Sipora Levy, Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
020 8445 7198 / 07946 588221
I have been a Counsellor for 25 years and am passionate about my work. Entering into a counselling relationship with a client is a privilege, and I believe each session is a unique opportunity to work together to bring about the change that person wants to see in their life. I use a combination of person centred and cognitive based counselling skills that have helped people move forward without developing a long term dependence on counselling. I believe the client is the best judge of their requirements and offer short and long-term counselling, adapted to that person's needs.
I bring a wealth of work and life experience to my counselling practice. I am a parent of now adult children, and for much of that time have been a working single mother. I have also experienced divorce, bereavement and other losses, which I believe has given me a greater empathic understanding of the issues my clients bring to work on.
My work is informed and inspired by my training, life experience and the many clients I have had the privilege of working with. I offer a gentle humanistic approach and work together with my clients to find the best solutions to their problems.
'Within minutes of our first session I felt relaxed and at ease in Sipora's presence. She listened to me with care and attention and the thoughts she offered up were always salient and appreciated. I am so glad that I chose to talk to her. She has helped me face a very difficult time and all my family relationships feel better as a result.'
'Sipora helped me tremendously through a very difficult time. I felt very at ease during my counselling sessions. I feel I have been able to let go of a lot of past stuff. I am now moving forward more confidently in my life'.
'The benefits I gained from my sessions with Sipora were immense. Often I would arrive for my session feeling harassed and unhappy. Having time talking with Sipora I was able to calm down and be more realistic about what I expected of myself. Sipora was never judgemental, but supported me in a way that I found incredibly helpful.'
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc in Social Sciences (1985)
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (1990)
I have 25 years experience of counselling individuals on a variety of issues. These have included: anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, low self esteem, disability, adoption, infertility, parenting, domestic violence, redundancy, retirement, spirituality, chronic fatigue syndrome, divorce and sexuality.
I have extensive experience of working with parents and would be parents on the following issues: abortion, miscarriage, infertility, post-natal depression, work-life balance, behaviour management, toddlers, school age children,teenagers and empty-nest syndrome.
Apart from my private practice, I have taught counselling in colleges of further education and worked in various voluntary organisations in a counselling and teaching capacity. I have facilitated group counselling, parenting courses and confidence building workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
£40 per 50 minute session
My practice is close to Woodside Park and West Finchley tube stations on the High Barnet Branch of the Northern Line. Buses 82, 125 and 460 stop nearby.
I am easy to reach by car from Hampstead, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Highgate, Southgate and Cockfosters and all areas of North London and Hertfordshire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and some evening appointments
Types of client