MARY McILROY Telephone and Online Service Counsellor in London Bridge,
the City of London & Muswell Hill - North London

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Welcome, 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, depression & anxious situations.

I believe there is no reason for anyone to continue to feel sad, anxious or remain in a difficult situation.  Maybe you’re unsure of your relationship and need to make major decisions? I know you are your own expert, my role is to help you expand your awareness and understanding of what’s going on for you. My goal is to help you make the changes you want and protect what you hold dear.  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. My approach:

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, counselling is not a forever process. You should feel and see change happening.  We regularly monitor our work, review process and you decide when you have reached the target.

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 behavioural change and eliminate the problems that add to stress and impede healthy relationships. 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, contact me if you’re suffering Panic attacks, stress, dissociation, depression, relationship difficulties or GAD.
Online /Zoom & Skype counselling is now available at slots you can choose from 9am - 9pm. I'm happy to offer flexibility.

My role as a counsellor/ therapist

Through Victim Support, MIND and a well know Health Insurance company I have extensive experience in the following areas:

• Panic Attacks
Relationship difficulties
Awareness of behaviour patterns
Couple counselling
• Depression
• Stress and Tension
• Develop self-esteem & Confidence
• Find direction & meaning in life
• Loss and Bereavement
• Life and career Coaching
• Cancer
• Postnatal Depression
Learn to love and respect yourself
• Child related issues and parenting difficulties
• Trauma and Crisis situations
• Spirituality
• Difficulties in relationships or at work
• Help making difficult decisions
• General anxiety disorder
Dissociation / depersonalisation
• Abortion issues

I work as a Counsellor & Therapist in Muswell Hill and in London Bridge, SE1,
I work online as a therapist for a well known Health Insurance company.
I am easy to access from Canary Wharf, Bankside, Westminster and More London Place. I am easily accessible from most tube stations in 'The City of London' and an easy commute from Central London.
My Counselling Muswell Hill address (North London, N10) is a short distance 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 work some 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 : [email protected]
I am happy to offer life and career coaching through my counselling service
For counselling at either address 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, dissociation, 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.
10% of session fees are donated to charities each month.
These charities include Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Tree Aid, Amnesty and others.

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