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Therapists Muswell Health

Anna Foakes is a Holistic Life Coach. In my professional work I have supported clients from a wide range of backgrounds through a wide variety of life situations and growth opportunities.  Life Coaching is not simply about dealing with problems and issues.  While it can include an element of this, it frequently goes further to encompass proactive development, growth and change. Previous clients have worked with me in relation to health, relationships, career progression and life changes, in addition to those who simply recognise that a deeper understanding of themselves, their world and how they think and feel within it will enhance their experinece in all aspects of life. Outside of work, I am  a lover of nature, human beings, kindness and life.  I am a strong advocate for taking care of our health and wellbeing, making time for ourselves and enjoying all this world has to offer. I am a Certified Clarity Coach (Jamie Smart Academy), a registered BACP Counsellor (Masters) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Diploma) Practitioner.  Anna offers a free 30-minute initial coaching conversation (online, phone) and is available Wednesday, Friday and some evenings.

photo for web 2 aboutAugusta Hull. Gus qualified in Holistic Swedish Massage in 1997 and then went on to qualify in Traditional Thai Yoga Massage in 2004. “I have over 15 years of experience running successful private practice in centres and home visiting. I have also worked in hospices, where I treated people living with HIV and patients with a cancer diagnosis. Through experience I have become incredibly adaptive and nurturing to the needs of my client.
I have developed my techniques and skills as well as my ability to bring my whole attention to the treatments I give to clients, which helps promote their self-awareness and self-healing; helps bring about balance, deep relaxation and rejuvenation as well as helping specific issues.
I have successfully treated many different presenting aches and pains, including painful Achilles; lower backache; pain and tension related to the sciatic nerve, hip area, shoulder and neck. My massage has helped with mobilising areas with restricted movement.
I have also had success helping those who suffer chronic headaches and migraine by incorporating acupressure point work to alleviate symptoms and free up blocked energy flow, which in turn promotes all round well-being.” Gus is available on weekdays and weekends.

Carlo Volpi. Carlo is a fully qualified Sound Therapist that has trained with several organisations and sound healers across the country. In his practice he uses a mindfulness based technique to explore how some past situations might still be affecting your body and mind in the present moment and through therapeutic sound we try and shift how you feel about these issues. Sound is a very effective medium to induce deep altered states of consciousness (ASC): in these states, you may have the chance to experience yourself beyond your conscious, analytical mind. One could say that you may see yourself from a ‘higher perspective’ and as a result the way you feel about a certain issue, or a certain situation might be different after a treatment. When this happens, even if temporarily, you start breaking up old behavioural patterns and you are slowly retraining your brain to have a different response to past traumas.”

Claire Frost. Claire qualified as an Acupuncturist in 2008 from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture. She has worked in private clinics in North London, GP practice and an NHS specialist acupuncture clinic. Claire has completed post-graduate training in the fields of Pregnancy, Infertility and Paediatric acupuncture. Claire treats a wide range of conditions particularly concentrating on Women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, induction of labour, anxiety and depression. She also treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including sciatica, frozen shoulder, neck and back pain. Claire is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. The British Acupuncture Council maintains and oversees the high standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice in acupuncture – www.acupuncture.org.uk – Lic Ac, Bsc (Hons), Ba (Hons), MBAcC (Member of the British Acupuncture Council). Claire is available on weekdays and weekends.

 Jack Pepper. Jack is a psychotherapist training with the Philadelphia Association, an organisation set up by R.D. Laing in 1965 to question established ways of thinking about well-being, ‘I’m UKCP registered, under weekly supervision, and I offer low-cost therapy depending on what you can pay. I work with people who, at different times and places, describe themselves as distressed, depressed or obsessed; stuck or stifled. Those who say they are anxious or perhaps fearful. And sometimes others who don’t feel at home, or simply don’t know what to do. I see my work as being with people in these states that, on some level, we all know well. We talk about and think through these very human experiences together.  There are few things in my life that don’t, in some way, inform and instruct this work. Music, books, art, film; practices like yoga and meditation — all of these find their way into consulting room conversation. This, for me, is about just how unexpected and playful this work can be’. Jack offers low-cost Psychotherapy on a sliding scale on Wednesdays.

