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
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.
A big issue today is HFA, High Functioning Anxiety. This 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?
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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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.
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.
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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) .
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
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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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…
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.
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…
Feedback from some of my clients
Testimonials provide a great insight into my practise. I always ask for feedback as I am continually learning.
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Some of the most common Issues
High-functioning anxiety is a term used to describe a specific
Depression can often be brought on by life stress, or
Anxiety is the feeling you have when you think that
Is your temper hijacking your life? Anger is a normal
Low Self-esteem – I accept myself because I’m alive and
Trauma or PTSD is an anxiety disorder which may develop
Social anxiety/phobia refers to an excessive anxiety about social situations.
Counseling for eating disorders is a crucial and effective form
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) Of course, I can provide you
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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