Family Therapy in London

www.familytherapyinlondon.co.uk

About Me — An Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapist in North London

This page will help you to know more about my training and experience.

My journey as a therapist began 20 years ago when I did my first training as a Psychodynamic Counsellor. Thereafter, I worked in private practice, several different youth organisations and in schools with young people who were at risk of being permanently excluded.

My experience in youth work and education deepened my understanding that children were often being labelled as disruptive or naughty when in fact their behaviour was a form of communication about difficulties they were experiencing in their relationships, which often impacted their ability to learn or fulfil their potential.

To this end I became interested in systemic ways of thinking which differs from individual counselling because it suggests that whilst difficulties may present in an individual family member, they can often be rooted in interpersonal interaction between family members or other significant relationships. This understanding led to the next stage of my training journey which involved studying at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust as a Family Psychotherapist and gaining vital experience in the NHS in their Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS).

I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which can provide an alternative way of working with anxiety, depression and other emotional difficulties.

To date, I continue to work in education with individuals, couples and families and also in private practice.

If you would like to enquire how I might be able to support you or your family please feel free to contact me by telephoning: 0781 2063 565 or email me at fionahalgoa@yahoo.com.

Other areas of interest:

Parent/Child Attachment — I am trained to facilitate the Circle of Security Attachment based parenting course which helps parents/caregivers develop secure and attuned relationships with their children (see the C.O.S. Parenting Course page for further information)

Explore Your Emotional Eating — This course can help you gain insight into your emotional eating and relationship with food (see the Emotional Eating Course page for more details).

My counselling qualifications:

Professional registration

I am a registered member of both the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Codes of Practice and Ethical Frameworks.

Can I help?

If you would like to enquire how I might be able to support you or your family please feel free to contact me by telephoning: 0781 2063 565 or email me at fionahalgoa@yahoo.com.