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About me

Therapy with me offers you the opportunity to gain insight about aspects of yourself, why you feel the way you do and how you relate to other people in your life. You are invited to think with me in a safe and confidential environment about yourself and your feelings (some of which you may not have previously thought about), whilst considering how these feelings may be linked to some of your earlier life experiences. By exploring these underlying feelings, which at times prove difficult to manage, you may develop a different understanding as to how these past experiences (and how you felt about them), have had an emotional impact on your current life.

This unique therapeutic relationship, once developed, allows you to feel listened to and understood by someone who cares, but remains neutral and non-judgmental. Your Counselling experience with me, which may feel difficult and challenging at times, can also feel rewarding and prove hugely beneficial. It can allow for a shift in your understanding about yourself and in the way you might relate to key people, and can bring about a significant increase in self confidence.

I offer short-term (12 sessions), or long-term, open-ended counselling. The first one or two consultations allow you to experience what Psychodynamic Counselling can offer and if it is the right choice for you.

My main Private Practice is located at Finchley Central. I also have a Private Practice within Chase Lodge Private Hospital, Mill Hill East and I offer Counselling in Central London at my Harley Street Private Practice.

Please visit my website www.athwaitescounselling.com for more details about my practice and session fees, or contact me on 07540 127 724 or angela@athwaitescounselling.com. I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified as a counsellor with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, a recognised British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) qualification.

I am an individual Registered Accredited Member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also an Accredited Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic attacks and Panic Disorder

Photos & videos


Additional information

All initial consultations, counselling and psychotherapy sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Fees are as follows:

All initial consultations £65.

Finchley Central: Daytime weekdays £60; Early weekdays (8am), evenings (from 6pm) and weekends £70.

Chase Lodge: Daytime weekdays only, £70.

Harley Street: Daytime weekdays only, £110.

Zoom video sessions are also available on request.


Flexible hours. Mondays-Fridays. Some evening and Saturday morning slots available.

Greater London

294-296 Nether St.
Finchley Central
N3 1RJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Angela Thwaites

Angela Thwaites