will be by my Client’s side as we delve into their experiences and what may be causing present difficulties. This may include looking back at one’s Childhood and any physical or psychological trauma that has occurred. I have experience working with both Primary and Secondary aged Children, including those with special needs (physical and educational). I have worked with a variety of issues, including (but not limited to); anxiety, depression, health issues, bereavement, loss and separation. I have experience with Clients from a variety of backgrounds and orientations and this may also form part of the work we do together

Naomi

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Psychodynamic
Professional Memberships: MBACP

About me
Psychodynamically trained, my therapeutic style is relational, believing in the importance of seeing the individual in front of me, aiming to hear and learn to understand the needs of the client in relation to themselves. I focus on underlying, perhaps unconscious thoughts, feelings and patterns that may be causing distress. Together we will explore what's happening now, what's happened in the past, and how to move forward. I offer warmth, curiosity and openness, providing an environment in which the client can feel safe enough to explore all parts of themselves including those that might feel challenging or unacceptable. Therapy can be daunting, but also rewarding, as it can lead us to discover things about ourselves that we may not be aware of. Whatever you bring to the room, I hope that our work together will enable creative exploration into what makes you feel the way you do and what you would like to do to heal, shift and grow.

Karishe

Position in organisation: OutreachTherapist
Theoretical approach: Intergrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I help individuals who are finding it a bit challenging to connect to themselves and others. For many, this challenge to connect can lead to feelings of mental distress, utter frustration or self-loathing. As a humanistic integrative therapist, I use several counselling modalities to better understand and support my clients. This way of working has contributed to my growing interest in how unhealthy relational patterns from the past can play out numerous times in our present day lives, and how they can impact on our relationships. I support my clients in exploring their history, thought process, inner world and overall interaction with the world around them. It is through this exploration in therapy that often lead them to uncover patterns of behaviour that they may not have even been aware of so they can then begin to garner the skills needed to better control their emotions and become more hopeful about their lives. I’ve had many years of experience working with individuals who present with various mental health issues and I know that with good support, each individual has the capacity to make the changes needed to live a more fulfilled and stable life. The therapeutic process is beneficial in bringing to the forefront self-awareness, inner growth, acceptance and hope. I enjoy hearing how well my clients are doing and seeing their progress in therapy. If you are ready to explore what might be hindering you on your journey towards self-exploration and just figuring life out, then don’t hesitate to give therapy a try.

Sara

Position in organisation: In House Therapist - Finchley
Theoretical approach: Person Centred
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
As a person-centred therapist I use the core conditions (empathy, congruence and unconditional regard) with all the clients that I see at the centre. One of the benefits of the person-centred approach enables therapist to work at the clients pace. This enables me to follow the journey of the client’s process at their pace along with a development of a therapeutic relationship. I encourage all of the people I work with to flourish with the use of creative methods, play as well as verbally this is to meet the needs of each client. Along with my person centred training, I also completed a play therapy counselling course to assist my work with children. I have also worked as a learning disability and mental health nurse this knowledge has helped me work with clients with additional needs and appreciate the anxiety that a parent may feel. I am looking forward meeting you or your child on a therapeutic journey.

Rebecca

Position in organisation: In House Therapist and School therapist
Theoretical approach: Psychodynamic & Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am an experienced therapist working with adults and young people. Although psychodynamic theory underpins my approach I adapt it to each client and am led by their needs. The therapeutic relationship is always at the heart of what I do. I work creatively with all clients, be it using art materials with younger clients or identifying patterns of behaviour and relating with older clients. I sometimes liken therapy to finding and rearranging pieces of a puzzle so that clients develop a better sense of themselves and the relationships around them. The insight and tools that they gain allow them to navigate life with greater authenticity, resourcefulness and resilience

Rachel

Position in organisation: In House Therapist - Finchley
Theoretical approach: Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist
Professional Memberships: UKCP, ACMH

About me
I am a child and adolescent integrative psychotherapist, who seeks to offer young people a safe and confidential space, within which they can explore, and help them make sense of, their experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Building a trusting relationship with each of the young people I support is at the core of my work, as I believe that it is this safe, empathetic, non-judgemental and respectful relationship, that facilitates therapeutic change. My integrative training means that I have a wide range of therapeutic approaches on which to draw, to meet the individual needs of each young person that I work with. This includes working creatively with young people, using arts and play, to help young people fully express, communicate and regulate, their emotions. Externalising these emotions can help empower young people to make sense of their experiences and build their resilience.

