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About me

Sometimes life can become overwhelming and every day can feel like a challenge. One can feel “stuck” in relationships, a career or with life in general. There can be moments where both personal and professional development feels obstructed and the joy of life is missing. In such situations, one might need help to find a way through these difficulties.

Psychotherapy is a specific kind of help where one can have an opportunity to explore the difficulties in a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive space. In this exploration together with a psychotherapist one can not only gain support and understanding, but also start noticing things about one's self that may never have been noticed. These can be feelings, thoughts, memories, patterns of behaviours that take place now or that one remembers from the past.

Together with a psychotherapist, one might discover that certain past experiences are still alive and continue to shape one's life in the present moment. This exploration of the past and present experiences, and the feelings connected to them leads to increased self-awareness. Moreover, one can develop new ways of thinking, feeling, relating, behaving and a wider range of life choices can become possible. With time, one can start making significant changes in their life.

I can accompany you in your difficulties and along your path to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and also a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).

My training in psychotherapy was with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and I hold a MSc in Clinical Psychology.

My clinical experience includes working in NHS at the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service, charitable organisations such as Camden Psychotherapy Unit and Crisis Centre Hotline and seeing patients in my private practice.

I also hold a BSc In Business and Economics and have worked in Business in the past.

Please call me on 07584032820 or e-mail me, if you have any questions, and we can arrange an initial consultation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

155A Leighton Road
London
NW5 2RD

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Latvian
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Annemarija Purina

Annemarija Purina