May Hermans, MA integrative psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.)

May Hermans, MA integrative psychotherapist (UKCP Reg.)

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Brookfield Park Psychotherapy Practice
24 Brookfield Park
Parliament Hill
London
NW5 1ER

MIND Islington- Ashley Rd
Crough End
London
N19 3AG

020 7284 0816 / 079 2982 4335

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Brookfield Park Psychotherapy Practice
24 Brookfield Park
Parliament Hill
London
NW5 1ER

MIND Islington- Ashley Rd
Crough End
London
N19 3AG

020 7284 0816 / 079 2982 4335

About me

I am a senior psychotherapist and work for Mind, Islington and privately at Brookfield Park Psychotherapy Practice in NW5. The latter practice is situated in a private house where several therapists work.

I believe that no child is born bad, sad or angry and that therapy works best in a reparative and reflective relationship. Since 1986 I have been involved in psychotherapy and started my training in Biodynamic Psychotherapy in 1989. My approach is holistic and each person is met as an unique individual who has their unique context, both culturally and psychological.

HOW I WORK
My aim is to provide first and foremost a safe and confidential environment in which a trusting and good relationship can develop. In our work together I will help you to explore the (underlying) issues that you struggle with, and which could be based on childhood experiences and withholds you from experiencing more fulfilling relationships and a more creative life.

I work integrative which means I make use of different modules and use these if and when appropriate as it arises in any given moment.

  • Gestalt's immediate 'here-and-now' approach brings for instance that what is in the foreground to our attention so that the client, with the help of the therapist can explore existing behavioural patterns.
  • The Analytical approach helps to connect and understand current dysfunctional behavioural patterns which are formed in childhood and which might not be helpful anymore. Old childhood wounds can then be healed and choice becomes a possibility.
  • Transactional Analysis helps to unpick confusing emotional states and ways of relating, and working with the arts creates a space in which the unconscious and the unspoken words can be released, thus be recognized and acknowledged and effectively processed.
  • If and when appropriate I might introduce some CBT methods which, combined with Mindfulness awareness (MBCT), provides the opportunity to connect with our true self.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR FIRST SESSION
I suggest we make an appointment for an initial session- this gives us the opportunity to discuss the issues that bring you to therapy. We can then also get a feel for each other and decide together how to proceed from there.

PRACTICAL DETAILS ABOUT MY PRACTICE

Address
Brookfield Park Psychotherapy Practice
24 Brookfield Park
Parliament Hill
Highgate
London, NW5 1ER

Areas
Highgate- Kentish Town- Tufnell Park- Camden- Archway- Muswill Hill- Crough End- South End Green- Hampstead- Primrose Hill- Islington- Highbury- Finsbury- Finchley- West End.

Contact details

  • Tel: 0207 284 0816

  • M:  07 92982 4335

  • mayhermans@blueyonder.co.uk
  • may@arts-psychotherapy.org.uk

Nearest tube Stations (Northern Line):

  • Kentish Town (take the bus C2 on the other side of the road. It will take you 5 to 10 minutes to get to Parliament Hill stop, depending on the traffic. Walking would take 10/15 minutes)
  • Tufnell Park (google Brookfield Park, NW5 which is a 10 minutes' walk from the tubestation- sorry, this tube station is currently closed for renovation).
  • Archway Station

Busses:

  • C2- 214- C11- C4-135

Train:

  • Gospel Oak Station- from there it is a short walk through the park (Hampstead Heath), to 24 Brookfield Park, NW5
  • Kentish Town
  • South End Green/Hampstead

Car

  • There is free parking except on weekdays from 10-12 am. (Parking vouchers are available)

Training, qualifications & experience

I am involved with psychotherapy since 1986.

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, (UKCP Reg). 2007
  • BA History of Art (UCL- 2.1)
  • Bio Dynamic Massage-and Psychotherapy Training- Chiron (1989-1993)
  • Diploma in The Therapeutic and Educational Application of The Arts
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Mindfulness Based Retreats (1988- and ongoing. ..)
  • Hoffman Process (1992)
  • Sedona Method (2005-2007-2015)
  • EMDR- level 1

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

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  • My aim is to help you to with your problems in the most effective way; we shall achieve this by establishing a good relationship in a supportive environment, and working with methods that are most appropriate to your particular situation.
  • Therapy Room

Fees

My fee is 60,- pounds (This includes the first session), and each session last 50 minutes.
I have some places available for low cost therapy and for students in training (£45-50).

I see clients on a weekly basis - mostly on an ongoing basis although I also work sort-term (25- 35 sessions). This depends on what the client wants and also what might be most beneficial for the client. We can always evaluate your process from time to time.

Further information

PERSONAL NOTE

I hope this information has been helpfull. If you have any questions I am of course happy to answer these- either by phone or email. You can reach me on the following phone no's - see below, or send me an email and I will respond asap.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm wishes,

May

May Hermans- MA Integrative Psychotherapist, UKCP Reg.

(United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

Tel: 0207 284 0816
M:  07 92982 4335
mayhermans@blueyonder.co.uk

Maps & Directions

London, NW5 1ER
London, N19 3AG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Dutch

Availability

Mondays to Fridays 9.00 am to 8.00 pm Saturdays 9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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