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Dr. Julie Scheiner
Registered Counselling Psychologist in East Finchley

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, High Road
East Finchley
London
N2 9EB

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes
  • Weekday Evenings
  • Weekends

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Professional Titles

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) with a Specialism in Psychotherapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist

Summary

Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy in East Finchley, London

  • Individual £80 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £120 - 50 minutes
  • Family £140 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME)
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


Therapies

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Psychosexual Therapy


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • PruHealth
  • WPA



Gender

Female

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Over 5 Years Post-Chartership Experience

Hello. I am Julie. I'm a chartered and registered counselling psychologist - I support individuals, couples and families with their mental wellbeing. I hold private and public sector experience as a counselling psychologist.

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment session helps you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and decide if therapy may help you. Please use a contact option on the right to book a preliminary assessment session in East Finchley, London.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts affect your feelings and actions. It identifies and challenges negative thoughts which maintain the problems you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for alcohol dependence, anorexia nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bipolar disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), bulimia nervosa, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, self harm and substance dependence.

Counselling

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Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You determine which issue regarding your childhood or adult life you explore. An objective of counselling is to enable you to talk about a problem and discover a way forward which is appropriate for you.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR directs your eye motions to affect how your mind processes data. The procedure endeavours to reprocess your frozen distressing recollections. The objective of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is to desensitise your painful memories.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends eye movement desensitisation reprocessing for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the unconscious causes of the problems you experience. It facilitates you in being conscious of aspects of your inner dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy seeks to enhance your self-understanding to give you options.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests psychodynamic therapy for anorexia nervosa, depression, self harm and substance dependence.

Psychology

Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. It offers you psychological interventions and mental wellbeing support. An intention of psychological therapy is to help you ease symptoms.

Psychosexual Therapy

Psychosexual therapy focuses on understanding the sexual problems you encounter. When appropriate, you undertake treatment tasks privately in your home. Psychosexual therapy seeks to help you overcome sexual problems.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you face. It considers your thoughts, feelings and relevant events in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you develop or discover suitable ways of managing.

Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

SFT focuses on finding solutions for the problems you experience. It explores what assists you, and which actions you could make to implement change. The intention of SFT is to help you know and utilise your personal resources.

