Psychotherapy and Counselling in Finchley, North London
Hello, thank you for visiting my counselling and psychotherapy website. Let me tell you a little about myself.
My name is Juliusz. I am a qualified, professional, psychotherapist and counsellor practising in Finchley, North London and which is in the London Borough of Barnet. I have also worked, for many years, in the corporate world, and have had various other jobs. My life experience has been diverse which, I believe, gives a good grounding for someone who wishes to work as a counsellor.
The immediate question is why have you visited my website? I assume that this is because you have decided that there are things in your life which are not quite right, or are getting you down. You may or may not know what is behind this and or what the way forward may be. You may be in a difficult relationship and want to find a way forward - either alone, or with your partner.
If you are looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist to discuss issues and find a way forward, I may be able to assist you. That will of course be dependent on you and I being able to have a good working relationship where trust is key. It goes without saying that anything that is discussed in the counselling room is confidential - with a couple of exceptions. These exceptions are if I become aware that a child or children may be at risk of harm, or if I am required, by law, to disclose information. I have found these exceptions to be rare in my own practice.
I think it is helpful to remember that you are not alone in being anxious or depressed, or feeling that you are not good enough. Many more people than ever are finding life challenging and are struggling to cope. I work with these things and together we can work towards moving forward. This does require you to sometimes face challenging feelings, with my support.
It is not only negative feelings that can be challenging. Positive life events can also have this effect from time to time. Marriage, changing jobs, living overseas, studying or travelling can induce anxiety and stress. Change of itself can be a challenge.
Exploring events, episodes of stress and anxiety and emotions with a psychotherapist and counsellor in a supportive environment can be helpful. Looking at these things gives you the space to explore your own thoughts and feelings allowing you to find a way forward and to help you get back on track.
Seeing a psychotherapist/counsellor at an early stage can prevent a problem from becoming a crisis. This can be the most positive way of engaging your own help.
All of my sessions are conducted online, usually over the zoom platform.
I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), a leading professional body which has rigorous training and ethical standards. I am also a member of the Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in North London.
I work with individuals, and couples, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am experienced in helping clients who are having, or have had, difficulties with:
You can see more information in respect of my work on the Counselling Directory website, and also on the it's good to talk counselling and psychotherapy website.
All counselling and psychotherapy sessions are by prior appointment.
I am also a reiki master / teacher.
You can see independent reviews, and ratings, of my work on my google page. I also set out below some comments that have been made by recent clients:
"Relief to be able to vocalize all inner feelings, especially those that have remained suppressed for many years".
"Coping mechanisms, and maybe a different way of looking at the world, and more importantly at looking at oneself, gently suggested".
"Altogether a very helpful, insightful experience at a very difficult time in my life".
"I was initially scared of therapy and the thought of opening up all past issues that I had buried was very daunting but I quickly realised with Juliusz I had nothing to worry about. I suffer with anxiety and depression and have met with 4 psychotherapists within the last 9 months, Juliusz was the only person I felt an instant warmth towards. I immediately felt comfortable discussing all issues including very sensitive subjects I had never discussed before. Juliusz has a vast understanding of mental health issues and offers a unique perception due to his clever, analytical ways of thinking and desire to help.
I spent just 6 sessions with Juliusz and feel we "moved mountains" in this very short space. I think its important to note that I stopped my sessions with Juliusz due to him not being "trained" in CBT and I had read CBT is very effective in helping those with anxiety/depression. I have since learnt that the journey in which Juliusz was taking me through with talk therapy aids the process of changing cognitive behaviour and what we were doing together was helping me more than working with a CBT therapist has.
My small time with Juliusz felt like a journey that we explored together and I never felt alone, his support has been invaluable."
There is nothing scary about seeing a psychotherapist or counsellor. See my blog on anxiety in the Metro.
How to deal when you take a big gamble and it doesn't pay off.. This is my latest contribution to the debate on mental health in the press.
My podcast in the Metro looks at the effect of trauma on the individual in the light of recent events in Manchester and London.
Click here to read my comment on high level abuse in the Metro.
Is there a difference between anxiety and stress?
Sex, and the role of sex in or outside of relationships is a big topic. How do we feel about sex within relationships, how do we feel about casual sex, how far do those feelings reflect how we feel about and see ourselves? How open are we to discussing sex with our partners and or our friends. 'Sex Therapy for the Modern World' is a recent podcast that I took part in, as an expert, to consider these and other topical issues.
Please see my Frequently Asked Questions page for further information, and for details of my current charges.
For more information about the BACP please visit the BACP website.
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I am a counsellor based in the London Borough of Barnet, North London. Please read my privacy notice.