Dr Luke Siorvanes UKCP
Borough High Street
078 101 95227
I offer a confidential place where you can be free to bring what matters to you. With seventen years' practice in the NHS and privately, to help you find your way. Let's start by asking:
Why would you come for therapy? When we’d say, for example, it is for anxiety, depression and its opposite, for expectations, loss, issues with relationships or self esteem, we try to get across how we feel. But in the privacy of our own thoughts, what we do really feel tends to be more complicated, and individual.
I'll work with you to explore what is happening and what you make of it with the different aspects of your life. Finding out more about your 'Why' at a deeper level will help us gain an understanding of how you feel, and enable to think your way how to change things.
Each approach is tailored to your individual needs - not a formula. On the one hand, it is about helping with your struggles or distress. On the other, it is about getting to know yourself better
Have you tried to change things with positive thoughts, but found that parts of your life remain quite perplexing or hard to come to terms with?
I have been working with talking therapy and imagery to get in touch with such elusive, difficult aspects. What would they mean to you? In the sessions, together we'll discover patterns from the past, and new ways for the future.
At an initial consultation, we’ll discuss in person your questions, your circumstances and individual needs.
It is not meant to be a formal assessment. Rather, it would be a time or us to listen to what brings you to psychotherapy or counselling, and have a chance to think about the next step. We'd also discuss the fees, but this first meeting is without charge.
Practising in central London.
In SE1, the practice it is on the South Bank, at London Bridge, reached with the Jubilee and Northern (Bank) lines.
In W1, it is located near Oxford Circus and Bond Street stations on the Victoria, Bakerloo, Central and Jubilee lines.
In WC1, it is near King's Cross and St Pancras stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapy work of 17 years with a wide range of referrals and complex problems. Private practice in central London. NHS out-patients mainly at St Thomas' Hospital, SE1.
I bring into play psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic and Jungian orientations.
Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists, London, which is a UK pioneer of pluralist psychoanalytic training.
Member of The Guild's Council.
Earlier, counselling training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), London.
Registered Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy in the Psychoanalytic and Jungian section.
PhD, University College London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Balance of work, family, personal life
Life changes, Meaning and direction in life
Personal and cultural identity
Intimations of one's mortality