Dr Pamela Lawson North London Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Counselling Psychologist /Psychotherapist based in Highgate

Welcome to my website offering psychotherapy and clinical supervision close to Kentish Town in Highgate, North London.

Some people come to psychotherapy for help with a specific problem, others come because of a general sense of unease or a lack of meaning in their lives. Whatever your reason, it is important that you find a psychotherapist you feel comfortable working with. I urge you to take your time in choosing the right psychotherapist and think about what approach best suits your problem and personality. In these pages I will try to give you a sense of who I am and how I work. If you like what you read, then the next step is to get in touch with me personally, so we can discuss the possibility of working together. I wish you well and hope you find the answers you are looking for.

I offer individual psychotherapy sessions to adults and adolescents (12+ years) and clinical supervision for school-based counsellors. My practice is based in Highgate, North London, within easy reach of Archway and Kentish Town. I am a qualified counselling psychologist and psychotherapist with experience working with a wide variety of issues including:

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress and work issues
  • Depression and low mood
  • Identity issues
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Anger
  • Life transitions
  • PTSD
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Cross-cultural issues
  • Parenting issues

    I offer brief counselling (6-20 sessions) for clients requiring targeted support on specific issues and longer term psychotherapy for clients wishing to explore issues in greater depth. In either case, I work in accordance with the client’s goals and stated needs. Together we plot a path towards an improved sense of well-being.

    I invite you to read more about the counselling and psychotherapy services I offer close to Kentish Town in Highgate.



  • Clinical Supervision

    "Supervision is a joint endeavour in which a practitioner with the help of a supervisor, attends to their clients, themselves as part of their client practitioner relationships and the wider systemic context, and by so doing improves the quality of their work, transforms their client relationships, continuously develops themselves, their practice and the wider profession." (Hawkins and Shohet, 2012)

    I supervise psychological therapists and trainees working with adults in a wide range of settings. As an integrative supervisor I tend to adopt a holistic perspective, rather than formulating problems from a single modality. For example, I often take into account attachment and developmental history, contribution of trauma, existential life issues, socio-cultural issues, neuroscience and relational factors. I am fully qualified in my supervision work and registered with the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).

    I also provide clinical supervision to school-based counsellors working in secondary, sixth form and higher education. I have ten years experience working in the field of school counselling and have conducted doctoral research on therapeutic boundaries in inner-city schools. I currently work as a student counsellor at a dance school in London and have a particular interest in the application of mindfulness-based approaches for student well-being.



    Testimonials

    “I was feeling like I was in a dark place where no aspect of my life seemed to be working properly. I was not scared to confront my weaknesses or realise my strengths but I was finding it very difficult to trust someone to go through all these one by one. I found Pamela's details on BACP's website and went for the initial trial session. I felt like this would be a start of a very constructive journey for me as despite the short time, I was able to perceive how comfortable she made me feel. During the course of my journey with Pamela, lots of things made more sense. She helped me get in touch with what I actually want for my life and from that moment onward, every aspect of my life started working out.”
    SD

    “My teenage daughter was in a very dark place when I first took her to see Pamela, who was able to instil hope and give my daughter tools which helped her navigate her way through the long storm and out the other side, a stronger happier young woman. She also listened carefully to my concerns and was able to offer me advice, while at all times keeping my daughters confidence. Thank you!”
    DK

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