Anne Kane UKCP reg, AGIP, MA Tavistock&Portman/UEL
07904 180785 / 07904 180785
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I work in private practice, and have experience of working in the NHS. I offer open ended as well as short term psychotherapy. I work from two locations, in north London (N19) and north east London (N16), both with good transport links. My professional training was with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy and I have an MA from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust/University of East London. I'm registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. For all of us there are times when life becomes too difficult to bear alone. You may have experienced a particular crisis that has left you struggling with powerful or disturbing feelings. Or you may have become aware of damaging or upsetting patterns of thought or behaviour. High levels of anxiety, lack of self-worth, depression, anger, bereavement, problems in relationships at work or personally are all common reasons. However, there are many others.
It may be hard to define your concern - you may simply feel things can't go on as they are. The aim of psychotherapy is, through thinking together, to help understand your states of mind. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy holds that your experience, whatever it is, has a meaning and the job of therapy is to understand it. This understanding can alleviate distress, facilitate shifts and new ways of experiencing life. Often the sense of what is going on is not immediately obvious. Sometimes it is only through talking with someone able to listen in a particular way that we can come to realise what we really think or feel.
How I work
Whatever your reason for considering psychotherapy, I offer a professional and confidential setting for you to talk and for us to work together to think about your experience. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy accepts that we all have an unconscious life, which can exert a powerful hold. By talking as freely as possible, it is possible to locate the conflicts, anxieties, desires and meanings underneath what is immediately apparent. Ultimately this can lead to a firmer understanding of yourself and a clearer understanding of what you want from life.
I operate a diverse and inclusive practice, and approach everyone as individuals, with complex lives and life experiences. I have a particular interest in disability discrimination and its impact on emotional experience.
If you are interested in psychotherapy, you are welcome to get in touch to arrange an appointment to discuss. I am happy to respond by telephone or email. You can also find more information on my website www.akanepsychotherapy.co.uk.
An initial consultation - or perhaps more than one - is a way for you to explore whether psychotherapy might be helpful to you, and for you to meet me and ask any questions you may have. If together we decide that psychotherapy might be useful we would agree a regular time to meet. Sessions normally last for 50 minutes. The pattern and timings of sessions will be something for us to discuss at the outset.
I am happy to work in an open-ended or, if appropriate, in a shorter term, more focussed way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP), a long established and very reputable training organisation.
I am a professional and active member of AGIP and registered with the umbrella registrant body UK Council for Psychotherapy (Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis college, https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/about-ukcp/how-we-are-structured/ukcp-colleges/council-for-psychoanalysis-and-jungian-analysis-college/).
My other relevant qualifications include an MA in psychoanalytic studies from the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust/UEL. I also have an MA from the University of Glasgow.
I am a member of the College of Psychoanalysts http://www.psychoanalysis-cpuk.org
I am also a visiting lecturer to postgraduate students in psychoanalytic studies at the Tavistock and Portman/UEL.
I work in private practice but have past experience of working as an Honorary Psychotherapist in a specialist NHS service.
In line with good practice, I undertake regular supervision with an experienced supervisor. This supports my practice, and I also undertake Continuing Professional Development.
I have a diverse practice and am interested in working with people across a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. I have a particular interest in the meaning of discrimination and inequality for mental health.
I adhere to the codes of ethics of both AGIP and UKCP. You can find more information about these ethical standards on the website of each organisation.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
There are many reasons why someone may consult a psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I don't see people as defined by simple diagnostic labels. People have complex, often difficult, lives and our states of mind are linked to these experiences.
However, some common reasons people seek psychotherapy, and which I am interested in, are: states of anxiety, feelings of persecution, lack of self-worth, issues linked to sexuality and identity, depression, problems in relationships, repetitive behaviour or feelings that are causing problems, loss, feeling stuck and disconnected from others, feelings of pointlessness. I am also particularly interested in the complicated impact of stigma and discrimination. These and other feelings and issues can be thought about in the context of your life.
£60; lower fee concessions when available.
I hold a portion of my practice for those on low incomes.
More information on practical issues, how to contact me and how I work is available on my website: www.akanepsychotherapy.co.uk
Both my work locations - in north east London (N16) and north London (N19) are well served by public transport and have on-street parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer day time and evening appointments.
Types of client