Jennifer

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: Acred MBACP

About me
I am an integrative children and young person therapist. I have recently completed additional training Traumatology and PTSD this will enhance my work with both adults, children and young people. I have worked alongside children/ young people and their families for over 25 years. I am as enthusiastic about it now as I was then. I work holistically adapting and adjusting to meets client's needs. I integrate creative arts and evidence-based trauma treatment in my client work. I have extensive experience in supporting all client groups that are survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Vanessa

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist - Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Theoretical approach: Person-Centred/Humanistic - child play therapist and adolescent therapist.
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
My approach is to facilitate a safe, warm and genuine environment where your child can safely explore complex thoughts and feelings. I have experience in working with a diverse range of children of different ages who face a wide variety of issues and challenges. By offering a trusting, empathic and non-judgmental space encourages your child to trust in their own process so they can enhance and fulfil their own potential. I believe that every child is unique, and I focus on each child’s individual needs to help them to build their self-esteem, self-awareness and resilience. Creative/play therapy can also be beneficial to help explore, interpret and express deep rooted emotions that may be difficult to talk about.

Louise M

Position in organisation: In house and outreach therapist - North Finchley and School based
Theoretical approach: Person Centred
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am a play therapist/counsellor working with children and young people from the ages of 4 -18. For many children, feelings and emotions can be so overwhelming at times and hard to manage. Using the therapeutic relationship we create, a safe space in order for clients to explore these difficult feelings. and therefore enable them move forward. I bring warmth, laughter, curiosity and playfulness to foster this safe space for them to be really seen and understood. A major goal of person-centred therapy is to provide safety and trust in the therapeutic space so that the young person will use this relationship for self-exploration. I aim to empower young people to achieve independence in coping with their challenges and facilitating personal development

Ellen

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist - Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Theoretical approach: Person Centred
Professional Memberships: MBACP, Accredited Practitioner Infant Loss training

About me
As a person-centred counsellor, I will put your experience at the heart of our therapy sessions. I understand how life may feel challenging at times and it can feel difficult to move forward. I will offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, one where you can explore and process your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without judgement, in an environment of acceptance, empathy, and respect. Counselling can identify patterns of behaviour which may be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. We will journey through your experiences together to support your well-being and help you gain greater understanding of the difficulties you may be feeling right now. I believe we all have the capacity for development and growth, despite the obstacles that might get in the way. Choosing to enter counselling is a positive commitment and takes courage. I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Sam

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative Transpersonal Professional
Professional Memberships: UKCP

About me
Therapy can provide insights into your life, and as a psychotherapist my role is to help you digest what you have experienced. My aim is to assist you in finding new ways to bridge the gap between where you are right now and where you want to be in the future, supporting you on your journey to realising your full potential. Due to my integrative training, I can tailor my approach to what each individual client needs, and my transpersonal orientation means I work holistically, helping clients build a sense of wholeness. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore the issues that you are facing at your own pace. I work with children, young people and adults in collaborative and creative ways in order to help clients express what words fail to. The use of body and breath, inner child work, visualisations, dreams, drawings and sand trays are just a few of the tools we can use to access the wisdom I believe lies within each of us.

Louise S

Position in organisation: In House Therapist - Finchley
Theoretical approach: Drama and movement therapist
Professional Memberships: HCPC and BADth

About me
I have a particular interest in working creatively and engaging with the body. I work in a client centered way so clients can choose whether they prefer to talk, use art materials, move or combine any of these. I feel its important to create a safe environment where clients can express their feelings, beliefs or thoughts and be received in a respectful, non judgmental way. I have been qualified for over 20 years and have worked in several different areas of the community from the NHS and Domestic Abuse charities to schools and nurseries. I am also trained as a clinical supervisor, a yoga teacher and in how to work with trauma in the body.

