Susanne Levin Attachment Psychotherapist UKCP reg.
‘No man is an island…’
When faced with difficulties many of us try to deal with it alone. It is my experience that this usually does not lead very far. Instead it is when we work and think together with someone else that we are most likely to get out of our unhelpful patterns. This process helps us to find more liberating and constructive paths.
My theoretical background is in attachment and psychoanalysis and I have worked for the last 15 years as a psychotherapist.
Most of our patterns are created in childhood within the relations we had with our caregivers. I think it is of utmost importance to go back to the root of the problem in order to correct what once went wrong. This process is not about blaming but about exploring difficult emotions in a safe and non-judgemental space where we can think about these potentially very painful feelings together. As it is in the relationship between therapist and client where the potential for change lies it is of outmost importance that you as a client feel comfortable with the practitioner that you chose to go to.
I have worked with most issues as for example anger management, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, phobias, relationship and child related issues,separation, divorce, OCD, stress and many others. Another issue that I encounter very often is the anxiety related to living up to the perceived expectations of others. As we are striving to live up to some impossible ideal we can get almost paralysed from the fear of not reaching this goal, and so it can feel 'better/safer not to do anything, and then the vicious circle is in full swing. It can of course also lead to burn-out when we are forever striving for the impossible.
I am a co-founder of The Farringdon Practice in which I work. The practice is very conveniently located minutes from the Farringdon Station and ten minutes from St Paul's underground station.
You can read more on my website www.psychotherapyec1.co.uk
'In the depths of the unknown, we will find the new.' Baudelaire
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (University of Lund, Sweden)
Certificate in Counselling for one year (Birkbeck)
Attachment based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist for four years (John Bowlby Centre)
Registered with the UKCP
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have lived abroad in different countries for the last 25 years and so I have an understanding of what it is to try to live and accommodate oneself to a new culture and country.
I have lived in London for the last 19 years.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for 12 years.
I work in both English and Swedish.
I have worked at Women & Health in Camden and have supervised staff who work at Kids Company. I volunteered for Maytree for three years when it was newly set up.
I work in The Farringdon Practice where I am also the clinical manager www.thefarringdonpractice.co.uk/wordpress/
All work is confidential.
I follow the ethical guidelines of the UKCP