Psychotherapy in North London
My name is Simon Osborne and I am a psychotherapist and mindfulness trainer working in Islington, N1 .
I offer individual psychotherapy sessions and have experience of working with clients over a wide range of issues. I run mindfulness groups and also offer one-to-one mindfulness sessions. Click here for information on mindfulness.
My practice is located in Islington, close to the Angel tube on the Northern line. It is accessible from the City and Central London. It is a few minutes walk from bus routes that connect with Central London, the City of London, and areas of North and East London. It is also accessible from Highbury and Islington station on the Overground. For cyclists it is very close to the Regent's canal towpath. Click here for the location map.
I see clients day-time and evening Monday to Thursday.
Why Consider Psychotherapy?
There are many reasons why someone might consider psychotherapy.
These include having feelings of unhappiness, depression, anxiety and/or stress. A person may feel they lack the resources to cope with day-to-day pressures and have difficulty in managing their moods such as sudden feelings of anger or upset.
Others might seek help because of a lack of direction in their lives, perhaps associated with feelings of hopelessness or meaninglessness
For some people, difficulties around trusting others or forming satisfactory relationships may be a primary concern.
Very often, current problems are associated in some way with the impact of events or experiences earlier in life such as discord within the family home.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy offers a client a way to explore what’s going on for them in a safe, confidential space. As a psychotherapist, I am trained to support and facilitate this exploration. In doing this I aim to be responsive to each person's needs.
I understand psychotherapy as being a form of gentle enquiry where I encourage the client to have a sense of curiosity and openness towards their experience.
At the same time the experience of trust and safety within the relationship can enable a client to allow defensive patterns of behaviour to soften, and to experience a more relaxed state of being.
Over time a client can begin to experience-:
a deeper inner connection with themselves
more capacity to bear difficult feelings and to manage emotions
greater insight into how life experiences have shaped them
an enhanced sense of well-being that balances the difficulty that is also inherent in life.
Exploring the Possibility of Having Therapy Sessions
If you are thinking of seeing a psychotherapist and you wanted to consider working with me, I would be happy to meet with you for a half-hour introductory meeting, at no charge. After this you could then decide whether you wanted to see me for some sessions.
If you did, I would suggest that we met for six weekly sessions before then reviewing the process.
I charge for a one hour session £50. If you are on a low income, I may be able to offer a concessionary rate.
If you would like to make contact with me to find out more, please text or phone me on 07704 677381 or send an email.