Tom MacKay - Enfield Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling in Enfield
Thank you for visiting this website. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Enfield, EN1, for individuals and for a wide range of issues. Everyone experiences challenging situations and experiences in life; talking about these issues can help to lessen the stress and challenges we face. Counselling can help with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, life choices and many other areas.
In life we often face major changes, crises at work or home, or general feelings of unhappiness with an area of life. Speaking to a professional counsellor, who gives your their full attention, allows you talk through issues that are troubling you without being judged. Frequently, the first step to decide to work with a counsellor can be the most challenging, especially if you have never had therapy before. On these web pages I hope to give you an introduction to counselling and the way that I work.
You may have certain behavioural, relational or communication patterns that have been causing you difficulties and you don't know how to change them. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you gain deeper understanding and insight of yourself, allowing yourself to change these patterns.
my approach in counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling North London for anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, sleep problems & other issues
I have been working in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and personal development for over twenty years. During that time I have worked with a wide range of issues and people from diverse backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for you to explore the issues in your life. I have trained in many different therapeutic modalities and try to be flexible in my approach depending upon your needs.
Before becoming a therapist, I originally trained as a professional violinist at the Royal Academy of Music. At the same time a took a degree in psychology. I became more and more curious about how we think and feel and then trained over four years as a psychotherapist. I regularly attend clincial workshops and courses to improve my skills and knowledge and am passionate about the mind-body connection.
As well as being a psychotherapist and counsellor, I am a lecturer in Counselling and Coaching on the MSc course at the University of East London. I also have worked as the counsellor for an FE college in North London and the London Contemporary Dance School.
When I work with clients, counselling may last from from a couple of months through to several years. I believe that everyone can benefit from counselling and psychotherapy and gain a deeper understanding of themself. As you explore the patterns in your behaviour you will gain awareness of where these patterns originated and how they continue to impact your life. In developing this awareness, you discover the potential to review and change these pattern if you desire to do so. For most people, it is important to commit to working for at least 12 sessions.
Old behavioural and communication patterns developed in the past can interfere with our ability to develop healthy and positive relationships in the present. As well as developing a deeper understanding of yourself, you may also find that your relationships with other people improve as you pursue counselling and psychotherapy.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you with:
- Sleep problems
- Self confidence
- Work related stress