Charlotte Wickers MSc, MBACP (Accred.)
I have worked for several years as a Women's Health Counsellor in two NHS Hospitals. This work involved helping women and their partners suffering from all sorts of anxieties and losses associated with pregnancy.
I also work as a student counsellor (undergraduate and postgraduate) in a performance art university.
Issues that arise in my work are many and complex, and include loss and separation, perfectionism and procrastination, bereavement, general anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, self-harming, eating disorders and despair. Through my experience of listening to clients with a diverse range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I believe that talking really does help.
My private practice is based in Muswell HilI in Haringey N10. It is a peaceful, warm and confidential setting, where you are free to speak in confidence without fear of being judged or criticised. I believe that the relationship between myself and a client is the most important aspect of our work. Talking things through with a trained professional can help you to clarify your feelings, explore your anxieties in greater depth, and begin to find new ways to cope.
My work is based on psychodynamic principles. In short, this means that whilst focussing on how you feel today, I also take into account your past relationships and experiences, including your childhood, and how these may unconsciously be influencing your present feelings and behaviour.
I also offer sessions to training counsellors - either ongoing therapy or any help needed with the theoretical/academic side of the training.
If you would like to discuss an appointment, or ask any further questions, you are very welcome to phone or email me. I will call you back as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and trained at Birkbeck, University of London.
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a journalist.
Women's Health Counsellor in a London NHS Hospital. This work involves helping women and their partners suffering from all sorts of anxieties associated with fertility, ante- and post-natal depression, pregnancy loss, difficult childbirth, neonatal loss, adjusting to new parenthood.
Counsellor in a GP practice, seeing patients with a very wide range of problems.
Student counsellor, working with all issues associated with learning, and the emotional experiences that can get in the way of being able to perform freely and enjoy a happy, active student life.
Issues that arise in my work are many and complex, and include loss and separation, perfectionism and procrastination, general anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, self-harming, eating disorders and despair.
You are very welcome to come and see me in my private practice with any anxieties you may be facing, and we can think about what may be the best way forward for you.
I offer time-limited counselling or longer term therapy, depending on your individual needs and what you would like to get out of counselling. My work adheres strictly to the BACP Code of Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of a child
Performance art issues
Procrastination and perfectionism
I usually charge £60-70 per session.
I am prepared to discuss concessions for those on a low income, or experiencing financial hardship. This is available on discretion and can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Location and transport links
Woodland Rise, N10 3UG. My room is in the first building in Woodland Rise on the right, as you walk down from Muswell Hill Road, behind a large wooden gate. It is a 7 minute walk from Highgate tube, and is served by buses 43 and 134 (bus stop 'Onslow Gardens'). Local parking is free.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please do ask.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|