Henry Olsen

Henry Olsen

Greater London

07779157494 / 07779 157494

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About me

I am a man, in my fifties, with a rich and varied life-experience.

I am a fully-trained Integrative Counsellor,holding a Diploma In Counselling from the Minster Centre for Psychotherapy.

I am busy in my General Practice and have a special interest in working with people from the Arts. I feel passionate in my commitment to my work as a counsellor.

I base my practice on the Creative Process, which I believe is fundamental to every aspect of a happy life. When we feel 'stuck' in their lives, I believe therapy can create an opportunity to help us reconnect with our inner creativity and the fullness of our imagination.

My background is in the Performing and Compositional Arts, at which I worked at an International level for many years. As well as running my practice, as a therapist, I am still an active and highly enthusiastic cross-platform artist.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Counselling from the Minster Centre, in North-West London. My basic training and qualification lasted for five years, but I continue to develop my ideas in Professional Development Courses and Seminars.

I am a registered member of the BACP, which is the governing body in the UK for counsellors and psychotherapists. I wholly abide by their Code Of Ethics.

In keeping with BACP Recommendations, I maintain a relationship with a highly qualified Professional Private Supervisor.

I hold a first Batchelor's Degree (B.Mus.) in Music and Drama (1986). Since then, I have gained over thirty years of experience in the performing of and the business of the Arts.

As I have reached my middle years, I have also lived a life (or two) !

Perhaps my Life-Experience is my most potent and important qualification ...

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

        Other areas of counselling I deal with

        Additional to the areas listed above, I am especially interested in working with problems encountered by artists, musicians, writers, actors and performers.

        These include,

        Writer's Block.

        Performance Anxiety/ Stage Fright.

        'Red Light' Recording Anxiety.

        Coping With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss.

        Coping with Sight Loss and Impaired Vision.

        Travel Anxiety and Claustrophobia.

        Separation Anxiety

        Money Worries and Fiscal Management problems.


        I offer an initial consultation and discussion that lasts for fifty minutes.

        There is no charge for this.

        Should you like to proceed in beginning to work with me, the fee for a fifty minute session is £65.

        Further information

        The environment in which we do therapy is crucial to the success of the work

        My consulting room is comfortable, quiet, of a good size and allows a sometimes splendid natural light.

        Maps & Directions

        London, NW6

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: Body Language !


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: Yes

        Parking is available locally, but is often limited.


        I am open to working Monday to Sunday, at most times of the day. Please call me to arrange a time which will work for both of us.

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults