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17th July 2024 
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Counsellor based in Islington N1 and N7. Telephone & Skype Counselling Available

Hello there, welcome to my website.

I know entering into a counselling relationship can be a scary prospect, that's why I'm happy to offer you a free phone consultation. This would give you the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have and to see if you feel you can work with me.
If you feel I'm not the right person for you for whatever reason, I can always give you a recommendation to another therapist in your area. Please feel free to phone, text or email me to book a phone consultation. I will do my best to assist you.

When life is getting too tough, or you have problems you can't solve- whether at home or at work- it can really hold you back. Sometimes it feels like your on your own and have nowhere to turn. If you are reading this you have already decided to find someone to help you. I know some people will say "let the past stay in the past" However we can never truly "escape" the past. It lives on as the obstacles and challenges that we face daily.

Boundaries, holding and containment are often seen as the essential foundations for growth in therapy. But they are not always easy to maintain. We can explore how you are managing your own personal boundaries. And how you can change them if they are not working for you. Personal boundaries operate in two directions, they affect the incoming and outgoing interactions between you and others. This will help you to say 'No' and to permit less emotional confusion between you and others. Whether in work, personal, friend or family relationships, with your parents or as a parent.

Work anxiety
Starting out in a work role can be exciting and we might be full of enthusiasm.
But pressures can develop where your personality changes and you might not even be aware of it, until it implodes. Self reflection at this point is useful to understand change and the change to you personally. Change often happens in an uncomfortable place. At this point it is imperative to have the space to explore why this has happened and to set appropriate boundaries in order to work through the uncomfortable place. Trusted feedback allows you to see if you are where you want to be, it can help you to find the parts of you, that have been lost, so you can move forward effectively and achieve your goals.

Humour is a big part of who I am as a person, and I believe that comedy and tragedy are closely linked.
If you decide to work with me, expect to be challenged In a kind sensitive and where appropriate humourous way. I find thinking in depth with another person stimulating and rewarding.

I aim to offer a calm and confidential environment where you can explore concerns that are troubling you, without fear of being judged or criticised.
In a safe environment, thoughts and feelings can be explored and repeated patterns of behaviour identified, some of which may have a bearing on current problems.

Through the counselling process, a greater level of self awareness and confidence can be developed, leading to enhanced relationships and positive

I am an experienced counsellor, a qualified accredited member of the BACP, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have been in practice as a creative integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor in Islington, Hackney, Regents Street & Barnet for 14 years in a variety of different settings for local authorities, drug and alcohol services, bereavement agencies,and educational services.
I now work full time in private practice. I provide clinical supervision for teachers, substance misuse services, prisons substance misuse teams, infant death charities, service user representatives and therapists. I offer training to local authorities on a number of different subjects such as creative ways of working, Skype counselling, telephone counselling, social & ethical issues, getting the best out of clinical supervision, boundaries and listening skills.

I developed and managed Tracy Callaghan Counselling Project funded by Hackney Council until Sept 2015. This service worksed with clients accessing treatment with Lifeline, Westminster Drug Project, Probation, Hackney Carers, ARC NHS alcohol service, Orbit and the SAU special addiction unit at the Homerton hospital.

I am a Lecturer at City & Islington College, teaching upto level 6 in Counselling. I teach counsellors to be clinical supervisors, counselling and understanding substance misuse.

For four years I was the Senior Counsellor for the largest substance misuse agency in London. I was the therapeutic part of Hackney Star Bright specialist team, a service provided by Hackney DAAT to provide access to specialist group work and parenting support, especially where this forms part of a child protection or child in need plan.

I'm a therapist that sees other therapists because my BS meter is good.

I am a member of LPCP 'London Psychotherapists and Counsellors Partnership' We are a group of experienced therapists motivated to pursue and provide opportunities for continuing professional development.

I am an Islington based counsellor working with clients that are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression due in part, to living in the centre of London,
through to those who have faced multiple trauma.

I have a wide experience in the field of addiction, whether it be substance misuse, alcohol, sex, cigarettes, food, exercise, shopping, work etc....To some extent we all have addictions but are yours destroying your life? Or those around you?

I am very interested to work with people who have Ehlers- Danos Syndrome, (EDS)  Hypermobility (HM)

Are you having problems sleeping? Need some help?

Have the recent celebrity stories in the media about Childhood sexual abuse brought up unbearable thoughts and feelings for you?
I work in a sensitive, caring way due in part to my own personal and professional experience of childhood abuse. I also have extensive training in
the field of survivors of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Together we can work to create a personal plan of work which best suits your requirements. Whether it be exclusive talking therapy or a combination of talking plus creative therapeutic approaches.

I currently work as a Skype counsellor, with people in this country and people in

As a Skype counsellor the only therapeutic method I can't use on Skype is EMDR. The rest work very well on Skype, FaceTime or the telephone.
I also work with groups on Skype.

I offer an open grounded jargon free approach.

I do not use any 'therapeutic methods' without explaining them and gaining your consent first.

Do you feel stressed? Are you suffering from depression? Are you feeling anxious? Do you want to make changes in your life? Have you got an addiction that is getting out of control? Is your sex life getting you down? Do you have a phobia? Are you in need of pain management? Do you want someone to talk too?

Unfortunately people don't come with instructions, are you having trouble understanding yourself, your partner or others. Or maybe you are a couple that just don't seem to understand each others point of view? Feel free to contact me, I will do my best to assist you.

I offer confidential counselling:

  • Inner Child Therapy (search for the real self)
  • Talking Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy LIfe Coaching
  • Aurucular Acupuncture
  • Life Coaching
  • CBT
  • Person-Centred Art Therapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Meditation
  • Energy Therapy
  • NLP
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), 'Tapping'
  • A range of different therapies, please feel free to have a look through my website to see how these approaches maybe helpful to you.

    I work with:
  • Individuals
  • Couples in relationship
  • Couples not in relationship negotiating child access
  • Groups
  • Open-ended therapy
  • Agreed time limited therapy
  • Solution focused

    WPA Health Care Provider

  • A 50 minute session is £90.00 for a one to one client.
  • Couples £120.00 for a 50 minute session.
    Contact me if anything is unclear or to book a first session, by email, pressing the email link on this page.

    My consulting room is based in a convenient location 5 minutes walk from the tube station or two bus stops.
    I practice as a counsellor/ hypnotherapist using acupuncture in Islington's Liverpool Road N1 1LA, just behind the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, 5 mins from Islington Green, just a short walk from both the Angel Tube & Highbury tube station's.

    I offer telephone and Skype counselling. I also offer group/ couples and family therapy on Skype.
    Having a Skype counsellor/ hypnotherapist maybe helpful for you, if leaving your home is difficult and /or for those of you that would prefer to have therapy in the comfort of your own home.

    If you would like to learn more about the way I work, please feel free to check out my other more detailed website or request a free booked 15 minute phone call.