BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Be fully you
Room, online, telephone and outdoor sessions
Individual and couples therapy
| 07715 423 619 | Kentish Town, North London
My name is Anne-Marie. I am an experienced person-centred counsellor. My private practice is located in Kentish Town, North London.
The thing I most love about counselling is offering a space where people can be fully themselves and seeing how people transform when given this opportunity.
I began my journey as a counsellor working with clients who were struggling with addiction issues. I witnessed clients regaining their power as they felt accepted and started the process of trusting themselves again.
I have worked with many different people from all backgrounds, diverse cultures, different sexualities and ages. This lies at the heart of what I do. Each of us are unique and every session brings something new. Everyone is welcome.
Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Post Diploma in Person-Centred Couples Counselling
Accredited member of BACP (British Assoc. for Counselling..)
Recent CPD: Trauma and Polyvagal Theory; Perspectives on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism
Voluntary work in my local area: Caris bereavement service and CGL addiction recovery service.
I believe the wellbeing of our bodies is strongly linked to our emotional being. I have practiced Tai Chi and Qigong for many years. This helps me to be more present in myself, a vital aspect of being more present with others. I also work alongside body therapists, principally acupuncture, Alexander technique and shiatsu.
Whether it feels too big to talk about, or even too small to bother anyone with, if it's making you feel anxious or disrupting your life it may be reassuring to talk to someone who knows how to help.
My approach is person-centred, which means I respect the ability within all of us to grow and develop to be who we fully are, given the right growth conditions for us to do this.
This requires a unique kind of relationship and an authentic and transparent way of communicating as the basis for self exploration.
By tuning into how you are feeling, together we shape the meaning behind what you're experiencing. In this way you can move around freely and start to join the dots to better understand the deeper layers of any difficulties. It's simple, yet it can have a powerful effect.
Be fully you
Importantly you will not be judged and so you'll discover a freedom to express those emotions & thoughts we're not 'supposed' to express, finding all facets of yourself being accepted.
Once you are able to move freely in your experience emotions surface, new understanding emerges and with this movement comes change, self acceptance and a growing self knowledge that gives you more resilience to live how you truly want, beyond the expectations of others.
"I found Anne-Marie to be warm and welcoming, we soon built up a good rapport where I felt very comfortable. The changes I made over several months really improved my wellbeing and made a very positive impact on my life. I’m grateful to know that I can go back and see Anne-Marie if and when I need to, and see this as another tool in my toolkit for looking after myself."
People come and see me for many different reasons. Often there's a particular issue which is impeding their day to day life such as social anxiety; low mood or work related stress. It could be a bullying or traumatic experience; an addiction that's taking over; a bereavement or relationship break-up that feels all consuming. Other relational issues include discomfort around body image; loneliness; fear of intimacy and difficulty expressing anger without shame.
Sometimes people want an impartial reflective space as part of their personal development to get to know themselves better, to understand painful emotions and how to get their needs met and ultimately to live a fuller life and have more rewarding relationships.
There's no right or wrong, no discrimination. In this space you can put yourself first and make those important steps towards personal growth and feeling a greater level of comfort in yourself.
"I came to see Anne-Marie as I was feeling completely overwhelmed with stress connected to work and within my personal life. I had gotten to a point where I couldn't cope anymore.
From the beginning I loved Anne-Marie's Person Centred therapy practice. It felt very honest, caring and natural. She provided me with a space to get all the thoughts that were overwhelming me out from inside my head into the open, which really helped relieve the pressure. I came to the lovely realisation to be more content in myself and to enjoy all the things that make me myself."
Room sessions - Individual (50 minutes, £65); Couples (60 minutes, £75)
Located at Torriano Avenue, 5 minutes walk from Kentish Town underground station
My room is a comfortable engaging space, large enough to allow for adequate distancing.
(not currently available in line with covid rules)
Online and telephone sessions Individual (50 minutes, £60); Couples (60 minutes, £70)
Some people enjoy the flexibility of being in their home during sessions.
Outdoor sessions (1 hour) - £60
Some people feel more free outdoors. I offer early morning sessions on Hampstead Heath. I have certain routes that I have developed over time and I am experienced to know how to safely manage the sessions so they still feel contained.
It can be difficult to take the first step towards therapy, to understand all the different approaches and find the best match so if you have any questions please do get in touch. I'll be more than happy to talk through things if that's easier. I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation.
Get In Touch
07715 423 619
| 07715 423 619 | Kentish Town, North London