Judy Wilson Bsc, PGDip, MBACP
The Gestalt Centre
15-23 St. Pancras Way
The Business Centre
What to expect from counselling
Modern life can be complicated and is often stressful resulting in distress and leaving many people with a sense of loss of meaning in their lives, and seeking a greater sense of fulfillment. What starts out as a problem can often be a turning point towards self- discovery.
Sometimes people come with a particular problem but others may not feel they cannot pinpoint what their difficulties are exactly. Instead they may feel sad, unfulfilled or lacking in self-esteem. Often people who have spent much of their lives worrying about other people find counselling provides an opportunity to start looking after themselves. My approach is respectful and responsive in order to help you explore and feel less overwhelmed with life's obstacles, build on your strengths, be more able to manage your feelings and make decisions that are right for you.
My counselling practice
I share a counselling practice in Stanstead Abbotts and Kings Cross, London. Stanstead Abbotts is within easy reach of Ware, Hertford, Broxbourne, Great Amwell, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt, Harlow, Roydon. It is afive minute walk from St Margaret's overground Station (Liverpool Street to Hertford East line). There is ample parking available
I have a background in the NHS, private and voluntary sector services. I adhere to the BACP ethical and legal guidelines and my experience includes working with low self-esteem, feelings of fragility, stress, anxiety, difficulties with relationships, adultery, betrayal, family and parenting issues, chronic illness, depression, abuse stemming from childhood and later experiences including sexual abuse, bereavement, loss, eating disorders and addiction. Sometimes clients come at a time of extreme crisis, and others when they feel the time is right to address long-standing concerns.
I aim to help you to understand and be more aware of yourself, to explore your deep seated and often unconscious emotions. We are unique individuals and we have different needs in terms of counselling; I am flexible in my approach and provide therapy which while rooted in the psychodynamic tradition is adjusted to each individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling.
Diploma in Counselling
BACP registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psycholtherapy
Trained facilitator for the Freedom Programme
Trained Motivational Interviewer.
I have a wide range of experience which includes working with Addiction, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Chronic Illness, Anxiety, Family and Parenting difficulties, Depression, and Relationship problems.
As well as working privately I work as a counsellor for an Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service and a Women’s Centre. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical and legal guidelines and this includes a commitment to regular, ongoing supervision to maintain a good quality of care for my clients. I am also committed to professional development to support me in working with a diverse client base.
I offer counselling at Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire and Kings Cross, London, to people over the age of 17 from any race, class, cultural background or sexual orientation. Therapy can be either long-term or on a time limited basis according to the needs of each individual.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Sessions are booked at a set time and day each week and last 50 minutes.
Charges are between £40-£55 per session.
Initial assessment costs £25. Attending an initial assessment session places you under no obligation to attend any further sessions. Assessments allow us to consider whether therapy is appropriate for your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri daytime and evening, and Sunday in Stanstead Abbotts Ware, Herts. Sessions are also available at Kings Cross, London (Thursdays). Contact me for further details.
Types of client