Judith Zur (BSc. MPHil, PhD, BPS CPsychol)
I am a caring and professional person with extensive experience working with individuals of all ages, couples & families on many different issues. I am a trained Clinical Psychologist and Marital/Family Therapist who has worked within the NHS, with NGOs and privately both in my consultation room and online with individuals, couples and families and children (online work is only with adults and older adolescents). I offer afternoon and some evening and weekend appointments. Reduced fees negotiable, if you request this I can offer the first session at half price.
My practice offers you a safe, non-judgmental, warm and genuine climate to discuss and explore your issues. I can help you to achieve sustainable personal improvement and growth individually and help rekindle your connection and help you problem solve within your couple relationship and/or other relationships. I help families understand problems of children in context and provide them with tools of facilitating change.
Whatever is brought to counseling it will be received with total acceptance and my own genuine desire to help you to create the changes you require. My therapeutic approaches include working in the present here and now as well as focusing on past issues if relevant. My style and the tools I use are adapted to every individual and couple depending upon their therapeutic needs. Because I have extensive training and experience I can draw on elements of a wide range of research-based approaches to create the best therapy programme for each individual rather than being limited to any one particular method of therapy.
My work begins with you (if you come as an individual) or each of you (e.g.if you come as a couple) to tell me about the issues you would like to address and what the best outcome of our work together would look like for you. I accompany you to go deeper into your emotional experience, understand this experience and to try and put this together in the present in new ways moving you in the direction that you want to go. I take a neutral stance with couples (and other relationships) helping you relate to one another so you feel heard, validated and begin to communicate in a way that increases connection, diminishes conflict and strengthens your bond. Change will happen in the present in the relationship during sessions creating corrective emotional experiences of connection which is an antidote to negative patterns.
I offer therapy and counselling in English or Spanish for individuals and couples of all ages and of all cultures and gender orientations.
I also offer therapy online, by video, phone and chat. This is not a type of therapy but a way of delivering it which is especially accessible if you are very busy, travel a lot or for one reason or another find it hard to leave your house/office. I have worked online for many years with individuals and couples from across the globe, including expats and others and have found this mode of delivery to be equally effective as face to face despite the loss of physical proximity. If you have not tried this mode before I suggest you try one session and see if it is to your liking. That way you can also see if you feel comfortable with my style and what I have to offer you. You are not obliged to continue, the decision to do so is always yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
MPhil Clinical Psychology (Institute of Psychiatry, London University)
3 year Diploma in Marital and Family Therapy (Institute of Family therapy London)
PhD Social Anthropology (London School of Economics and Political Science, London)
I have worked as a psychotherapist for 30 years within the NHS and NGOs in England, the USA and in Latin America. Within these work setting I have also acquiring further skills as I am confronted with the challenges and necessities of different client populations.
As well as working with clients/couples/families in psychotherapy and couples therapy in these countries I have also run groups and trained health workers in Mental Health. Given my work as a Social Anthropologist I have worked a lot with understanding ourselves as cultural beings and have specialised in work with expats and cross cultural relationships. I have also worked specialised in work with trauma and PTSD, refugees and migrants.
I have also worked therapeutically with psychotherapists as well as supervising counsellors and psychologists.
I am an "integrative therapist", meaning I am qualified in different schools of psychotherapy and combine them in the treatment of clients depending on their preferences and the issue at hand.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work using Emotionally Focused therapy and Coherence therapy not listed below
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£55-85 for individual sessions and £65-95 for couple/family sessions both lasting for an hour. I do operate a sliding scale to try and accommodate financial restrictions.
I do also offer some evening and weekend appointments.
If you would like to call me or write to me with any questions or concerns you might have before deciding to arrange a session please do so writing to me on 07733694733 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try and come back to you within 24 hours
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I try and accommodate peoples´ time needs face to face or online.
Types of client
Supervision & training