Juliette Martin. Juliette is a registered Nutritional Therapist dip CNM, mBANT, CNHC. She is passionate about personalised nutrition and its positive effects on both your mental and physical health. Her main areas of interest are digestive complaints, stress management, low energy, poor sleep, brain fog, hormonal and skin health as well as inflammatory conditions. Ten people in a room could be presenting with the exact same symptoms but have a completely different root cause which is why each session needs to be highly personalised.  Instead of simply masking symptoms, nutritional therapy empowers you with the knowledge and understanding of the drivers and underlying imbalances. Juliette’s approach is dynamic, supportive and scientifically-backed. After carrying out a thorough case history, she will provide bespoke food and supplement recommendations. Private testing will occasionally be required in order to assess and identify the underlying imbalances. She is a big believer in the four pillars of good health – balanced nutrition, relaxation and emotional health, sleep and movement – and will often give you lifestyle recommendations to complement nutritional advice. Juliette offers an initial free 15 minute consultation.

Kay Wan is a fully qualified and BACP accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor with over 10 years of clinical experience. She has a warm and caring presence and can offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for you to feel deeply listened to. She is committed to recognising and respecting the individuality of each person and values working with people for all walks of life. She has worked with a diverse range of clients and issues, with specialist experience in working with women who have perinatal mental health concerns and with individuals who have experienced interpersonal trauma. At the heart of her approach is the belief that given the opportunity we all have the innate resources and capacity for healing, growth and change. Alongside her private practice, Kay works as a counsellor for an NHS talking therapies (IAPT) service. She has worked in previous counselling and therapeutic support roles across the NHS and voluntary sector including Mind, MumsAid and The Centre for Better Health.  Kay offers both short-and-long-term therapy and is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kieran Howse developed an interest Chinese medicine through the study of karate and Eastern philosophy. He completed a 5 year (BSc Hons) degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Middlesex University, including a 6 month placement in Beijing. Kieran has been practising professionally since 2008, including 4 years specialising in fertility at the Zhai Clinic on Harley Street. He is registered with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM). In addition to fertility, Kieran also offers treatment for a range of conditions, including headache and migraine, digestive disorders, skin problems, and pain relief.  Kieran is available on an ad-hoc basis on weekdays.

Laura Paton RTT C.Hyp. RTT (Rapid Transformational Therapy) combines principles of Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, NLP, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. RTT can help us access our subconscious feeling mind where all our memories and feelings are stored. We all have fears and insecurities, which hold us back and ultimately stop us from being our authentic potential, whether we suffer from anxiety, stress or even a lack of attracting abundance in our work and personal lives. I am passionate about helping people identify and understand the connections between past and present and how that impacts our experience of life. RTT helps us access our earliest subconscious responses and by understanding those, we can make lasting positive changes, liberating us from the issues we all face at one time or another. Our session will last 2 hours and will include a bespoke 20 minute recording for you to listen to for 21 days to imbed better thought habits, thereby installing lasting positive change. Laura is available on an ad-hoc basis.

Louise Salmon. Louise has been in Homeopathic practice since 1992 and is a registered and insured member of the Society of Homeopaths. Louise works with adults and children, treating a wide range of conditions including acutes, such as seasonal colds, coughs and sore-throats, and long-term health issues such as digestive problems, respiratory and skin problems, ear, eye and dental issues, headaches and back-aches, menstrual and fertility problems, sleep problems and more. Patients very often bring emotional concerns such as anxiety, fears, grief, anger and stress, memory and cognitive issues that they wish to have help with. Louise is classically trained, most often prescribing one remedy at a time. “I was introduced to homeopathy as a child and appreciate its gentleness and great common sense that the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual are intimately connected. My mindfulness training and practice supports this inclusive nature of homeopathy. It’s a privilege and joy to treat people, journey with them and witness healing at different levels. Healing is reconnection and wholeness. Homeopathy has the capacity to stimulate our psyche, neural, hormonal and immune systems, to respond, re-balance and reconnect on our path towards wholeness”. Louise is available on Thursdays.

