Tessa Ettinger

London N8 & EC3R
07739 108 629 07739 108 629

About me

I am a professional counsellor working with men and women struggling with issues related to modern day life.  Although I run a general practice open to a wide variety of concerns that bring people to counselling, I have additional experience in the following areas:

  • Depression/low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Sense of direction, meaning or purpose
  • Relationship/dating issues
  • Body image, food, exercise distress
  • Eating Disorder recovery
  • Compulsive behaviours & addictive processes
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Difficulties related to early adulthood

It often goes unacknowledged that modern day living and loving is challenging and complex.  There are times when we find ourselves in situations or experiencing thoughts, feelings or behaviours that we don't understand or know how to deal with.

I can provide sensitive and compassionate counselling to help you navigate your way through these difficult times, to overcome personal roadblocks, and deal with the daily struggles of life.

Through working together, I will assist you in finding a way to connect with the meaning that may be found through your experiences and the potential that is innate within you, to help bring you closer to the growth and positive change necessary to maintain a fulfilling life.

I see clients in Crouch End, and on Friday mornings at the Light Centre in Monument.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my current counselling practice, I co-facilitate an NHS peer support group for patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder and have previously assisted groups within eating disorder and addiction inpatient settings.  I also work as a yoga teacher where I facilitate development of a compassionate mind-body connection, and have taught yoga to recovering addicts in Pentonville Prison.

I have completed the following qualifications:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma Psychosynthesis Counselling (2019)
  • Advanced Diploma Integrative Arts Therapy (2012)
  • BSc Psychology (2007)
  • Certificate in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (to be completed Nov 2019).

Reflecting my training, qualifications and experience, I work in a way that is transpersonal and integrative. This means that I will draw from different psychological approaches in order to help you explore in depth the issues that you bring, whilst encouraging you to consider that there is more to you than these issues.  This often involves looking at your past and present experiences in addition to future aspirations.  I will incorporate exploration of life meaning, purpose, and spiritual growth, where appropriate.  I may also draw your attention to the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotions and spirit and of the necessity for healing on each of these levels.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£60 for a 50 minute session in Crouch End

£65 for a 50 minute session at Light Centre Monument

Park Road
Crouch End
N8 8JN

Light Centre Monument Ltd
36 St. Mary At Hill

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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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.

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Types of client

Tessa Ettinger

Tessa Ettinger