Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Lynda Woodroffe NW6
0207 624 0412 / 07765571263
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN NORTH WEST LONDON
(Kilburn, close to Queens Park, Hampstead, West Hampstead, Maida Vale, Brondesbury, Cricklewood and Kensal Rise)
Hello and welcome .... to individuals and couples who need some help to bring about changes of mind, to discuss difficulties that have troubled your lives or other issues that affect relationships in your life.
I am an integrative counsellor/therapist with many years of experience. By integrative, I mean that I work with many different methods of counselling and will adapt my practice according to your needs. It is your needs that are central to my practice.
ISSUES I CAN HELP WITH
Problems with relationships, low self-esteem, sleep disorders, loss and bereavement, death anxiety, depression, disproportionate anger, and other issues that emerge unexpectedly and/or repeatedly, make up much of my experience as a therapist.
But especially relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, bereavement and issues relating to the family.
WHO CAN I HELP?
I am qualified to see adult clients over 18 and couples.
What happens is that you will bring your issues to me and, together, we unpack the difficulties that underlie these.
My clients usually come to therapy on the same day and at the same time each week, but I try to be flexible when this is not possible.
Often couples find that they cannot 'hear' each other or have lost the ability to communicate.
A therapist can witness these from outside of the relationship and offer a different interpretation of it.
Therapy can provide to a couple a new space to talk about the tensions and friction that may have arisen in their relationship.
It may also give the opportunity to see their partner in a new way.
LONG TERM OR SHORT TERM?
I can provide both short term (generally, 6 weeks) as well as long term counselling/therapy (no specific length) depending on what you bring to therapy sessions or how you feel about them.
I have lived and worked in London for over 30 years with people of many different cultures and backgrounds.
I have a background in teaching in London’s secondary schools, and at London University as a researcher. I have travelled quite a lot, have a mixed family culture and a keen interest in politics and issues outside of psychotherapy. These, I feel, are very useful attributes for my practice and my clients.
Currently,I hold a position on the editorial board of the online journal, Contemporary Psychotherapy (www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org). I trained at the Minster Centre (www.minstercentre.org) which is also based in Queens Park.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, holding an Advanced Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. These were gained at the MInster Centre.
I am qualified to work with both individuals and couples over the age of 18 years.
I worked for two years in a NHS mental health charitable organisation based in north west London.
During my past I trained to teach and hold a PGCE and MA in Science Education.
I am a registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an interest in autism and Asperger's Syndrome although I am not qualified to offer therapy for people with these conditions.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
Photos & videos
My practice is accessible to many areas of North London and North West London.
My place of work is in the Kilburn. This is in London, NW6, but NW3, NW8, NW2, NW10, W9 and W10 have good transport links to Kilburn.
These include West Hampstead, Hampstead, Queens Park, Cricklewood, Willesden and Maida Vale.
The closest tube station is Kilburn on the Jubilee line (8 minute walk).
A big benefit is the London Overground which can bring you from far reaches of London to Brondesbury station. This is the closest station to my address (5 minute walk), which serves stations such as West Hampstead, Finchley Road and Hampstead to the east, Richmond, Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush to the west and south-west.
The following buses also travel close to my workplace: 98, 189, 16, 32.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, mornings, days and evenings in Kilburn. No weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|