Horacio

Position in organisation: In House Therapist - Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: NCS

About me
My theoretical orientation is integrative and relational, tailored to the unique make up and context of the individual. As an integrative therapist, I focus on you rather than me being the expert on yourself, towards the aim of supporting you to reach your full potential. I will help you achieve that by accepting and valuing you, being honest and transparent with you and offering you unconditional positive regard. My holistic approach is underpinned by a variety of recognised theoretical models which include a focus on the here and now, body processes, attachment theory, field theory, alongside a person centred collaborative approach. I maintain the attitude that the therapeutic relationship is what the therapist and client co-create. What this means is that we create the conditions for growth and healing together.

Suzanne

Position in organisation: In house and outreach therapist - North Finchley and School based
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: MBACP

About me
I am an integrative therapist, working with the creative arts, trained to work with children and young people, aged 4-18 years. I have experience of working with children in education and therapeutic practice. I believe in offering a space where all feelings can be acknowledged and accepted so that the child, young person is able to build a relationship with me that feels safe enough to explore their experience. Through the use of talk, play and creative work, I invite the child, young person to tell their story. The process of reflection, putting words to experience can help feelings to become more manageable over time. This can foster greater self-awareness and enable the child, young person to develop a more satisfying relationship with self and others.

Nadia

Position in organisation: Integrative child and adolescent Therapist
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I aim to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for children, young people or adults to bring their concerns and feelings and explore emotional challenges. My approach is integrative, meaning that I draw from a range of theories in order to tailor the therapy to the individual I am working with. Following the client’s interests using play and the creative arts as well as talking helps me to connect with the child or young person wherever they are developmentally. I work in an attachment-focused and relational way. This means that I think about how the therapeutic relationship helps me to understand the child’s or young person’s relationships with others and how they have learned to be and adapt to the world. Life can seem confusing at times for children and parents and I aim to provide a caring, thoughtful and empathic space to make it less so. Sometimes it’s hard to put what is troubling us into words and it can be helpful to talk to someone outside our circle of family and friends. Therapy can offer the possibility of exploring deeper emotions and different ways of being. As well as committing to work on what the child or young person is struggling with I believe it is important to celebrate what is going well. I value each child’s unique self and have a particular interest in all forms of difference and diversity.

Lara

Position in organisation: In house child therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: UKCP

About me
Having completed a diploma in adult counselling, I am currently working towards my advanced diploma in child and adolescent Psychotherapy. I feel passionate about working with children and young people and truly appreciate the power of offering a consistent safe space to allow my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I work in an integrative way which means I am trained in a variety of different modalities which I adapt dependent upon the needs of my client. I enjoy working in a creative way with my clients as I find children and young people often struggle to verbalise their feelings purely through words. I understand the counselling room can sometimes feel daunting at the beginning, so I always make sure to build up a strong therapeutic relationship with all of my clients to ensure they feel empowered, safe and ready to explore whatever they wish to bring.

Katy

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am an experienced integrative counsellor with a post graduate diploma in child and adolescent counselling and currently working with adults in my role at Rephael House while pursuing more training in Humanistic counselling at Metanoia Institute. I work integratively using three main modalities; Person Centred theory, Gestalt theory and Transactional Analysis. Building a safe and helpful therapeutic relationship has been central to my work and I have found that when a person feels understood. seen and heard they are better able to understand themselves and therefore grow in confidence, self worth and create positive change. This can often involve inner child work, an understanding of life scripts, negative core beliefs, unmet emotional needs and thought patterns and behaviours that might be holding clients back. With curiosity, compassion and empathy I can help clients explore their feelings and difficult experiences, recognise and change unhealthy behaviours and build tools to help themselves through difficult times. I believe that every individual has the capacity to heal and that each individual knows what they need when given the right environment to take risks and be honest. I offer a non judgemental, confidential, safe space to explore life's hurdles, process emotions and develop self awareness. I am able to cater for different needs and wants and can adapt my work to meet the needs of each client.

Zoe

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist - Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Theoretical approach: Integrative art Therapist
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am an Integrative arts therapist who works with teenagers and adolescents. Having an integrative approach means I combine traditional counselling with various art modalities to facilitate emotional healing, personal growth and self expression. My primary role is to provide a safe and supportive environment for the young person to explore their emotions, thoughts and experiences. Using art is particularly helpful when a young person finds it challenging to articulate their emotions. By using art and traditional techniques I aim to foster self esteem, self acceptance and a positive self identity whilst navigating whatever challenges they face.

