Ondine Smulders, UKCP (accr.)
07456 918 147
Are you dealing with a crisis or are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Have you lost your sense of direction or do you just want to talk about a particular issue? I am here to listen to you and to understand your experience.
In my role as psychotherapist, I offer a safe and confidential setting to help you explore and clarify areas of your life where you are struggling to gain insight. No subject is off limits and I will not ask you to talk about anything you do not feel comfortable with nor will I tell you what to do.
I consider therapy a special conversation in which you can talk about what is important to you and I pay careful attention so that I may come to understand your world and your relationships.
I hope our work will help you to get to know yourself better. It may assist you to explore new avenues and to face life’s challenges with different eyes, both today and in the future.
I can work both long-term or in a time-limited way. I will see individuals aged 18-100, and offer therapy covering a broad range of issues.
What to expect
Starting therapy can be daunting. I understand that it is far from easy to confide your thoughts and feelings in a stranger.
For therapy to work, it is important that you feel safe and comfortable. I therefore offer an introductory meeting so that you will be better able to decide whether you feel at ease talking to me and whether my approach is right for you. The meeting does not oblige you to start therapy. The decision to proceed is yours entirely.
If you decide to begin therapy, we will agree on a mutually convenient weekly time slot. Each therapy session will last 50 minutes from the time scheduled.
You can decide how long your therapy will last, be that a few sessions or several months or even years.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist. I have a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) from Regent's University.
I am accredited through the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by its code of Ethics and Conduct. As part of this code, I receive supervision from a UKCP-accredited supervisor and undertake regular further training and personal development. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA - www.existentialanalysis.org.uk).
I have experience of providing both long-term and short-term individual therapy. I extensively worked in the NHS, at Mind and with clients affected by domestic violence. I have facilitated groups for anxiety and depression.
Before training as a Psychotherapist, I worked for more than a decade in investment banking followed by more than a decade as an economist/political analyst in a think-tank/publishing house. My banking and publishing jobs gave me first-hand experience of the highly competitive and stressful nature of these work environments.
I am a multi-lingual therapist and able to work in English, Dutch, Spanish and French.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I support clients who struggle with mid-life issues including menopause & andropause, lack of meaning, mid-life crisis, and fear of growing old and dying.
I also work with employment issues including conflict at work, inter-personal issues, communication, motivation/satisfaction, career development and unemployment.
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Full fee: from £75 depending on the location.
Limited concessions available between 12-4pm. Please feel free to ask me about this during our introductory meeting.
If you think you may be interested in starting therapy, please feel free to get in touch with me either by phone or email.
I have an introductory meeting with all potential clients so that they can decide if they feel comfortable talking to me and if my approach is right. The charge for this meeting is £40.
No-shows or cancellations within three days will be charged in full.
In Central London (EC1M), I work in a third floor office close to the Barbican and Farringdon tube stations. I am within easy walking distance of Holborn, Chancery Lane, Old Street, Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.
Unfortunately there is no disabled access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Dutch, Spanish & French|
Daytime and evening sessions
Types of client