Attachment-based Counselling in City of London, London

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EMDR and CBT Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective evidence based treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for more deep rooted or attachment based difficulties. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
01359 302253
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City of London
London EC2R
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Denise M Dunne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I am an established private UKCP registered psychotherapist. NHS trained and experienced in leading evidence-based treatments and in Integrative Psychotherapy, I tailor a way of working to meet your unique needs and personality style to help you achieve genuine sustainable progress. Working from my practices in City of London, Harley Street & Mayfair, I help people with a wide range of difficulties, from complex diagnosed mental health conditions, to feelings of depression and anxiety, low self esteem, and difficult relationship and workplace problems.
020 3962 2390
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City of London
London EC2V
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Dr Melissa Barry
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I draw on several models in my clinical practice, such as CBT (including CFT and ACT), Systemic and attachment-based theory.
Being a parent/caregiver can sometimes feel very challenging, especially if your child is experiencing difficulties. Are you left wondering whether you are getting it right? It may be that you want to strengthen your relationship with your child and think about how you communicate with each other. We may also think about how you are taking care of your own needs and how to self-regulate your emotions in a healthy manner. Perhaps you are concerned about your child’s mental health and are looking for a way to help your child feel like themselves again. No matter what you are both going through, things can get better.
020 4538 0073
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City of London
London EC2R
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Tanya McDonnaugh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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My name is Dr Tanya McDonnaugh and I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am experienced at assessing, formulating and treating a variety of psychological, emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties, big and small. You might be struggling with a specific problem like anxiety or low mood, or maybe you have the sense that you are just not functioning at your best. Perhaps you have noticed difficulties in relationships, with your self-esteem, or in your ability to engage with daily tasks.
07498 205173
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City of London
London WC2A
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Dr. Jason Chan
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
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A Principal Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of experience of working in and leading NHS Psychology Services, and an expert in CBT, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Emotion-focused therapy, EMDR, Acceptance-commitment Therapy and Mindfulness approaches. I offer incisive, experiential, and highly effective treatments designed to help you overcome your distress and effect lasting changes. Seeking help is a major life step. I commit to providing a safe, professional and personalized treatment experience to sensitively support and empower you, deepen your self-understanding and create positive changes for a life that you can truly value.
020 3962 0919
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City of London
London EC2M
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Dennis Sweeney
Counsellor, MBACP
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Our relationships and environments take part in shaping who we have become, furthermore how we function. Sometimes we can sense that something isn’t quite right, or things have changed. This can be baffling and difficult to manage, while trying to live the life you want. Identifying what’s going on and how this affects you, can bring a wealth of understanding. This can be liberating and refreshing, helping ease undesirable difficulties. Attuning to your experience or experiences, I use affective therapeutic techniques to release tensions.
020 3974 2673
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City of London
London EC4N
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Barbara Josik
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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As an experienced integrative psychodynamic counsellor, I provide a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate space for you to work through any difficult thoughts, feelings and events in your life. Integrative and psychodynamic model is a verified and established method of therapy for successfully healing mental and emotional distress. Within this framework, individuals gradually become more aware of aspects previously outside of their awareness. Opening up to talk about your past or the places in your life where you feel stuck can be difficult but, just by coming here, you’ve already taken the first step.
01689 661725
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City of London
London EC3V
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Christina Berrios
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about your future, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I can offer support. With an understanding that the therapist-client relationship is key for successful therapy, I provide a warm and empathic space where you can feel safe enough to tell your story. I work with my clients to process difficult feelings, to foster a better understanding of themselves and their circumstances. I can help you to reflect on your experiences, so that you can discover what leading an authentic life looks like for you.
020 3962 1409
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City of London
London WC1V
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Dr Daksha Hirani
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
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With over 20 years of experience, I am passionate about tailoring psychological intervention, so clients address their best hopes with their work with me in a relatively short space of time, be it alleviation from depression, burnout, anxiety or symptoms of trauma. Whilst providing a safe and contained space, I aim for clients to report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and effectively in their lives from our work together. When necessary, I offer diagnostic neuropsychometric assessment that can help with the management of autism, dyslexia and other related neurological conditions, including brain injury and memory loss.
020 8059 2170
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City of London
London EC2R
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Phil Bergman
Counsellor, MBACP
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Working with me will enable you to begin to make the changes that will help you lead a more fulfilling life, understand yourself better, create better relationships and begin to examine the fears that are holding you back. Being a trained integrative therapist means that my approach to our work together will be bespoke, utilising a number of therapeutic models and techniques, to ensure that we can address your individual needs. I integrate therapeutic approaches such as the Internal Family Systems model as well as my coaching skills, which bring in problem solving and goal focused approaches, to your therapy session.
