Augene Nanning MBACP (Accred)
020 3411 5376 / 07503 120 184
I offer a quiet, calm and confidential space where you will be supported to explore what ever feelings, challenges or difficulties bring you to counselling.
I believe counselling is a collaborative and creative process. With me, you will be accepted and listened to with patience and attentiveness. You may simply talk or you may choose creative means which could include art, crafts, puppets or mini world creations in sand. Children are drawn to my friendly nature. Adults have told me that I am "patient", "calm" and "compassionate".
I work as a "person centred" counsellor. This means I will support you to feel safe in saying what you need to say, to help you understand what is troubling you, so that -- with support -- you will find the answers you are seeking. I do this through careful listening, reflecting back what I understand you to be saying -- so you can correct me if I've misunderstood -- and closely working with you, I believe deeply that each person is the their own expert and know themselves best. My job is to help you realise this and to help motivate you to make the changes you want to make in your life.
Rather than viewing people as inherently flawed, with problematic behaviors and thoughts that require treatment, I believe that each person has the capacity and desire to become the best they can be.
I have 15 years experience counselling children, young people and adults. They include disabled people and those from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and faiths.
Some of the many issues people have brought to me include:
- bereavement and loss
- memories of a difficult experience
- struggling with relationship issues
- feeling low about themselves
- experiencing anxiety
- feeling isolated or alone
- needing to make difficult choices.
People who have come to me, tell me it is a great relief to share their worries and fears. Some are surprised that I don't judge them or tell them what they should do. Rather, I acknowledge their feelings and help them create a better life for themselves.
There are many reasons for deciding to seek counselling. You might be sensing you aren't quite yourself these days or simply wanting to be happier. My experience enables me to offer you perspective, support you through troubled times and to help you deal with specific issues as they arise.
As your Counsellor, I hope you will feel respected, safe and confident to bring to our sessions all manner of issues including challenges, feelings and moments worth celebrating. Counselling isn't only about all that's "bad" or "wrong".
Getting Started with Counselling
All it takes is a phone call, text or email.
If your wish to find out more about me or counselling, or are ready to start counselling, please contact me to arrange an initial meeting. A first meeting gives us the opportunity to explore what brings you to counselling and what you may wish to gain from attending. It's a time to discuss your specific needs and goals and an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have.
If you then wish to proceed with therapy, we would meet for 50 minutes once a week and regularly discuss and review the counselling to ensure that you are getting what you want from our work together.
I aim to respond to any inquiries within 12 hours.
My counselling room in N10 is accessible. I'm sorry, there are three steps in my N4 practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Code of Ethics.
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of East Anglia, 2000)
- Certificate in Counselling (University of East London, 1999)
- Diploma in Integrative Supervision (Minster Centre, 2013)
In addition to my private practice, I have counselled in charities, schools, youth and community projects, and bereavement services.
I am also a Senior Counsellor and Supervisor at Caris Islington Bereavement Service where I supervise counsellors working with both adults and children. I began at Caris more than 10 years ago as a volunteer counsellor of adults. Recognising the need for a bereavement service for children, I initiated the development of Rucksack, the children’s bereavement service. This service has grown to include The Basement for teenagers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£55 per 50 minute session (day time, before 5pm)
£65 per one hour session (evening, from 5pm)
Concessions may be available for students or those on benefits.
Both my practices are easily accessible by tube and bus.
Muswell Hill N10
The nearest underground stations are: Highgate or East Finchley (Northern Line), and Bounds Green (Piccadilly Line). There are frequent bus services between these tube stations and Muswell Hill. Finsbury Park station (Victoria Line) is also accessible via the W7 bus which terminates at Muswell Hill. Then it is a short walk or bus ride.
Several buses stop by the practice: 43, 102, 134, 234, 299.
Parking is available, but limited.
Finsbury Park area, Tollington Park, N4
The nearest tube station is Finsbury Park (Victoria and Piccadilly).
Several buses stop near the practice: 4, 19, 29, 106, 210, 253, 254, 259, 279, W3, W7
Parking is available but very limited.
I am also a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor. Please view my supervisor profile.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
@N10 Muswell Hill: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; @N4 Finsbury Park: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide confidential, face-to-face, one-to-one and group supervision to counsellors.View supervision profile