Annie Pender

Annie Pender

Islington
London
N1

Waterloo
London
SE1

07881 595252

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Islington
London
N1

Waterloo
London
SE1

07881 595252

About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist who brings a relational curiosity and creative approach to my work. I facilitate clients to discover the resources inside them to move through life's struggles. Weather you are feeling stuck, anxious or restricted in your current situation, in my practice I provide a safe space for you to reconnect to your inner capacity to live the life you chose with understanding and vitality.

Therapy provides a space to resource you in relation to yourself and others. Learning through the supportive relationship of therapy to trust your body and minds capacity to process experiences, continue to heal and grow and nurture your life finding meaning in your unique perspective to navigate life in all its varied experiences.

As an integrative psychotherapist I draw on a range of approaches to support you including Humanistic and psychodynamic theory, Gestalt therapy and creative approaches to working with mind and body - you are unique, so your sessions are unique to you.

We may use talking therapy to help find out more about you and understand your story and how it is effecting you, we may also use a creative approach, working with imagery that can help you express feelings and see situations that you perhaps don't yet have a clear picture about or words for. We can also work closely with your body's sense as a resource to understand a more felt perspective.

Difficult, painful, or confusing experiences can feel hard to make sense of alone, so having space to explore them in new ways and perspectives can help process and digest what is happening. Finding understanding and making meaning together, we can experience ourselves in anew. I offer a space to find peace and begin to move forward with a resourced sense of yourself.

I have completed an MA in integrative arts psychotherapy, a rigorous training at the Institute of Arts In Therapy and Education in London, passing with distinction. I continue to develop my practice and research in mind body modlaities. In addition to private practice with adults, I work as a therapist for children in schools. I also run regular group workshops and one to one sessions that facilitate healthy embodiment and a wholistic approach to supporting our relationship to our body and mind as a resource for growth, creativity and wellbeing.

I have a variety of experience working in different mental health settings, including roles as a therapist for the NHS and charitable organisations. Previous to this work I have many years working in the creative industries and continue to develop creative projects and collaborations to explore and understand the human experince.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE)
  • Advanced diploma in the therapeutic application of the arts (IATE)
  • Counselling skills certificate (IATE)
  • HCPC accredited
  • UKCP member

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

£70 per session.

Maps & Directions

Islington, N1
London, SE1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Evenings available.

Types of client

Adults