020 8059 2495
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City of London
London EC4A
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Meirion Todd
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I know how daunting first sessions can be so it's my job to help you feel as comfortable as possible. The first session is an opportunity for us to find out a little about each other and for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you. We will discuss how things are for you at the moment, what's brought you to therapy and the things you'd like to work on.I offer a supportive, safe and confidential relationship. I have 10 years of experience as a psychotherapist, working initially in the NHS and for the last 8 years I've run a busy private practice in Central London.
020 3984 9266
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City of London
London EC4N
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Gill Landsberg
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Whether you are seeking therapy for a crisis situation, feel stuck or overwhelmed by a problem in your life – or simply find that life seems rather meaningless – I offer you a safe, objective and supportive space where you can express yourself without being judged. Through a relational and collaborative exploration of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours – and how you feel about the direction of your life – I can help you make sense of what is causing you distress and help you to develop more creative solutions and responses to living day-to-day.
020 3974 2367
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City of London
London EC2M
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Selina Mahmood
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Are you facing difficulties in life? Our experiences can make us pessimistic, assume the worst, be constantly worried about the past repeating itself and anxious about the future. Sometimes it can feel there’s no way out. It doesn’t have to be this way, you can change the way you think, in turn changing your outcomes, interactions, behaviours, and experiences. Well done for taking the first step to go to therapy, the next step is choosing the right therapist. I can help you explore your thoughts, where they stem from, work with you to build resiliency, healthy habits and help you achieve your therapy goals.
020 8016 3790
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City of London
London EC2M
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Katie Kalinowski
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Most people want to feel good within themselves and within their lives. I don’t think this is too much to ask! If obstacles have previously prevented this, it does not mean the future need be the same. Change is always possible and often we need a helping hand. I am passionate about collaboration as the most empowering route on a therapeutic journey. You have the strength and the answers and together we can make sense of any hurt, obstacle or fear.
01992 927945
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City of London
London EC2R
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Giorgia Garozzo Hcpc Reg. Clinical And Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Hello! My name is Giorgia and I'm a passionate Psychologist! Through a safe, authentic, empathic and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, I help my clients to find a better way to see and accept themself while managing their life's challenges. We all go through hard moments in life, where emotional pain, lack of hope and feelings of being out of control, limit our ability to cope. One of the central core of my work is supporting my clients to feel in charge of thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and issues. These processes develop an awareness of how we think, how we perceive the world, and in particular, how we react to it.
020 4538 1689 x44
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City of London
London EC2M
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Magali Font
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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If you're unsatisfied with your life, feeling anxious, often second-guessing yourself, disappointed in your relationships, struggling to make sense of your work or life, I think that psychotherapy can help you. I will welcome you in a safe and non-judgmental space where, together, we will explore the issues you are experiencing.
020 3828 7593
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City of London
London EC4A
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Counselling In London Bridge Claudine van de Vyver
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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I have a warm approach offering a compassionate, non-judgemental environment to help you understand and move past difficulties in your life. I offer a FREE first session, 5 min walk from London Bridge Station & South Kensington Tube. I have a warm, down to earth approach, enabling me to help clients to build a sense of self and the resilience to grow within themselves. I work to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress. I specialise in anxiety, childhood trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and have a particular passion for working with those enable them to promote personal growth and a more balanced life.
020 3960 5321
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City of London
London SE1
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Chris Beale
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
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I find that most clients are struggling because they lack coping strategies to manage distress, but also often because they are out of touch with what is important to them, their values, their strengths, their preferred life directions, and there are barriers such as anxiety, fear and/or emotional discomfort which lead to avoidance and other unhelpful behaviours. In turn, these factors thwart their goals and increase distress. Clients want reduced distress and increased pleasure and engagement with a life in which they can feel confident and empowered.
020 3984 8665
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City of London
London EC2R
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Sonia Cerqueira
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am a French HCPC registered Psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist. I am BACP registered with AXAPPP, WPA, BUPA, AVIVA and VITALITY. I provide therapy in English and in French in my practices in Holborn. I see adult for short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy and use a range of modern approaches depending on your needs (CBT, Humanistic, EMDR, Psychodynamic). I shall provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can bring any concerns that might be troubling you. From every day life trouble to trauma, all types of concerns are legitimate and will be heard by me during therapy.
020 3835 3306
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City of London
London WC1V
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Sonia Edwards
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Maintaining a healthy equilibrium between our mind, body and emotions gives us the awareness and resilience to stay connected with our sense of purpose, vitality and health. My holistic approach supports your optimum wellness and vitality for you to regain a sense of wholeness and harmony in your life. My specialty is working with individuals looking for deeper meaning, abundance and possibility in their lives, perhaps questioning their identity, sexuality, cultural, social, behavioural patterns, and sense of belonging. I have worked with a diverse client base both in private practice and organisations since 2008.
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City of London
London EC3R
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.