Welcome To N20 Counselling
My name is David Levy, and I’m a qualified counsellor registered with BACP, NCS, the Association of Neurodivergent Therapists. An amateur writer in my spare time, I’m also the editor of mental health magazine ‘The Frame’ and my work has been published in Happiful Magazine and on the Counselling Directory website. I occasionally appear on various podcasts talking about ADHD, such as on the ‘Conversations with Nick Conn’ Podcast.
I often work with clients with ADHD, having been diagnosed with the condition myself in my 40’s. In thousands of hours of client work, my practice has developed into two different strands, with this website predominantly focussing on my general counselling practice. Those seeking help for ADHD specifically will find lots of information here, but may find my specialist ADHD website more helpful: ADHD Counselling UK.
The underlying principle of the kind of counselling I practice is that by having the freedom to discuss our feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental space, we gain understanding of our place in them and their roots, and this can lead to lasting change.
Counselling can help with a number of problems, and there is a common misconception that you need to be in some way broken or damaged to ‘need’ it. In addition to ADHD and the emotional journey that comes with adult diagnosis, my work regularly deals with issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationship or workplace issues, addiction, feelings of isolation or loneliness, personality disorder, and issues with sex, intimacy and/or pornography.
I have been the fortunate beneficiary of good counselling myself, and know there is a marked difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of working, and the feelings of hopelessness, inevitability, or going through the motions that often go with seeking help with our mental health. My journey to this profession came in the wake of my own positive experience and a thought of “well if helped me, it can help anyone”, and I firmly believe in the effectiveness of talking therapy when there is a successful partnership between counsellor and client.
I endeavour to work in a way which does not pathologise any protected characteristic such as sexuality, race, religion, disability, or gender identity or expression. I offer clients short-term or ongoing weekly counselling sessions, either online or from my private garden office in Whetstone, London N20. You can learn more about the process of beginning counselling here.
Please feel free to get in touch using any of the options below if you would like to book a consultation, or if you have any questions.
David Levy, MBACP