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Do you appear calm and relaxed on the outside but an emotional mess on the inside?

 

High Functioning Anxiety is characterized by a combination of outwardly calm but internally stressed.

People with high-functioning anxiety may seem accomplished, driven, and capable on the surface, but beneath that exterior, they often struggle with intense feelings of worry, fear, and unease. Is this you 

Counsellor/Therapist

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Covering North London Barnet Whetstone Totteridge Finchley and Hertfordshire

My name is Nick Wolfe and I am a professional accredited Counsellor. My practice covers many talking therapies including the relatively new Single Session Therapy (SST) . So whatever problems you may be facing in life,  NOW as we approach autumn/winter is as good a time as any to start making changes. Make a new start to the rest of your life.

I have also covered a weekly clinic for the NHS, specifically with the Camden & Islington NHS Trust.Camden and Islington NHS

A big issue today is HFA, High Functioning AnxietyThis is someone who appears totally in control on the outside whilst spinning many plates and  who doesn’t appear in the least bit stressed, but underneath, its a completely different story.  Is this you?

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I have  special interest in working with Young Persons who today more than even, need as much help as possible. Our young are our future but unfortunately, life today is not always easy for them. I setup and ran an onsite and outreach program for YP’s in Barnet for over 9 years.  This was enormously successful in terms of outcomes and financially for local social services.

It was my own experience of therapies, most types, that led me to where I am now. I suffered a major Life Changing accident 11 years ago and underwent short and long term therapy, covering Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I had to deal with PTSD and resulting Depression. Counselling, was for me, a life saver and now I wish to pass this onto others

We are London and North West London’s premier centre  for Counselling/Therapy and I am sure we can help you with whatever issues you are struggling with, whether it be Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Social Issues, Low Self-esteem.

If you are finding life a bit tough or you feel that a little help could be useful to you please get in touch – Call Me Now 

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Life Coaching

The boundaries between Therapy/Counselling & Life Coaching are becoming even more blurred which is why BACP has recently launched a new Coaching division and is currently working on a competence framework to develop professional standards for coaching practitioners

Increasingly these days I find myself coaching rather than counselling. A Life coach is someone who works with individuals to help them set and achieve personal and professional goals, overcome challenges, and make positive changes in their lives.

Life coaching is a collaborative and client-centered process that focuses on empowering individuals to unlock their potential, clarify their values, and develop strategies to reach their desired outcomes.


Interested? Want to know more? Why not give me a call...

You may wonder what exactly is Counselling

Counselling is a professional relationship between a trained counselor or therapist and an individual, couple, or group seeking support, guidance, and solutions to various personal, emotional, psychological, or interpersonal issues. The primary goal of counselling is to help clients become emotionally independent by exploring their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in a safe and confidential environment.

Counselling sessions typically involve open and empathetic communication, active listening, and the use of various therapeutic techniques (types of Therapy)  to assist clients in understanding their challenges, identifying patterns, and developing strategies to cope with or resolve their problems. The process may also involve exploring past experiences that might be influencing current difficulties.

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It’s important to note that counseling is different from giving advice or providing solutions. Instead, counselors help clients gain insights into their situations and empower them to make positive changes and choices. Confidentiality is a crucial aspect of counseling, ensuring that clients feel safe and free to share their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment or repercussions.

Counselling can be short-term or long-term, depending on the individual’s needs and goals. It is an effective form of mental health support and can be delivered through various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic therapy, humanistic therapy, and more. The specific approach used will depend on the counsellor’s training and the client’s unique circumstances.

Interested? Why not find out more and Call Me

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How I work

I am a professional accredited Counsellor. My practice covers but not limited to CBT/REBT (Rational Behavioural Therapy) as I also use other approaches when the situation demands it, including the relatively new Single Session Therapy (SST) .

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What is CBT

With the ever changing landscape we now find ourselves in, I am still offering Online sessions via Remote Video, Skype or What’s App. Don’t let the current situation overwhelm you. I do online sessions anyway for some clients on a regular basis so why not

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Counselling Process

The counseling process refers to the series of steps and activities that occur during a counseling session or therapy session. While different therapists may have their own variations, the general counseling process typically involves the following stages:

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Let’s find out how best to help you 

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Anxiety

Anxiety is the feeling you have when you think that something unpleasant is going to happen in the future. Other words such as feeling ‘apprehensive’, ‘uncertain’, ‘nervous’ and ‘on edge’ also provide a good description of feelings linked to anxiety. More…

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Depression

Depression can often be brought on by life stress, or by a sudden loss, such as relationship breakdown or the loss of a job.  It is characterised by low mood, pessimistic thoughts, hopelessness, poor sleep and the thought that life is not worth living.  

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Self-esteem

Low Self-esteem – I accept myself because I’m alive and have the capacity to enjoy my existence. I am not my behaviour. I can rate my traits and my behaviour, but it is impossible to rate something as complex as my ‘self.’  More…

How I deliver Therapy

The counselling process refers to the series of steps and activities that occur during a counselling session or therapy session. While different therapists may have their own variations, the general counselling process typically involves the following stages; 
Initial Contact and Assessment:
Building Rapport and Establishing Trust:
Goal Setting:
Exploration and Insight:
Intervention and Strategies:
Processing and Reflection:
Closure and Evaluation:   Read more

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Feedback from some of my clients

Testimonials provide a  great insight into my practise. I always ask for feedback as I am continually learning.  

I cannot thank you enough for your help , getting me over my struggles leading up to my exams. However as of recently I feel a massive change in my attitude in which I am feeling much better thanks to you. Once again, I greatly appreciate the help you have given me .

 

SS Male age 20

I’m finding a lot of encouragement with relaxation methods I’m exploring and feel I’m getting some solid benefit with this

CM Male age 49

Thank you very much for all your help. You really helped me get to a more positive, happier place and whenever I’m in doubt, I just think of your words.

CB Female 38

Thank you, and thanks again for everything you've done to help me get into a better place, I appreciate it so much. It feels good to not feel ruled by anxiety! 

EF Female 34

Thank you for everything we have done together I found it very useful and I hope I can pick back up with you in the future if the time comes when I feel like I need it.

 

JH Male age 20

Thank you so much for your help and advice over the last few weeks. It has made an enormous difference to me.

 

SJ Female Age 52

Just wanted to say it has been a real pleasure working with / getting to know you and that the work we have done has really helped me deal with my feelings towards my dad in particular.

JP Male 39

Nick is very knowledgeable about how the mind works and has clearly had a lot of experience so I felt he knew the best approach to take depending on the situation. I can’t recommend him enough!

SS Male 18

If you have been a client and would like to leave feedback I would love to hear from you. Please click here. 

Some of the most common Issues

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OCD

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) Of course, I can provide you

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Workplace Therapy

Often referred to as Employee assistance programmes (EAP) are an employee benefit that provides your team with support and practical advice on issues that might be impacting their wellbeing and performance.  Read More

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Remote/Online

With the ever changing landscape we now find ourselves in, sometimes its more convenient to have online sessions even though Face2Face sessions are now also offered. Don’t let today’s current situation overwhelm you.  Why not get in touch.  or Read More 

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Single Session Therapy

At first glance, the answer to this question is simple. Single-session therapy (SST) is therapy that lasts for one session. And indeed, there are already times when therapy does last for a single session. Read More 

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