The Therapy Practice London
Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre
40 Liberty Bridge Road
Counselling, CBT and EMDR in East London.
Choosing a therapist/counsellor is not easy, and can be daunting. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss if our service is suitable for your needs.
About The Therapy Practice London
We are small group therapy practice providing Counselling, CBT and EMDR. We are passionate about demystifying therapy and increasing understanding about mental health. In our view, our mental health is something that deserves our attention, whether we are experiencing 'mental health problems' or not - it's similar to going to the gym - which is not only for obese people but for everyone that looks after themselves to get the most out of life.
Our therapists are qualified Counselling Psychologists and psychotherapists. We work integratively, which means we use different approaches following the client's needs. We draw from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness. We also offer EMDR, a fast and efficient treatment method.
Confidentiality and a respectful relationship are the cornerstones of our therapeutic work.
We provide long or short term therapy, depending on client's needs.
Common issues that we work with are anxiety (including panic and phobias), OCD, trauma, relationship issues, identity and self esteem, eating disorders, depression, loneliness, and (work related) stress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr Jennifer Opoku
Jennifer is a Counselling Psychologist who is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She studied Psychology at Westminster University, London and went on to complete her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University, London.
Jennifer has worked in a variety of NHS settings including GP practices, Community Mental Health teams and Mental Health Resource Centres. She has worked with individuals, couples and families and has facilitated various groups.
Jennifer also works for the NHS providing psychological therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders as a therapist and supervisor.
Jennifer uses a variety of therapeutic models; she works integratively, and draws upon a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Humanistic Therapy to inform her work with clients. She values working collaboratively and respectfully with her clients and is committed to tailoring the therapy sessions to meet the unique needs of each client.
Jennifer’s research interest lies in the use of mindfulness as clinical intervention. Other areas of interest include health anxiety, OCD, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, trauma, relationship difficulties, work-related issues, self-esteem and personal development.
Jennifer provides short- and long term counselling, CBT and EMDR for adults at The Therapy Practice London.
Dr Bibi Schonau
Bibi is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). She studied Psychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands and went on to complete a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University in London. She completed Level 3 of the EMDR training.
Bibi has a broad range of clinical experience and has worked in various contexts including the NHS, private practice and charities. She has worked with diverse client groups, including adults, children and families.
Bibi works integratively, using different approaches following the client's needs. She draws upon a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness. In addition, she is able to provide EMDR. She is committed to tailoring the therapy to the needs of the client, in which confidentiality and a respectful relationship are pivotal. Special interests include anxiety, stress, trauma, identity and life changes.
She provides short- and long term counselling, CBT and EMDR for adults at The Therapy Practice London.
Bibi is a visiting lecturer at City University London.
Bibi is engaged in a research group, working with The Meditation Trust, focussing on the effect of meditation on the experience of trauma symptoms.
Malin is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and associate fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS); a registered practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies).
Malin has worked in the NHS for many years. Her practice is informed by a range of therapeutic frameworks and evidence based-therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). She is experienced in treating depression and anxiety; panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), self-esteem and relationship issues.
She has a specialist interest in the treatment of trauma and the mind-body connection and has undertaken specialist trauma training and is EMDR trained (Level 2).
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Life changes and choices, improving wellbeing and happiness, anxiety and depression, trauma, mindfulness.
Performance anxiety and anxiety for public speaking.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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We appreciate that we may not be the cheapest service per session. We believe, however, by using highly qualified therapists and evidenced treatment methods, that we get to the core of the problem quicker, saving you money in the long run.
Sessions are charged at £85 per session (50 minutes). Reduced rates are available for students or people on lower income. Please inquire.
We provide a free, telephone consultation before booking an appointment to discuss if our services are suitable for your needs.
We won't be talking you into therapy if you are not ready, or if we believe we are not the best service for you. We network with other professionals so that we can signpost you to other local services that we trust.
Different fees apply for insurance companies.
Although some of our clients come to us with a diagnosis, we believe it's important to understand and make sense of these 'symptoms', rather than just treating these without understanding. Understanding ourselves means we can intrinsically change and free ourselves from our past, making the most of the present and future.
Most of our clients would recommend our services. Here is an impression of some testimonals:
' I wish I'd come to before - it has really made a difference.'
'A big thanks for helping me to make sense of my experiences. I am now able to move on.'
'Thank you, so helpful! I know now how to keep my anxiety managable.'
Please explore our website for more information, or get in touch to discuss your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Dutch, Swedish, German|
Evening and Saturday appointments available.
Types of client