Margaret Headland

Margaret Headland

East Finchley Clinic
2-3 Bedford Mews, Bedford Road
East Finchley
N2 9DF

07501 031 353

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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


Accredited register membership

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


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

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

I am  a qualified social worker and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (hcpc)

Maps & Directions

London, N2 9DF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervison to therapists.

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