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

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Welcome, I believe there is no reason for anyone to continue to feel sad, anxious or depressed.  As a person who developed epilepsy as an adult, I had to learn how to turn a disability into an advantage and how to handle stress and anxiety.  I also believe that negative situations can be used as a catalyst to push you forward and can even motivate you toward achieving the change you desire. I'm committed to offering the type of counselling I'd want for someone I love.

A cool, judgemental attitude is something you’ll never get from me.

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

If you want a highly intellectual type of analyst who spends multiple sessions analysing 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 resulting in change.

Many people have excellent insights into their issues yet are still stuck, people like this need a powerful psychological jump start to help them move forward.  Our work together will promote this movement, counseling is not a forever process. You should feel and see change happening.  I review and offer life & career coaching to help you monitor your progress.

The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know each other. It will be a space for you to ask any questions you may have about me or the counselling process and to talk about what brings you to counselling.

Within a safe environment, you will be encouraged 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 add to stress and impede healthy relationships.

It can be difficult to talk to those close to you as they often, understandably, struggle to remain impartial. Sometimes professional support is needed so that you can express yourself to someone who has no vested interest in you being any particular way and who will not be shocked, overwhelmed or judgemental about what you have to say.  It can be surprising how valuable it can be to have a space where you can be helped to explore for yourself what your own responses, perceptions and feelings are, to find fresh and unimagined ways of looking at problematic emotions, inner blocks, relationship difficulties & anxious situations.  I have done Mindfulness training and practise regular meditation, both of these tools my client in turn benefits from.

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 and career Coaching
• Cancer
• Postnatal Depression
• Child related issues and parenting difficulties
• Trauma and Crisis situations
• Spirituality
• Difficulties in relationships or at work

I work as a Counsellor & Therapist in London Bridge, SE1, I am easy to access from Canary Wharf, Bankside, Westminster, More London Place, most tube stations in 'The City of London' 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 a short commute from Highgate underground.

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 registration qualifications please refer to my 'Counselling' column 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: [email protected]
I am happy to offer life and career coaching through my counselling Muswell Hill service or as a counsellor in London Bridge SE1.
For Therapy in The City of London email: [email protected] or call 07769218281

In order to offer you the service that best suits your needs I consult with a team of leading supervisors, therapists and trainers in the cutting edge fields of therapy. To read the opinions of others who benefited from my service please read the Testimonials page.

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, general anxiety disorder 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 offer my counselling service in Muswell Hill North London (N10) and
as a counsellor in London Bridge SE1, The City of London:

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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