Counselling & Psychotherapy Services - areas we work with

Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, in Islington North London, offer counselling and psychotherapy services for a number of issues including depression, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, sleep problems and stress. You can also take Yoga classes or explore Sophrology and Mindfulness. To find out more click on the links to the right of this page. You will also find out more about our therapists' particular interests and specialisms from their individual profiles. Please take a look at the directory of counsellors and psychotherapists in North London.

  • Addiction and Dependency

    Seeing a psychotherapist for counselling whilst you deal with addiction or dependency can support you and help work through some of the underlying issues. More about counselling for addiction and dependency issues…

  • Anger and Rage

    People sometimes come to therapy or counselling when they feel that they can′t manage their anger. More about anger management counselling …

  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks

    Anxiety is often caused by living in the future or the past without being in the present. Anxiety symptoms range from persistent feelings of worry and dread, heart palpitations and insomnia to phobias and panic attacks. More about Therapy for anxiety and panic…

  • Autism

    Autism is a relationship-disorder that is multi-causational and of variable severity, ranging from mild to severe, that includes communication difficulties (some children do not learn to speak, while others never stop, or use echolalic speech), puzzling or challenging behaviours often linked with difficulties with sensory-motor processing and making sense of their perceptions. More about therapy for help with autism and the effects of autism...

  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss

    Experiencing a bereavement and coping with the grief that follows the death of a loved one is among the most painful life event most of us will face. Bereavement counselling provides a safe space to talk about the loss, and how we can move through the stages of grief. More about bereavement counselling and coping with stages of grief and loss …

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of present focused talk therapy which targets your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours based on the principle that how we think affects the way we feel and act. More about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Islington…

  • Couples Counselling

    Couples counselling, sometimes referred to as Marriage Guidance, addresses the problems arising from adult sexual or intimate relationships. The relationship, rather than the two individuals, is the 'client'. More about couples counselling and therapy for couples with relationship problems…

  • Depression

    Fluctuations in mood are a natural everyday occurrence but a low mood can sometimes persist for weeks at a time and become depression. More about counselling for depression …

  • Eating Disorders and issues over Relationships with Food & Dieting

    Many people experience difficulties in their relationship with food at various times in their life. We may use food to comfort ourselves, punish ourselves or as a way of suppressing difficult feelings. These may manifest as eating disorders such a anorexia or bulimia or have an adverse effect on our self-esteem and interfere with our ability to live life to the full. For more about help with eating disorders and dieting issues ...

  • Executive Coaching and Career & Work Counselling

    Are you facing challenges at work? Managing change? Handling a difficult work relationship? Facing redundancy? Running Your Own Business? Starting a new career? More information on executive coaching and career & work counselling…

  • Expressive Arts Therapy

    Creative play is a fundamental requirement for our mental health and well-being. Too often as adults we find it difficult to give ourselves permission to play and our capacity for enjoyment and inspiration may diminish as a result. continue…

  • Faith, Religion and Spirituality

    Some people have questions about the religion that they were brought up with. Some feel that their faith background is not understood and they feel isolated. To find out more about how to explore faith, religion and spirituality continue…

  • Family Issues

    Whether we are having difficulties in our relationship with our family of origin or current family, or family-in-law, therapy and counselling can help manage these important but often challenging relationships. More on therapy and counselling for family issues…

  • Group Work

    Working in an ongoing therapy group provides us with the opportunity to learn about how we relate to ourselves and others. Witnessing others work in a trusting environment can permit us to share more of ourselves and get feedback on how others see and respond to us. We can develop new ways of communicating and connecting with others. More on On going Group Work at the Barnsbury Therapy Rooms


    New group course 'Pesso Boyden Therapy Group' with Kate McGeever in Islington North London, find out more about this London Pesso Boyden Therapy Group.

  • Mindfulness

    We tend to spend much of our time either stuck in the past with things that can't be changed, or thinking about the future - and so miss out on our experience of life whilst it's actually happening. Read more on exploring 'mindfulness' and 'living in the now' …

  • Parenting and Step-Parenting

    Becoming a parent or a step parent can bring us up against ourselves. It can stimulate painful memories of our own childhoods as we see our children going through particular phases. More on issues and challenges of parenting and step-parenting…

  • Pesso Boyden Therapy

    Pesso Boyden therapy (“PBSP”) is a powerful therapeutic method that works individually and in a group context with the use of objects and role players to provide participants with a healing experience to overcome past traumas, wounds and losses. Read more about Pesso Boyden Therapy Groups in London.

  • Poor Body Image and Body Hatred

    Body image is the perception someone has of their own body. Our society invites us to believe that there is only one way to be attractive and that is by being slim. Many of us are not and, as a result, can get into a spiral of self hatred and loathing of our bodies also known as body 'dismorphia'. More on counselling for poor body image and body dismorphia …

  • Relationship Issues

    Whether they be work or family relationships or friendships, managing relationships is not always straightforward. Read more on therapy and counselling for realationship problems…

  • Self Esteem and Low Self Worth

    Counselling for low self-esteem, confidence and self worth will explore how these feelings may have evolved and took hold. How we feel about ourselves can affect all areas of our lives. How we talk to ourselves can have an impact on our self esteem. Learn more about how counselling can help with feelings of low self worth and low self esteem...

  • Sexual, Physical or Emotional Abuse in Childhood

    Whatever the form of abuse, the experience of childhood abuse is a trauma, which continues to have an impact on people throughout their lives. Read more on counselling for coping with trauma arising from any form of childhood abuse…

  • Sexuality and Sexual Issues

    Whether you are struggling with your sexual relationship with yourself or with others, talking through this in therapy can help. There can be a lot of shame attached to how we feel about our sexuality and it is important to be able to explore this in a safe environment. More on therapy for sexuality issues and sexual problems…

  • Sophrology

    Developed in 1960 in Spain by Prof. Alfonso Caycedo, a neuro-psychiatrist, it is now a very popular method in continental Europe. It is a structured holistic therapy using relaxation and breathing techniques, concentration, visualisation and simple movements, at the crossroads between Western relaxation techniques and Eastern meditation. More on Sophrology in North London and how it can help you…

  • Stress and Overwhelm

    Stress is part of life and coping with a certain amount of stress can be desirable, challenging us to stretch ourselves and reach our potential. However too much stress can leave us feeling constantly harried and overwhelmed and has a negative impact on health. More on counselling for stress and feelings of overwhelm…

  • Writer's Studio: Support and Coaching for Writer's

    Writers’ Studio coaching groups for authors are run from the Barnsbury Therapy Rooms. These are small, focussed groups for authors with the potential to become published as well as published authors who want to go to the next level.

    Writers’ Studio enables authors to develop their work, improve their chances of publication and excel in their writing career. The groups are limited to six people and provide a mutually supportive and collaborative environment. They are run by leading publishing professional, Kathy Gale. Read more on support and coaching for writers ...

  • Yoga Classes

    This yoga class is based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli. It works with attention to gravity and the breath in each pose, to find greater release in the spine, freer movement, more options. More on Scaravelli Yoga classes in Islington North London…

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