Systemic Therapy

Systemic therapy concentrates on the system of interactions between you and others. It addresses the interactions which perpetuate the relationship problems you encounter. Systemic therapy seeks to help you improve how you communicate with people.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Psychodynamic therapy involves a process of exploration undertaken by you and your therapist together, in order to gain an understanding of the unconscious processes that take place in your mind and are expressed in all your relationships. Your early experiences are important in shaping the way your mind works, and a large part of your mind operates outside of your conscious awareness. In the psychodynamic therapy sessions, you will be encouraged to reflect on whatever is uppermost in your mind. Feelings, thoughts, wishes, fears, memories and dreams can be explored within the relationship between you and your therapist. You will be helped to understand the unconscious processes that affect your conscious thinking and behaviour. In this way, psychodynamic therapy can gradually bring about self understanding, particularly about how past experiences can affect your current behaviour, and this enables you to find more appropriate ways of being, and of coping with difficulties. There are usually two possible reasons why people may self harm, and some psychodynamic theorists suggest that self injury is essentially self-destructive in nature and is an externalised representation of an unconscious wish to end your life. In contrast, some clients view self-injury as a way of coping with life rather than ending it. A further theory suggests that self harm occurs when murderous wishes have been redirected from external objects towards the self. Therefore self harm may also be a method of coping with interpersonal difficulties when directly communicating your anger is difficult. A psychodynamic perspective suggests that self injury is an internally motivated response to difficult feelings, so that those feelings are instead expressed through self harm.
Read More: Psychodynamic therapy as a treatment for self harm
Whilst it can sometimes be helpful to discuss the past, to understand how your past has influenced your life and how problems have arisen, CBT mostly focuses on looking for ways to improve your mental wellbeing in the here and now. CBT says that it's not events that cause your emotions, but how you interpret those events - what you think, or what meaning you give that event or situation. CBT can help you to break your vicious cycles of negative thinking, feelings and behaviour. When you see the parts of this cycle clearly, you can change them - and therefore change the way you feel. It can also be helpful to look at the way your thoughts and feelings affect your body, and the physical sensations you can experience as a result. CBT involves meeting with a therapist to discuss your thoughts and feelings and how these in turn affect you, your behaviour and well-being. You may be set specific homework tasks in between sessions to help you and your therapist understand more about the thoughts and behaviours that commonly trigger your self harming. You may be asked to keep diaries and these will be discussed in your sessions in order to help you reduce your self harming behaviour.
Read More: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment for self harm
The best advice I can give you is to accept that you have an eating disorder. There is no point giving yourself a hard time, at this time of year or ever, about the fact that you are experiencing difficulties with your eating. Christmas is a time of excitement, warmth, fun; a time to relax and spend time with family and friends, when people can take time out of their daily routines in order to unwind. During this time of year, perhaps it is also important that you can give yourself a break from your eating disorder and try and let yourself off the hook of your 'eating disorder bully'. Whilst those around you may not understand your perspective, it may be worthwhile thinking about sharing your feelings and concerns with your family. Remember that this is the time of year when people to tend to let go of their stresses and tend, instead, to focus on food. It is everywhere and there is no getting away from it.
Read More: How to cope with eating disorders at Christmas and New Year
Pressures and conflicts within the family and amongst peers, and stressful life events are thought to make someone more likely to develop bulimia. Many people with bulimia are over-achievers and perfectionists; you may often feel that you can't live up to the expectations of your parents, family or peers.
Read More: Therapists explain the common causes of bulimia nervosa
Hate crime is a crime against you, your friends, your family or your property because of your actual or presumed sexual orientation, gender or transgender identity, disability, age, ethnicity or religion. Hate crimes can take many forms, including: physical and verbal attacks, vandalism and graffiti, cyber bullying, abusive text messaging and hate mail, offensive signs or gestures and threatening behaviours. Hate crime may affect you in every area of your life - work, school and home. If you experience such crime, you may feel guilty, humiliated and too embarrassed to complain. It may leave you feeling isolated, hated and vulnerable, and can impact on your other relationships.
Read More: Understanding different types of abuse and the psychological harm they cause
[When you are diagnosed with BPD] you may be experiencing extreme emotions arising from past traumatic experiences.
Read More: Causes of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Light stimulates a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which controls mood, appetite and sleep. These things can affect how you feel. In people with SAD, a lack of sunlight and a problem with certain brain chemicals stops the hypothalamus working properly. The lack of light is thought to affect the production of the hormone melatonin, the production of the hormone serotonin and the body's internal clock, which regulates several biological processes throughout the day. Your first port of call may be to contact your GP to perhaps have a course of anti-depressants, which can help lift your mood. Either way don't despair as you are not alone, and SAD is easily remedied with the right help.
Read More: Winter blues: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
OCD is a more common problem than people may think. It is believed that OCD is likely to be the result of a combination of either neurobiological, genetic, behavioural, cognitive, or environmental factors that trigger the disorder in a specific individual at a particular point in time.
Read More: Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Excessive use of anything, whether legal or otherwise, is never a good thing and may well be a sign that all's not well. Excessively using food, sex, drugs or alcohol may be a symptom of covering up feelings of hurt, anger, or despair. The trick is not to bury yourself in substances but try to figure out why you might be indulging in this behaviour - what is the meaning behind it and how can whatever is causing the upset be resolved? Therapy may help you understand the meaning behind the excess.
Read More: 10 signs you could benefit from therapy
Everyone experiences stigma and trauma in different ways, but certainly experiencing stigma can well be similar to experiencing trauma. People may avoid [them] and become frightened about being around them, so they may become paranoid, which can further exacerbate symptoms. It's important to note that those who suffer with obvious symptoms of voices talking to them can breed a lot of frightened members of the public - made all the more difficult when newspapers sensationalise cases of people being murdered by those experiencing mental health problems such as schizophrenia. With the lack of [public] understanding, and the 'folk devils' and 'moral panics' [around schizophrenia], those suffering with mental health problems will be stigmatised. Education around mental health should ideally start at a younger age, in school. Mental health [problems], including schizophrenia, can be seen starting at a young age, especially in males, and with a lack of service provision, coupled with a lack of education, it's not surprising that the general public is frightened. With education starting from a young age, and appropriate service provision, children and adults would have a better understanding of the symptoms of schizophrenia and how it affects people. Those experiencing mental health problems are not to be avoided as we can all learn from each other, and you never know when you may need someone's help.
Read More: World Mental Health Day: Recognising and challenging the stigmatisation of schizophrenia

Clinical Qualifications

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist since August 2011
  • Doctorate
    Counselling Psychology
    University of Wales (UK)
    August 2011
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist since January 2011

I abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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James, 60 from London, gave a review after 200 sessions

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"Brilliant, easy to talk to, very perceptive. Laughter to help with pain."

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Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

East Finchley, Muswell Hill, Highgate, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Finchley, Temple Fortune, Hornsey, New Southgate, North Finchley, Crouch End, Golders Green, Bounds Green, Friern Barnet, Parliament Hill Fields, Archway, Alexandra Palace, Woodside Park, Upper Holloway, Bowes Park, Dartmouth Park

Nearest Train Stations

  • New Southgate (1.9 miles)
  • Alexandra Palace (2 miles)
  • Hornsey (2.2 miles)
  • Bowes Park (2.2 miles)
  • Crouch Hill (2.4 miles)
  • Upper Holloway (2.4 miles)
  • Hampstead Heath (2.4 miles)
  • Gospel Oak (2.5 miles)
  • Harringay (2.7 miles)
  • Finchley Road & Frognal (2.9 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • East Finchley (0.2 miles)
  • Highgate (1.1 miles)
  • Finchley Central (1.5 miles)
  • West Finchley (1.7 miles)
  • Golders Green (1.8 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Updated 12 November 2015