Orit

Position in organisation: School Therapist
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: UKCP

About me
My name is Orit Rosen, I am an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have worked with diverse populations of children and adolescents in various settings; schools, family centres and a refuge centre for women and children experiencing domestic violence. I am passionate about helping young individuals navigate the complex and often challenging world of childhood and adolescence. Young individuals may experience difficulties at home or at school and struggle to express the way they feel instead, perhaps showing it through their behaviour, for example, anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders. My integrative approach to therapy combines elements from multiple theoretical perspectives, including psychodynamic, cognitive–behavioural, child-centred and attachment. By drawing from these diverse frameworks, I can tailor my interventions to suit the specific needs and preferences of the young individual while using a wide variety of creativity; sand tray, art, play and games alongside talking to encourage the exploration of feelings and behaviour and finding a healthy way to cope with life’s ups and downs.

Nick

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I've worked with children and young people for over 15 years, ranging from non-therapeutic to therapeutic environments. Using an integrative approach, I work with the person in front of me , drawing upon a range of approaches which suits the individual. Therapy can be a wonderful opportunity to explore personal and difficult experiences, but only if a healthy trusting relationship between the therapist and client can be created. I aim to provide the right conditions for this relationship to develop by providing a warm, empathic and ultimately non-judgmental space where acceptance and attentiveness are brought to the fore. I see therapy as a voyage of discovery, of past, present and future, sometimes scary, sometimes exhilarating, and everything in between, and I find it a privilege when clients share this journey with me. Working collaboratively with the clients, I hope that the therapeutic process brings inner growth, personal development and healing.

Nicola

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I work in a warm, creative and client-centred way, aiming to get to know each young person so that together we form a trusting therapeutic relationship where they feel known, accepted, valued and safe. From this space they can then explore the feelings, thoughts, and life experiences they may have been struggling with and this can facilitate positive change. I believe that helping children with their problems creates a more secure footing for them to go on and build a positive future and that counselling can be an important part of that journey. As an Integrative Creative Arts Counsellor, having been trained specifically to work with children and young people, I have a wide range of theories and ways of working that I draw from to best suit the needs of each client. Counselling sessions could involve talk therapy, play or something creative – whatever they feel comfortable with and whatever enables them to process and work through their difficulties and enhance their sense of wellbeing. My aim is to help children and young people to understand, accept and value themselves, to raise their self-esteem and to enable them to develop the skills and resilience they need to cope with life’s challenges, and flourish in their lives and relationships.

Rita

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Person Centred
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I offer unconditional support for both adults and teenagers with my primary focus in providing a safe and non-judgemental space. In our counselling sessions I bring forth warmth and empathy, always making your emotional wellbeing my priority. I am unwavering in my commitment in providing a caring space where we can discover and together explore your feelings and experiences. My core aim is in creating a rapport with you to deeply listen and be by your side as we explore whatever arises. I deeply respect the individuality of every person and firmly believe in your innate ability to uncover your own answers with the right support. My approach is friendly, open, heart-centered and entirely non-judgmental. I am genuinely passionate and compassionate about accompanying you on your counselling journey, as a caring and considerate guide

Deepti

Position in organisation: In-house therapist
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am a child therapist with experience in working with children from the age of 4 to 16 yrs. My aim is to provide the child with a safe and contained space where they can explore their feelings. Using a non-directive approach and a non-judgemental stance, I help the child to access that which feels unbearable and safely process it. Through use of Arts and tools like sand tray, puppets and games, the child is able to metaphorically gain insight into their inner world. I believe that in the company of an attuned adult who is curious, empathetic and patient the child can develop the capacity to self-regulate and develop emotional intelligence. Collaborating with parents is key to providing comprehensive support for the child.

Becky

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am a qualified therapist with over 15 years’ experience of working with children and young people both therapeutically and non-therapeutically. My counselling style is to offer a warm, non-judgemental approach as I believe this allows the building of a safe trusting relationship. This therapeutic relationship is necessary for my clients to explore their emotions, help them work towards a better understanding of themselves and to build the emotional resilience needed to move forward. My approach is integrative and incorporates a range of theories as I acknowledge that each client is different, and this allows me to tailor an individual approach. I will offer clients the use of play and creative materials to allow them to explore their world in the presence of an attuned and curious adult who is ready to listen to what they are saying, both verbally and non-verbally. I am also psychodynamic in my work in exploring what is being communicated consciously and unconsciously in the relationship. Though my work with children and young people, I also understand the complexity of the systems around them and recognise the importance of working collaboratively with everyone in support of my clients.

