Françoise Higson

Françoise Higson

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
078 6651 5546

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Therapist - London

London N4
078 6651 5546
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


  • Availability: weekdays and evenings.

  • Sessions vary slightly in length but are generally 40-60 minutes long. The length of sessions is not strictly pre-determined. Sessions can be shorter, when a pause is needed to underline or stress something important that has been revealed; or longer, when things need to be further clarified.

  • Sessions take place a short walk away from Finsbury Park tube station.  

About me and my therapy practice

My practice is based in the psychoanalytic tradition. Together we will explore the issues that you bring, working collaboratively and creatively to think about them within the context of your life and your unique personal history. In thinking about the unconscious factors shaping your experiences and relationships with others, we will address the issues and difficulties troubling you.

Alongside my private clinical practice, I work as a Senior Counsellor and Assessment Worker at Highbury Counselling Centre (HCC), a psychotherapy clinic for longer-term counselling. I am also an Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist for the Maudsley Hospital and I have volunteering experience working for an NHS psychiatric ward and a suicide charity.


  • MA | Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate | Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma | Law
  • Postgraduate Legal Practice Course
  • BA | Social Sciences (Honours in Psychology)

Ongoing Training 
Psychoanalytic Clinical Training Programme (Centre for Freudian Analysis & Research)

Practice description

Psychotherapy is an invitation to talk about the things that are important to you: the things that make you unhappy, the things that worry you, that annoy or disturb you; the thoughts and feelings you never knew existed in you, or have never been able to formulate or articulate.

It is an invitation to speak about whatever comes to your mind in relation to the issues that you are faced with: how they started, how they impact your life; how they make you feel and what they remind you of.

You may talk about anything and everything: complaints, symptoms, fears, desires, dreams, fantasies, opinions, uncertainties. There is nothing that should, or should not, be talked about.

My first session

Please get in touch to arrange an initial, face-to-face consultation.

There is no fee for this initial consultation. Ongoing fees and means of payment will be decided together during our first meeting and will depend on session frequency and personal circumstances. We can discuss the rhythm of sessions that will work for you. There are a few low-cost spaces available for people with reduced income.

This will be an opportunity to discuss your situation and the possibility of working together, as well as any questions and concerns you might have. Choosing a therapist who is right for you is vital to the success of the work – if you feel that what is offered is not what you are looking for, I will be happy to suggest alternatives or refer you to a colleague.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work