Marilyn De Freitas MBACP. Reg HCPC. MSc, BA(Hons), PGDip, DipSW.
North London Group Therapy
8 - 9 Manor Gardens
020 8347 5684 / 0798 0389 330
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to individuals and couples in Holloway and Hornsey. Whether you are thinking of coming to therapy at a time of crisis, or at a time to understand more fully what is happening in your life, talking with a therapist can be very helpful. I believe that challenges provide opportunities for change, growth and transformation. I will provide a safe and confidential space and support you to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may affect the way you think about and relate to yourself and others.
I have specialist expertise in supporting women who have experienced domestic violence/abuse, the emotional effects of crime. and the impact of sexual or emotional abuse. I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children, young people, and families around a range of issues including relationship breakdown.
Recent issues people have explored include the following:
- Relationship issues
- Couple counselling
- Family issues
- Feelings of depression
- Post natal depression
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood trauma and abuse
- Sexual, physical, emotional abuse
- Health related issues
- Feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence
- Anger management
Please feel free to telephone or email me if you would like to ask any questions about how I work, the process of beginning therapy, or to arrange an initial, confidential consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I run a private practice providing Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, and Independent Social Work Services. I have worked in both voluntary/charitable and statutory organisations as a Psychological Therapist, front line Social Worker, Early Intervention Parenting Practitioner, Domestic Violence Service Manager, and Support Worker. I am experienced in working with women, men, children/young people, adults, couples and families of all ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and sexuality, who bring a range of issues, questions and concerns.
I have the following qualifications:
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Advanced Certificate & Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
- Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Qualified registered Social Worker
- BA (Hons) in Communication Studies
I receive continuous professional support and supervision in order to ensure good practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and Good Practice (http://www.bacp.co.uk). I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and hold a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate, and full professional insurance.
If you are are a Bupa service user I can be found at http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_marilyn_de_freitas
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£55 for an individual session and £80 for a couple session.
I offer weekly Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short term or open ended basis. Sessions are usually weekly and last for 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|