Chris

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist - Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP - Pending

About me
As a Child Therapeutic Counsellor and Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner, I qualified from The Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education. My diverse skill set include Life Coaching and Meditation Teaching with a focus on children and young people. I've provided therapy in both primary and secondary schools across London and Hertfordshire. My training includes but is not exclusive to Special Educational Needs, Looked after Children, Bereavement and Loss, Self-injury, Low Mood, Depression, and Anxiety. In my work I employ an integrative approach influenced by various modalities, I am particularly passionate about utilising the creative arts, creative writing, sand trays, clay modelling, drama/improvisation, and more. My aim within the sessions is to establish a strong connection with each client and meet them where they are, this can be through building trusting relationship before embarking on a journey of self-discovery and healing. The aim of my work is to nurture and enhance their wellbeing capacities, fostering self-awareness, confidence, resilience, emotional literacy, and the ability to self-regulate.

Agnes

Position in organisation: Outreach therapist - Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
Having completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling, I am currently in the final year of my MA in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. As an integrative child and adolescent counsellor, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults across diverse social and cultural backgrounds. I use a range of modalities tailored to each individual’s unique needs in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where they can explore and make sense of their feelings and behaviours using words, art materials and creative play. I have an integrative approach underpinned by psychodynamic, humanistic, and attachment theories, and I believe that the most important, transformative and healing aspect of therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. My interest areas are working with developmental trauma, attachment issues and neurodiversity. I have been working with children in a wide range of childcare, educational and therapeutic roles over the last ten years in Hungary, Italy and the UK, and I am passionate about helping children and young people remove the blocks to their healthy emotional growth and reach their full potential.

Shirley

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: UKCP BACP

About me
My approach is warm, compassionate and person centred. I work empathically with my clients to create a confidential, respectful, supportive space where they can feel completely safe and free to express themselves. Together we are able to explore and navigate life’s problems and challenges. I help my clients to find clarity around some of the things that have happened to them and support them towards becoming more self aware, happier and more able to cope emotionally with the curve balls life throws at us. I have a MSc in Psychology and am currently working towards my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy.

Melda

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Psychodynamic
Professional Memberships: BPS

About me
Having completed a blend of academic qualifications within the field of psychology and mental health, I had extensive relevant work experience in therapeutic environments over the years. Currently, I am pursuing a diploma in psychodynamic therapy, which means I am dedicated to creating a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their unconscious processes that may be impacting present difficulties. In my view, therapeutic process is not merely a clinical endeavour, it is a unique personal journey provides an opportunity where individuals can gain insights into their inner world, discover hidden patterns and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. My aim is to facilitate a trusting and non-judgmental environment where we can think together, helping individuals on their path of self-exploration, healing and growth.

Elizabeth

Position in organisation: In house therapist - North Finchley
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am warm and empathetic and provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients. My approach is integrative and holistic, where I draw on various approaches and techniques in order to best meet clients needs and goals. I have a particular interest in the mind body connection which I like to incorporate in my approach where relevant. I have trained as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, which focuses on exploring how thoughts and behaviours can be reframed in order to aid personal growth and transformation. I am now currently working towards my level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I’ve had many years of experience working with vulnerable adults using a trauma informed approach, to support them to increase their capacity to improve their wellbeing, mental health.

Nicole (Nicky)

Position in organisation: In House Therapist
Theoretical approach: Integrative
Professional Memberships: BACP

About me
I am a warm, empathic therapist with 20 years experience supporting children, young people and adults to live better lives. I tailor the work in response to my client’s needs, and strive to create a trusting working alliance that will help facilitate healing and growth. With compassion and creativity, in a confidential safe warm space, we explore any current challenges and experiences together. I am dedicated to helping my clients find their smiles again, self-love, and acceptance, so being their true authentic self can emerge. Breaking old familiar patterns we will find new healthier ones, freeing them from anything that’s been holding them back.