Andy Rushton - London N4 & N19 - UKCP Registered Accredited Counsellor
1 Fairbridge Road
07747 388 870
I am an experienced, UKCP-accredited, humanistic counsellor. I am warm, kind, non-judgemental and easy to talk to. I provide a safe space where you can explore your life and your problems. I work from a deep respect for you and who you are. My role is to help you to find what is right for you as an individual.
How I Work
Therapy can help you develop a positive sense of yourself so you can follow the path that is right for you. It can help you learn to manage the negative feelings associated with your struggles; to recognise, understand and change self-defeating patterns, to heal past pain. It can help unlock and foster the inner strength needed to learn new ways of behaving in relationships and to deal with crises, boosting self-esteem and feelings of self-worth.
As a therapist, my focus is to help you understand yourself so that you can work on the issues affecting you. I am warm, easygoing, down-to-earth and engaged, and the way I work is to establish a strong connection and working relationship between us.
You can talk about anything that is troubling you. You can face a crisis or make a life-changing decision, change your self-image, explore your sense of identity and the way you relate to people. All in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work both short-term and long-term according to your needs and wants. We can review our work together as we go so that you and I both are clear that you are getting what you want.
It is important to see for yourself whether you feel you can work with me, so the first session is a short half-hour try-out and is free. During this first session, we will discuss what you want to work on and how I might help. By the end you will probably have a feeling whether we are a good fit and if you would like to continue.
Where I work
- Haringey, a short walk from Harringay Green Lanes station.
Evenings and daytime availability.
Easily accessible from parts of North London such as Haringey, Finsbury Park, Tottenham, Manor House and Stroud Green. I work in my own home, a house near to Green Lanes in Haringey.
- Archway, a short walk from the Archway tube station.
Easily accessible from parts of North London such as Archway, Hampstead, Camden, Highbury, Highgate, Tufnell Park, Belsize Park, Barnsbury, Holloway, Chalk Farm and North Central London. In a detached house converted into therapy rooms used by many therapists and staffed during the day.
I offer one-to-one counselling in discreet, confidential surroundings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced humanistic counsellor. I started as a volunteer counsellor in a charity project in Southampton in 2002 and learned to work with a huge diversity of people from all over the City, of all nationalities, classes and cultures (Southampton is a multi-cultural city like London, largely because it used to be a main port of entry into the country). Since moving to London 10 years' ago, I have worked in the NHS, in Higher Education and in Private Practice, where my experience includes working with a diverse range of clients, of differing genders, ages, sexual orientations including LGBT+ clients, from all socio-economic classes, with differing national, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds.
I am qualified with a Diploma in Counselling. I am registered and accredited with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
I work in the strictest confidence. I abide by my Professional Association's codes of conduct and am accountable to the UKCP through their complaints procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Personal Development
- Gender Identity and Sexuality
- LGBT+ Friendly straight male therapist
- Kink Friendly
- Life Stages, Life Changes
- Existential Angst and Fear
- Family Issues, both present and historic
- Step Families
£50 per session
Concessions are available for people on low income or for counselling students.
Counselling can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-harm and other distresses.
There are many other reasons for seeking counselling as well. I see counselling as a path to self-knowledge, and by knowing yourself better, to live better.
My approach is humanistic, which means that I work with you as a whole person, so can help with most things.
I offer help to people experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, self-esteem, confidence, work-related problems and many others.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and Evenings at the Haringey (N4) practice. Daytime-only at the Archway (N19) practice.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|