Lucy Nicholson is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsy) and qualified in 2011. Following qualification she worked in an NHS setting for 8 years. She worked in the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for 3 years before moving into a hospital setting and focusing more on Women’s Health, including fertility distress, psychological support with gynaecological issues, and perinatal concerns including support thinking about parenting, birth planning, post-natal depression and birth trauma. Lucy works primarily in a Compassion-Focused Therapy approach but is also happy to work within a cognitive-behavioural framework (CBT). She will discuss suitable approaches with you and work together to tailor a plan to individuals’ needs. Lucy is a member of the British Psychological Society and is accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Lucy is available weekdays during school hours.

Luisella Lombardini is a Biomagnetic Pair Practitioner. She works with inflammatory, chronic, viral, bacterial and fungal conditions and emotional issues. Her areas of specialism are hypertension, candida, detoxification, headaches and migraines, food intolerances and any other conditions that have not responded to conventional medicine.  When the information of a conflict or trauma enters our system, with or without awareness, it can cause imbalances in the body and create physical problems. Luisella has also been working with nutritional supplements for over 5 years. Supplements will be assessed for compatibility with muscle testing. With Biomagnetic Pair Therapy, Nutritional Therapy and her own intuition, Luisella identifies and addresses the root causes of the condition, promoting healing.  Food intolerances scan (with muscle testing) and reversal: available on request. Luisella is available weekdays and weekends upon request. 

Mark White. I am an experienced and fully qualified UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist with experience of working with a wide range of issues.  Our work can help you deal with difficult thoughts and feelings you may currently be going through.  I work with whatever you are experiencing, whatever emotional distress you may feel or whatever else you need to make sense of.  Together we can talk through this in an open, sensitive and private setting.  I believe a respectful, safe and authentic relationship between client and therapist is key to meaningful therapeutic work.  We can explore any past problems and experiences that you may have resurfaced for you, and work through whatever it is that troubles you safely, securely and confidentially. I am also experienced in bereavement as well as infertility & family issues, having worked as a facilitator for the Donor Conception Network, a charity that supports families on the donor conception journey, and currently serve as a Board Trustee at CCIWBS, a bereavement service.  My research dissertation was on the benefit of humour in therapy, and while therapy can be no laughing matter, I believe sensitive, appropriate and creative humour can be hugely beneficial to our therapeutic work. Mark is available on Monday evenings, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Naomi Selwyn. Seeking counselling can feel like a big decision which may be daunting. However, once you have started the process, counselling gives you time to think, reflect and will enable you to process difficulties you have been facing. Many people experience complications in the present that have roots in their past. Together we can discover repeating patterns that are causing you difficulties and preventing you from moving forwards. These realisations can be explored, enabling positive change. I combine different therapeutic techniques and approaches according to the client’s needs and offer long and short-term therapy. As a BACP registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor (MBACP), my focus is to place the emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as the primary agent for change. I aim to be empathic, respectful and non-judgmental and through this stance, I hope to make clients feel safe, supported and able to explore their issues openly. I have worked with adults (18+) experiencing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, grief, bullying, low mood, infertility issues and loneliness. I have worked at various settings such as GP practices, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mind and Hampstead Counselling Service and am now in private practice. Before my counselling career I worked at Theatre and arts companies as well as the BBC Orchestras and Choirs. I work face to face on Mondays and Fridays at Muswell Health. If you would like to find out more and to see if you would like to start working together – I offer a free 20-minute online conversation. 

Sarah-Jane Rawlings. I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor with experience of working with a range of issues including anxiety, self-esteem, bereavement, intrusive thoughts, childhood trauma and difficulties in every-day relationships.  Dealing with life and all it throws at us can be very lonely and it can help to talk to a counsellor.  I am interested in getting to know you, to grapple together on the things that you find difficult and the things that you would like to be different.  I am curious about your experience of the world and will help bring your experiences, your thoughts and feelings into focus, to help support new awareness.  I won’t give you a diagnosis or tell you what to do but I will provide a warm, safe and confidential space for us to explore what is going on for you.  As well as my private practice, I am a counsellor at Trinity Laban, a music and dance college based in South London.  I have been working with students there since 2019.  I have also worked as a counsellor at Enfield and Barnet Mind’s Covid Bereavement Service and at MCPCS, the Minster Centre’s Psychotherapy and Counselling Service. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in theatre and community arts for 25 years. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, ages (18+) and ethnicities and am available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for both online and face-to-face sessions.

