Psychotherapy in North London
Welcome to my website. I’m Simon Osborne, a psychotherapist working in Islington, N1 and also in Golders Green, NW11
I offer individual psychotherapy sessions and have experience of working across a wide range of issues.
I work with people who both want to look at a particular issue over a limited number of sessions and those who want to explore themselves more deeply over a longer period of time.
I have also worked as a mindfulness trainer and see bringing a gentle, mindful curiosity to experience as an important foundation of the therapy
I see clients day-time Monday to Friday and evenings Monday to Thursday. Early morning appointments are also possible. I also can offer sessions by skype.
I am a professionally trained and accredited psychotherapist; please Click here for more details.
Why Consider Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is recognised as an effective source of help for a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress and low self-esteem.
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.
Very often, current problems are associated in some way with the impact of events or experiences during childhood which might, for instance, affect one's capacity to form trusting relationships.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy aims to help someone deal with difficult feelings and find a way to experience greater well-being in their lives.
It offers a safe, confidential space in which someone can begin to explore their experience in a deeper way than is normally possible in ordinary life.
I understand psychotherapy as being a form of gentle enquiry where I would 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.
I practice in Islington, a few minutes’ walk from the Angel tube on the Northern line. It is accessible from the City and Central London. It is close to bus routes that connect with Central London, the City of London, and areas of North and East London. It is also within walking distance from Highbury and Islington station on the Overground. For cyclists it is near the Regent's canal towpath. Click here for the location map.
I also practice in Golders Green, very close to the tube station. Click here for the location map.
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, in Islington. After this you could then decide whether you wanted to see me for some sessions.
Please note that I am not able to offer a no-charge meeting in Golders Green, but could do an initial exploratory session instead.
If you do decide you want to see me for regular sessions, I would suggest aiming to do six weekly sessions before then reviewing the process.
I charge for a one hour session £50 in Islington. If you are on a low income, I may be able to offer a concessionary rate.
If you would like to make contact to find out more, please text or phone me on 07704 677381 or send an email.