MARY McILROY Counsellor in London Bridge,
the City of London & Muswell Hill

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Counsellor London Bridge SE1 & Counselling Muswell Hill N10 & Highgate N6


I believe there is no reason for anyone to continue to feel anxious or depressed and also believe that negative situations can be used as a catalyst to push you forward and even motivate you toward achieving the lasting changes you desire. As a person with epilepsy, I had to learn how to turn a disability into an advantage and how to cope with self-esteem issues, stress and anxiety.

I also help those who are in crisis or have general depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, confidence or relationship issues and sexual dysfunction. I can help them figure out ways to resolve their difficulties, gain happiness and better pursue life goals. Counselling also helps to examine and modify any long-standing patterns that may interfere with a client's functioning, relationship issues and quality of life.

Do you wish to overcome anxiety, bring about real change, and pursue satisfaction in your life?

Objectives of our work together might include:
• Bringing out the best in yourself; allowing your strengths to guide you
• Flourishing and growing rather than just coping
• Being the best you can be
• Experiencing happiness and joy as a way of life
• Increasing closeness and intimacy in your relationships
• Feeling productive and purposeful in your work
• A significant shift in perspective
• A new foundation of awareness, confidence and self-esteem
• A degree of relief from depression and the pressures of painful emotions
• Being able to accept the people and things you cannot change
• Centering your life on your values and the people you love
• Learning to manage emotions well on a daily basis – regardless of life’s
ups and downs.

My approach:

If you want a counselor who sits back saying “tell me more about this…….” or ‘Uh huh” this is not me.

If you want a highly intellectual type of therapist who spends multiple sessions analyzing dream’s then I am not the right person for you.

I am an active counsellor who gets involved in therapy. One who gives advice, homework, reviews and feedback on progress.

I will answer most questions as I believe counselling is a collaborative process.

I know that endless talking about the past does not promote growth or change.

Many people have excellent insights into their issues yet are still stuck,
they may need a powerful psychological jump start to help them move forward.

Our work together will promote this movement, counselling is not a forever process. You should feel and see change happening.

I know I can help you and hope that you will feel and enjoy the benefits of working with me.

I offer brief (6 weeks and renewable) and long term (open ended) counselling.

Why not meet for an initial session?
Start, just see how it goes and you may be pleasantly surprised.
I can offer day or evening counselling sessions, some flexibility in session dates is possible.
I am a counsellor in London Bridge SE1 and also offer counselling in Muswell Hill, North London N10

I use a variety of methods to help access self-insight through activities such as: dialogue, art, imagery or role-playing. During our work together we will strive to identify ineffective patterns of thinking and behavior and develop healthier, more effective alternatives. Within a safe environment, I will encourage you to take risks, try new things, and practice the change you hope to achieve. All aspects of the counselling process are designed to help you experience real behavioral change and eliminate the problems that impede healthy relationships.

Together we will look at your life history and the reasons why you are continuing with the behaviour which contributes to your anxiety, low self- esteem, relationship issues, depression and misery. Remember, no situation is too difficult to work on. Every person is unique and I tailor make a bespoke plan that fits your specific needs. I strive to offer the highest quality care and I consult with leading specialists in confidence for my clients. In brief:

*We get a clear picture of your difficulties.
*We discuss techniques and strategies to help you when in need.
*You realise you have a choice of behaviours and implement your choice of strategy.
*You realise counselling is a commitment and you have the responsibility for making changes.
*We review your progress, successes and difficulties and what further changes are possible.
*You decide if you have achieved your goal and how much more counselling is necessary (if any).

I also offer my service as a counsellor to 'MIND' which means I voluntarily help people with suicidal ideation and severe mental health issues.
I must have something good to say as the register for professional counsellors 'Counselling Directory' as well as other newspapers have published my articles for the Treatment of : anxiety, depression, confidence, stress........ and how to achieve the lasting changes you desire (

My role as a counsellor/ therapist

Through Victim Support, MIND, Trauma agencies and COUI work I have extensive experience in the following areas:

• Anxiety and Panic Attacks
• Depression Counsellor
• Stress and Tension
• Low self-esteem and Confidence Issues
• Absence of direction or meaning in life
• Loss and Bereavement
• Life Coaching
Career Coaching
• Cancer
• Postnatal Depression
• Child related issues and parenting difficulties
• Trauma and Crisis situations
• Spirituality
• Difficulties in relationships or at work

In London Bridge, SE1 where I work as a Counsellor & Therapist, I am a 5 minute walk from most tube stations in 'The City' and an easy commute from Central London.
My Counselling Muswell Hill address (North London, N10) is an easy commute from Highgate or Bounds Green tube station. There is also guaranteed free parking beside the Muswell Hill (North London N10) address which is also in close proximity to Highgate village N6.

To make counselling & therapy more accessible I also work evenings and offer flexibility.

Counselling Muswell Hill N10 & Highgate N6 (North London) and Counsellor London Bridge SE1 (The City of London).

For full details of what counselling entails or to check my qualifications please refer to my 'Counselling' column which is page 3 of this site.

You can phone for a free 15 minute consultation on 07769218281.

For any enquiries you have please email me at:

Some of the issues with which I work as a counsellor are:
anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, loneliness, confidence, self-esteem, bereavement, anger, stress, insecurity, panic attacks, loss of direction, career coaching or life coaching and many more.
As I have worked both privately and for institutes which deal with severe mental health matters for 17 years I have gained a broad spectrum of experience in many areas of crisis and relationship difficulties.

I am Irish, born in Dublin Ireland.

The following postcodes are close to the addresses where I work in North London (N10) and London Bridge (The City of London) SE1:

n6, n10, n6, n11, n12, n3, n2, n19, n8, n4, n22, n13, n14, n1, n5, ec1, ec2, ec3, ec4, se1,se2, se3, se4, se5, se6, se7, se8, se9, se10
se11, se12, se13, se14, se15, se16, se17, se18, se19, se20, se21, se22, se23, se24, se25, se26, ser27, se28 se99, w1, w2, sw13,EC4R

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