Meriem Gawi

A qualified integrative counsellor


I’m Meriem, a qualified integrative counsellor. I began my counselling training back in 2014 at the Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD). I am now a registered member of the BACP and I have been in practice for over 5 years. I have an extensive career that spans over 25 years of working with and emotionally supporting clients from all communities and cultures.

My Practice

I run my private practice in the vibrant Muswell Hill in North London as part of the Muswell Hill Counselling group. I provide culturally sensitive counselling to adults and young people on both a short and long term basis. I support people with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement and complex trauma.

How I work

My approach is to help you identify your feelings and increase your awareness by gently challenging any unchecked beliefs that might be hampering your progress or stopping you from moving forward. I will offer you a safe, relaxed and confidential space. I will treat you with respect and I will not judge you regardless of what issues you bring to the sessions. We will work together and at your own pace to find a way out of the dark cloud that might be hanging over you and to get you back on track.

My role is not to tell you what to do but instead to provide you with an opportunity to find a fresh perspective; which will promote growth and positive change. It will also help you to move forward especially when you have been feeling stuck.

Ways of delivering my services

I provide face-to-face services from my practice in Muswell Hill and as part of the Muswell Hill Counselling group. I also provide online and telephone counseling.


  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Child to Parent Violence
  • Parenting


  • Bereavement

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

Client Focus

  • Preteens / Teens (11 to 13)

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Adults

  • Elders (65+)


  • Arabic (All 24 dialects including North African and middle-eastern Arabic)

  • English

  • French

Types of therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Gestalt

  • Humanistic Integrative

  • Person Centred Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

  • Trauma Focused


  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, BACP accredited at the CPPD

  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, BACP accredited at the CPPD

  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, BACP accredited at the CPPD

  • BA (Hons) in Social Work

  • BA French Language and Literature

Additional Training includes

  • Youth Mental Health First Aider

  • Working with children and young people

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Short Term Therapy

  • Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics

  • Working with Suicide


Meriem is a very caring person. She takes her work very serious. I worked with her previously and she offered good support to all her clients who suffered domestic abuse. She is a very good listener and therefore she offers great emotional support. She will offer you the right support that is adequate to your needs and she will follow your progress step by step. She will never jude you because she believes in you and knows it is never your fault. She is a good shoulder to cry on. Keep up the good work Meriem.
Mouna El Ogbani

An absolutely outstanding therapist, highly professional and compassionate. Meriem is a therapist who is highly skillful and has the ability to listen to you, undestand and respect you, and help you change how you feel and make lasting positive changes. Meriem has the knowledge and skills to help clients open up and talk about the reasons for their distress and uncover their inner strength to help them overcome hurdles in their lives.
I would definitely recommend Meriem, she is a wonderful therapist and I am very glad to know that she is there to offer her services.

Mohamed Baleela

Thank you so much Meriem. Your support has made a great difference to my life. I will definitely recommend your services to others.

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