If you are struggling to cope, feeling anxious, depressed or insecure, then consider psychotherapy with me.

I can help you make sense of your feelings and gain a better understanding of yourself, which can bring about a positive change in your life. 

Psychotherapy and Counselling

 

Therapy with me offers you the opportunity to gain insight about aspects of yourself, why you feel the way you do and how you relate to other people. You are invited to think with me in a safe and confidential environment about yourself and your feelings (some of which you may not have previously thought about), whilst considering how these feelings may be linked to some of your earlier life experiences. By exploring these underlying feelings, which at times prove difficult to manage, you may develop a different understanding as to how these past experiences (and how you felt about them), have had an emotional impact on your current life and on your relationships.

This unique therapeutic relationship, once developed, allows you to feel listened to and understood by someone who cares, but remains neutral and non-judgmental. Your counselling experience with me, which may feel challenging at times, can also feel rewarding and prove hugely beneficial. It can allow for a shift in your understanding about yourself and in the way you might relate to key people, and can bring about a significant increase in your self confidence and self trust.

If you are struggling to cope, feeling insecure, anxious or depressed, then consider psychotherapy with me.

I can help you make sense of your feelings and gain a better understanding of yourself, which can bring about a positive change in your life. 

"Though you work like mad to keep parts of you undiscovered, it is horrible to imagine that you will be completely successful. As the psychologist D.W. Winnicott wrote, It is a joy to be hidden, but a disaster not to be found."

JENNIFER MICHAEL HECHT

 
 

Angela Thwaites  

MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist

I work as a psychodynamic counsellor in private practices across North London and also in Harley Street, Central London.

 

I am qualified as a counsellor with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, a recognised British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) qualification. 

I am an individual Registered Accredited Member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also an Accredited Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Some of the issues I deal with:

Abuse

Addiction

Affairs and Betrayal

Anger management

Anxiety

Asperger’s syndrome

Autism

Bereavement

Bipolar disorder

Bullying

Depression

Disabilities

Family issues

Feeling desperate

Feeling sad

Feeling hopeless

Loneliness

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

Loss

Manic depression

Panic disorder

Personality disorder

Phobias

Relationship issues

Separation and Divorce
Stress

Suicidal thoughts

Trauma

Work-related stress

"Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways."

SIGMUND FREUD

 

Sessions 

Your first one or two sessions will be initial consultation sessions during which we will discuss the psychotherapy process and where you can think about whether therapy with me is the right choice for you.

 

If you decide you would like to begin, we will arrange to meet weekly, on the same day at the same time. The session time is 50 minutes, both for the assessment session and for all future counselling sessions.

 

It is possible for you to have short-term (12 sessions) or long-term (open-ended) psychotherapy with me. Beginning with short-term and then extending to long-term is an option.

"Feeling real is more than existing; it is finding a way to exist as oneself... and to have a self into which to retreat for relaxation."

DONALD WOODS WINNICOTT

 

Locations 

I offer counselling and therapy sessions from the following private practices:

Finchley Central

294-296 Nether Street, 

Finchley, N3 1RJ.

Mill Hill East

Within Chase Lodge Hospital,

Page Street, Mill Hill East, NW7 2ED.

Harley Street

96 Harley Street,

Central London, W1G 7HY.

The North London locations offer excellent transport links, providing easy reach for clients from Camden, Hampstead, Highgate, Golders Green, Barnet, Cockfosters, Bushey and Watford.

 

Fees

All initial consultations, counselling and psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Fees are as follows:

All initial consultations £60.

Finchley Central: Daytime weekdays £50;
Early weekdays (8am), evenings & weekends £60.

Chase Lodge: Daytime weekdays only, £70.

Harley Street: Daytime weekdays only, £110.

A few reduced cost counselling slots may be available at Finchley Central and Chase Lodge in certain circumstances.

Contact me

I will get back to you within 24 hours. 

Call 07540 127 724, email angela@athwaitescounselling.com or use the contact form below.

"Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength."

SIGMUND FREUD

 
 

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