Ms Marilyn De Freitas

Counselling, Psychotherapy


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy

About me

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy in Holloway and Hornsey, North London. Whether you are thinking of coming to therapy at a time of crisis, or at a time to understand more fully what is happening in your life, talking with a therapist can be very helpful. I believe that challenges may provide opportunities for change, growth, and transformation. I will provide a safe and confidential space and support you to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may affect the way you think about and relate to yourself and others.

Please feel free to telephone or email me if you would like to ask any questions about how I work, the process of beginning therapy, or to arrange an initial confidential consultation.

In our first session we will discuss and consider your concerns and any thoughts and feelings you have about therapy. We will discuss how we can work together, and what you would like to get out of meetings.

I have over twenty year's experience of working with children, young people, adults, couples and families in both the statutory and charitable organisations. I currently offer private counselling/psychotherapy and also provide supervision to Social Care workers, therapists, and therapy trainees. I have worked with women, men, and children/young people, of all ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and sexuality, who bring a range of issues, questions and concerns.

I have a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I have a further post graduate diploma in Systemic Practice; and a Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also a qualified registered Social Worker. I receive continuous professional support and development to ensure good practice.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and good practice. I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Social Worker, I hold a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate, and full professional insurance.

Areas of interest

I am experienced and trained to work with a broad range of issues including abortion; addiction; anger management; anxiety; attachment issues, bereavement; bipolar; bullying; cancer; child related issues; compulsive hoarding; Couples counselling; cross cultural relationships; depression; dissociation; eating disorders; emotional abuse; generalised anxiety disorder; infertility; low self-confidence; low self-esteem; miscarriage; obsessive compulsive behaviour; personality difficulties; post-traumatic stress; postnatal depression; pregnancy and birth; self harm; stress; suicidal thoughts; trauma; work related stress

I have specialist expertise in supporting women who have experienced domestic violence/abuse; the emotional effects of crime, and the impact of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. I have extensive experience of working therapeutically with children/young people/families around a range of issues including relationship breakdown.

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

  • AA034

    Psychotherapy session - (5-50)

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