Charlotte Wickers MSc, MBACP (Accred.)
07783-964025 / 07783 964025
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at Birkbeck College, London. I work with all aspects of anxiety and depression, both in young adults (18+) and the more mature. My particular area of interest is working on what unconsciously lies beneath what you are currently feeling. In short, this means that while I focus on how you feel today, I also take into account your past relationships and experiences, including your childhood, and how these may unconsciously be influencing your present feelings and behaviour.
I am an experienced practitioner, working with a broad range of issues, and I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy, depending on your needs. In addition to private practice I have worked in a variety of settings - as a Women's Health Counsellor in two NHS hospitals, in a busy GP practice, and as a student counsellor in a London university. Through my experience of listening to clients with a diverse range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I believe that talking really does help.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to their ethical framework.
You are welcome to come and see me in my private practice. I work from a consulting room in Muswell Hill in Haringey N10, easily accessible from Crouch End, East Finchley, Finsbury Park, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and Highgate. My practice offers a peaceful, warm and confidential setting, where you are free to speak in confidence without fear of being judged or criticised.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy sessions to counsellors in training.
If you would like to discuss an appointment, or ask any further questions, you are very welcome to phone or email me. I will call you back as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and trained at Birkbeck, University of London.
I completed a Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust short course in couples counselling.
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a journalist.
Women's Health Counsellor in two London NHS hospitals. This involved helping women and their partners suffering from all sorts of anxieties associated with fertility, ante- and post-natal depression, pregnancy loss, difficult childbirth, neonatal loss, adjusting to new parenthood.
Counsellor in a GP practice, seeing patients with a very wide range of problems.
Student counsellor (both University and Performing Arts), working with all issues associated with life development and its impact on learning. I am passionate about exploring the emotional experiences that can get in the way of being able to perform and create freely and enjoy a happy, active life.
Issues that arise in my work with young people are many and complex, and include loss and separation, gender and body dysphoria, perfectionism and procrastination, general anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, self-harming, addiction, eating disorders and despair.
You are very welcome to come and see me in my private practice with any anxieties you may be facing, and we can think about what may be the best way forward for you.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of a child
Performance art issues
Procrastination and perfectionism
I am prepared to discuss concessions for those on a low income, or experiencing financial hardship. This is available on discretion and can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Location and transport links
Muswell Hill practice:
Woodland Rise, N10 3UG. My room is in the first building in Woodland Rise on the right, as you walk down from Muswell Hill Road, behind a large wooden gate. It is a 7 minute walk from Highgate tube, and is served by buses 43 and 134 (bus stop 'Onslow Gardens'). Local parking is free.
Queen Anne Street practice:
Well-served by public transport. A walk from Bond Street and Oxford Circus tubes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please do ask.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|