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
  • Body image, food, exercise distress
  • Eating Disorder recovery
  • Sense of direction, meaning or purpose
  • Relationship/dating issues
  • 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 on Thursdays and Fridays although the majority of sessions are currently being conducted online due to social distancing guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my current counselling practice, I provide peer support within the NHS for patients receiving treatment for an eating disorder. In this role I facilitate  groups as well as giving individual support. I also have experience within alternative eating disorder and addiction treatment settings. I have additionally worked as a yoga teacher, including teaching recovering addicts in a prison, and therefore value the development of a compassionate mind-body connection.  I am an approved therapist with Anxiety UK

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 (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, viewing whatever difficulties you are experiencing as a manifestation of this.

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).

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Additional information

£65 for a 50 minute session

Park Road
Crouch End
N8 8JN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Tessa Ettinger

Tessa Ettinger