About Me and What I Do

My name is Jacqui Avanzato and I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative counsellor and accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

I abide by a strict code of standards and ethics to ensure you the highest quality of therapeutic service.

I work within a NHS psychological therapies team (IAPT) in North London providing support to a wide range of clients who are suffering from depression, anxiety and other kinds of emotional distress such as bereavement or difficult life events.

I also have well established private practices in  Hendon NW4 and the Golders Green – Cricklewood boarder NW2.

Prior to this, I practised in a GP surgery and at Action for Blind People (within the Royal National Institute for the Blind headquarters,  Central London).

How a Humanistic Integrative counsellor is different from other types of therapy.

Like many counsellors, I offer a positive, open and safe relationship in which people can understand and tackle their emotional and personal difficulties.

Humanistic therapists believe that everyone has the innate drive and ability to reach their full potential, whatever their circumstances may be. That while our earliest years inevitably shape the people we become, it is how we relate to our past that defines the present.

Understanding this process can provide useful information about who we are now and how this affects the choices we make. This insight alone can provide relief and may also increase a persons influence over their future peace of mind.

Humanists explore many areas of a persons life, such as family, society, culture, relationships and significant life events. In addition, we integrate a variety of ideas and techniques drawn from other theories, tailored to work best with your individual needs and style.

Together we will work towards finding a better way of being, one which is defined by your needs and aspirations.

Humanistic Integrative therapy is therefore a dynamic and effective approach to many different causes and degrees of emotional distress, some of which are listed below.

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Learning difficulties
  • Low self-esteem or confidence
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Redundancy
  • Relationships
  • Self harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Terminal or chronic illness
  • Work related stress
  • Decision making