Margaret Headland

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London, N2
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About me

Life is a journey which can be complex and challenging.
At times we thrive on this journey with enthusiasm and courage. But often we struggle with feelings of anxiety, fear, sadness, despair and shame. We can feel confused or overwhelmed. We may even feel that we are falling apart if a traumatic life event takes place. At such times it can be useful to see a therapist.

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who brings warmth, energy and sensitivity.

I have worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors for thirty years. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families and groups. My therapeutic work experience includes working with young people in local authority care, as a drug and alcohol counsellor, a school counsellor, a clinical manager for a counselling service in North London, a telephone counsellor for an  employment assisted programme.

In my private practice I work in a way that is described as integrative. This means that I work with clients in a way that encourages the individual to explore areas of his/her life that are causing concern, distress or anxiety. Different theories and techniques may be considered. I see therapy as a journey which the client and myself embark on. This can be exciting as well as challenging and it is my job to ensure the client can stay with this process in a safe and supportive environment.

I offer both short and long term work. This will be discussed when we first meet for an assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate for the qualification in social work (CQSW)
Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Existential Counselling (ADEP)

Currently undertaking training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing  (EMDR).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Repetition of negative relationships

Life changes related to life stages such as adolescence, middle age and retirement

Lack of direction and purpose

Experiences of bullying in the workplace

Exercise Dependency

Loneliness and isolation


£65.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £65.00  for 1:1 sessions.  Each session lasts 50 minutes. I charge £90.00 for couples. Each session lasts 60 minutes

If a session cannot be attended, if at all possible I  will try to reschedule it. But if this is not possible then the missed session must be paid for if less than 48 hrs notice is given.

When I work

Please note I am normally based in Finchley and Central London. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic I am currently working remotely and offering sessions by Skype or Zoom.

Further information

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).

I was a member of the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) for the UKCP from 2012 - 2015

East Finchley, London, N2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Additional languages



In person

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Margaret Headland
Margaret Headland