Norma Yam Registered Psychotherapist UKCP, FPC, HCPC, MBACP
Association For Group & Individual Psychotherapy
1 Fairbridge Road
020 8441 5818 / 0757 0022551
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.
I have considerable experience of working in the public, private and voluntary sector. I work with depression and anxiety, as well as relationship issues and low self esteem. I have over 20 years specialist knowledge of working with individuals, couples and students.
I believe that the quality of life is important. Committing to therapy is a way of understanding and looking in depth at your emotional well-being.Trusting your feelings and becoming aware of how they affect your physical and emotional well being is very much about psychodynamic therapy. It is a way of recognising your inner world and how you can control your life.
During a therapy session we will look at the problems which you have brought, as well as the underlying issues. This means that whilst I listen to what you have said, I am also conscious of what is left unsaid. We will focus on this area and help to discover how you can gain insight into your deeper problems. We will also look in detail at your pre-dominant concerns and how these may be affected by stress and anxiety.
I work with a variety of problems, including:
Depression and anxiety, marital problems (including separation and divorce,) bereavement and loss, conflict between families, partners, friends or colleagues, low self esteem, and how it affects work issues, lack of confidence, loneliness, relationship difficulties and financial problems. I also work with young people 11 - 18 years in my practice and with trainee counsellors where I am a member of staff at a College for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I am patient and calm, and whatever your reasons for coming into therapy, you will find me empathic and non-judgemental. What you say is confidential, and your views and feelings will be valued and respected.
A preliminary assessment will help you to understand how therapy will work for you. You are free to ask questions, decide if you feel comfortable with me, and understand how therapy can help resolve your worries and concerns. There is no obligation to continue with therapy unless you are happy to do so.
Emotional difficulties are often accompanied by depression and anxiety.
As a registered psychotherapist, I will listen and support you. I have many years experience of relationship issues, in addition to related difficulties of loss and loneliness. I can help you to make sense of your feelings, and look at life in a different way. With my commitment it will be possible to gain a deeper understanding of the problems which may now seem overwhelming.
I can offer experience and understanding, underpinned with a background of recognised training. Therapy will take place in a safe space, where you can share and express your feelings in a trusting and calm environment.
I am based in Cockfosters, EN4, Archway N19 and Hampstead NW3 (see Further Information for more details). By appointment only.
In certain circumstances I am able to see clients at their home
Call or e-mail for an initial discussion.
I will be pleased to arrange an assessment without obligation.
phone: 020 8441 5818
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF Therapy and
psychoanalytic psychotherapy at The Association for Group and Individual Therapy (AGIP)
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in psychodynamic theory and practice.
I have a Certificate of Higher Education in psychoanalytic psychology from Birkbeck College.
I have a Certificate in Counselling from The Lincoln Memorial Clinic for Psychotherapy.
I also have a Diploma in social work, and a Certificate for qualified social workers (C.Q.S.W.) from Kingston University.
I am registered with UKCP, BACP and FPC.
I am registered with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC)
I am a caseworker with The National Youth Advocacy Service.
I have over 20 experience working with relationship problems.
I have specialist experience of working with individuals, couples and families.
I also have experience of working at a senior school counselling 11 - 18 year olds.
I am on the staff at a prestigious Counselling College.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family disputes during divorce and separation
Residence and contact issues
Initial consultation £50 : 00
weekly fees from £50 - £70
Discretionary concessions available
I work from Cockfosters, Barnet, which is accessible by tube. (Piccadilly Line) and buses from Muswell Hill, Potters Bar and Hadley Wood. There are easy parking facilities
I see clients at Archway, N19. (near Highgate), which is also well served by public transport, and parking facilities. (Northern Line)
In addition to these venues I also see clients in Hampstead NW3
In certain circumstances I am able to make home visits
Assessments can be arranged at short notice, but by appointment only, in the first instance by telephone or e-mail.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday - Friday between 10 a.m - 8.p.m. by arrangement. In certain circumstances I am able to see clients at their home. Please discuss this with me.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|