Dr Luke Siorvanes UKCP
I offer a confidential place where you can be free to bring what matters to you. With eighteen years' practice in the NHS and privately, to help you find your way. Let's start by asking:
Why would you come for therapy? When we’d say, for example, it is for anxiety, depression and its opposite, for expectations, loss, issues with relationships or self esteem, we try to get across how we feel. But in the privacy of our own thoughts, what we do really feel tends to be more complicated, and individual.
I'll work with you to explore your personal 'Why' and what you make of it with the different aspects of your life. Each approach is tailored to your individual needs - not a formula.
What are the sessions for? On the one hand, to help you with your struggles or distress, and when feeling ‘stuck’, to look for ways to change. On the other hand, they are about getting to know yourself better.
Have you tried to change things with positive thoughts, but found that parts of your life remain quite perplexing or hard to come to terms with?
I have been working with talking therapy and imagery to get in touch with such elusive, difficult aspects. What would they mean to you? In the sessions, together we'll discover patterns from the past, and new ways for the future.
Practising in central London.
In W1, it is located near Oxford Circus station on the Victoria, Bakerloo, Central, and the Jubilee (Bond Street station) lines.
In WC1, it is near King's Cross and St Pancras stations.
In SE1, the practice it is at London Bridge, reached with the Jubilee and Northern (Bank) lines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapy work of 18 years with a wide range of referrals and complex problems, in the NHS out-patients mainly at St Thomas' Hospital, SE1.
I bring into play psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic and Jungian orientations.
Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists, London, which is a UK pioneer of pluralist psychoanalytic training.
Member of The Guild's Council.
Earlier, counselling training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), London.
Registered Psychotherapist Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) in the Psychoanalytic and Jungian section (CPJA).
PhD, University College London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Balance of work, family, personal life
Life changes, Meaning and direction in life
Intimations of one's mortality
At an initial consultation, we’ll discuss in person your questions, your circumstances and individual needs.
It is not meant to be a formal assessment. Rather, it would be a time or us to listen to what brings you to psychotherapy or counselling, and have a chance to think about the next step. We'd also discuss the fees, but this first meeting is without charge.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
Psychotherapy for training.View supervision profile