Dr Sophie Raymont. I am a HCPC ( Health Care Professions Council), accredited Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings in the UK and abroad. I have worked in numerous NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health services, and currently work in a specialist NHS service in central London for adults with severe emotional and interpersonal difficulties. Having completed my doctorate at UCL, I am trained in several therapeutic approaches (CBT, third-wave CBT, psychodynamic). I draw on principles across these modalities to differing degrees based on your individual wants and needs. Therapy can be short term and structured, offering psychological education and practical strategies (CBT, third-wave CBT), or more open-ended and explorative, drawing more heavily on patterns of relating to yourself and others by making links with developmental experiences (psychodynamic). Often, therapy takes the form of a blend of different approaches (integrative). In my private practice, I offer CBT, psychodynamic and integrative therapy to children/young people (10 years +) and adults. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic and direct. I believe that therapy is most helpful when honest and authentic reflections are shared by both client and therapist, and I strive to create a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which this can organically occur.

Steve Dell 1Steve Dell. Steve is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, having trained at the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training centre in London. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a modern, optimistic and positive form of therapy which avoids delving into and reinforcing any negative patterns of behaviour and instead helps to build new, mentally-healthy, positive ones – allowing the old ones just to fade away. Steve will help you reduce your levels of anxiety or panic; leave any depressed moods back in the cave where they belong; conquer any phobias or fears; remove a trauma and make it feel like a safe, distant memory; get your weight back under control; stop smoking or just generally help you feel more confident, creative, motivated and happy. As it’s great for changing patterns of behaviour, it’s also ideal for those who feel they are somehow stuck and are unable to move forwards in their life. Steve is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy. Steve is available on an ad-hoc basis, during the week and at weekends. He is also available for early morning sessions before work.

Thrine Sofie Goes. At the root of my practice is the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to feel at ease and to live a fulfilling life, whatever that looks like to them. I am a compassionate and warm integrative psychotherapist (MBACP), using CBT, person-centred therapy and attachment therapy as my main approaches. I offer people a time that is dedicated just for them, where reflections can be made in a non-judgemental space, whilst promoting new perspectives for making everyday life more manageable. My experience lies in working with family and relationship conflict, trauma, substance misuse, work related stress and young people. Apart from my private practice, I also work for MIND in Barnet’s bereavement counselling service. I offer both short and long term psychotherapy during day and evening times. Thrine Sofie is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Tom Hoyland has been a full time Therapist since 1999, running private practice, working in the NHS within cancer care, and in the corporate environment. “I first trained as a Reflexologist, helping clients with, amongst other things, sleep disorders, sinusitis, and hay fever, the menstrual cycle, menopause, endometriosis, and digestive problems. My Massage treatments involve working on clients’ specific areas of pain, but also includes supporting well-being, maintaining good health, good posture, and good flexibility. More recently I have been studying Fascia and Myofascial Release, which brings a more subtle and gentle way of working with the body, where clients are experiencing chronic or acute pain. I believe trauma, stress, and anxiety are all stored in the body, and that this physical tension, pain and discomfort have an impact on our emotional well-being. Bodywork helps release this physical and emotional tension, allowing us to be freer and more fluid in our bodies, our mind, and our emotional state”. Tom has been training with the Mei Quan academy of Tai Chi since 2017 and is a regular meditator with an interest in Buddhist practice. “My physical training and meditation practice, bring together the principle that integration of body, mind and soul are an important part of full and holistic health”. Tom is available on weekdays and evenings.

Tony Dallas. Tony has worked within communities for over 40 years. He is the founder and CEO of the children’s charity Success Club working in schools with children, parents and teachers and has been practising mindfulness for the past ten years. He is a qualified Paws B mindfulness in schools’ practitioner and is a fully licensed Mindfulness Now teacher. He passionately believes that mindfulness can change landscapes within society. Tony Says “I am insightful, persistent, challenging and I listen carefully to others to help bring about change in individuals and society. Over my many years of helping people I consistently see that when people discover an ability within them, be it to sing, write a poem, express their feelings in a way that touches others this ignites a spark of hope that their lives can be different, that they can realize their potential. I get people to feel they can do better than they’re already doing.’ Tony is also a storyteller and poet and believes in the power of the story. “The greatest story you will ever tell, is the one you tell about yourself.” Anon. Tony offers eight week online mindfulness courses.