Eva Kurz MA(Psych) Adv. Dip. UKCP MA LLM
39a Belsize Lane
The Child & Family Practice
60 Bloomsbury Street
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor offering psychological therapies to adults and couples in English, French and German. I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I offer short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy, as well as an extended one-off consultation: MOT of the mind.
I strongly believe that emotional wellbeing should be given the same importance as physical health. Consulting a psychotherapist should be as accessible and normal as consulting any other health professional. With this aim, I also offer the option of an extended stand-alone consultation lasting 75 minutes. This could be likened to an MOT of the mind, an in-depth conversation with a skilled therapist to help you stop, take stock and consider your life and relationships.
It is now largely accepted that the effectiveness of psychotherapy is largely based on two factors: the first is the understanding and insight that emerges during therapy about repeating patterns stemming from past experiences and relationships which sabotage current self-beliefs and relationships; whereas the second is the positive and collaborative therapeutic relationship which develops between the therapist and the client over time. When both aspects flourish, change and personal development can take place.
As a psychotherapist I see clients for a range of issues,including depression and low mood, anxiety, difficulties in relationship, intimacy and co-dependency, family issues and parenting, trauma, bereavement, mid-life crisis, low self-esteem and confidence, psychosomatic symptoms, domestic violence and abuse.
I work with adults from different cultural and professional backgrounds going through emotional difficulties in an open, non-judgemental and supportive manner.
Having worked as a lawyer and banker for 10 years, I have a particular understanding of the challenges and stresses of the corporate environment and I've helped individual and corporate clients with work related issues such as stress, career transitions, redundancies, maternity, perfectionism, under performance, self-sabotage.
Having a multilingual background and great awareness of cultural differences people can face when moving countries and starting new careers and settling children into new environments. With last year's referendum, I have worked with my clients' anxiety caused by the uncertainty in their personal and professional lives. These are links to articles written and statements in the press:
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology in 2009, leading to registration as psychotherapist with UKCP (final case study awarded 97%).
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology in 2006 (awarded merit)
Foundation Course in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology in 2004
Diploma in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
8 years experience working in a multi-disciplinary NHS Mental Health Trust
Career advise and mentoring for Oxford University Alumni
Previous training, qualifications and experience
LLM in EU Law, Universite Libre de Bruxelles -Scholarship by the Wiener and Anspach Foundation to study EEC Law in Brussels.
MA (Hons) Jurisprudence, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University,
Between 1989 and 1997 I worked for Clifford Chance, BZW, HSBC and Beiten, Burkhardt, Mittl&Wegener
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Weight issues, Perfectionism, self-sabotage
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I provide a free introductory phone call conversation where we can discuss working together. I offer a sliding scale.
My consulting room in Belsize Park is easily reachable by public transport but if you wish to come by car I provide parking vouchers for residential parking bays.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German, French, Slovak, English|
to be discussed depending on frequency and time of day.
Types of client