About me

Are life's pressures and anxieties proving too difficult for you to cope with?

As an experienced Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I work with individuals and couples providing a caring, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your difficult feelings and inner conflicts enabling you to enhance your life and live it more fully.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. I work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.

As a practising psychodynamic counsellor and CBT therapist, I use the approach that I feel best suits the individual. This flexibility offers clients the opportunity to optimise the positive beliefs from each.

My aim is to provide a caring, safe and enriching therapeutic relationship in which clients can explore their difficulties and inner conflicts.

I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced difficult childhoods and with those suffering from anxiety, depression and low self esteem.

Counselling/therapy is a gentle way to learn how to take charge of one's life. It offers space to explore new ways to be in a safe environment with an experienced practitioner.

For many years I worked at Gam Care counselling compulsive gamblers and their families.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in counselling University of North London
  • Training at the London Marriage Council
  • Training at the Tavistock Institute for Marital Studies
  • BACP certificate of proficiency
  • Solution brief therapy at BPS
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy at Centre for Stress Management

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

  • Gambling addiction
  • Alcohol addiction


Additional information

Individuals   £65.00 per session

Couples       £70.00 per session


Monday - Friday day and evening appointments Saturday appointments

Further information

Counselling is for those who:

  • Have problems forming or sustaining relationships
  • Find themselves repeatedly in unhappy relationships
  • Feel depressed
  • Feel anxious and unable to cope with the daily pressures of life
  • Lack self-confidence
  • Find the changes difficult to cope with - bereavement, illness, divorce
  • Suffer from phobias, eating disorders, panic attacks and obsessions
  • Have marital/partnership difficulties.
  • Suffer from addiction
  • Suffer from compulsive gambling.

West Hill House
6 Swains Lane
Highgate N6 6QS
N6 6QS

Bushey Therapy Centre
85 Melbourne Road
WD23 3LZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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Ruth Lipman

Ruth Lipman