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About me

Placing connection and understanding at the heart of my practice, I offer a psychodynamic, person centred approach to psychotherapy based on Jungian principals. 

As a Sesame trained drama and movement therapist and fellow of the Neuropsychoanalyisis Association, I use a blend of psychology, movement, dramaturgy, stories and neuroscience to support my clients in building a more integrated understanding of themselves. 

By using the arts as an explorative tool, truths that are hidden within the depths of the psyche may be revealed in a safe and containing way. In offering unconscious processes a form; be that through art, movement, or any other creative medium, our internal stories may be revealed to us. This can help to form a deeper understanding of who we are and give us the tools to make the changes we want for ourselves. 

My interest in neuroscience, and training in neuropsychoanalysis and neuro-dramatic-play, enables me to understand psychological and creative processes from a neurological perspective. I therefore facilitate the psychotherapy from both a holistic and science led perspective. Through the act of creation, we are able to retune neural pathways forming healthier patterns of thought and a more autonomous relationship with the way we relate to ourselves and the world around us.

Every person is unique and will benefit from a different direction, shape and form to their therapeutic journey. The extent to which sessions are focused on talking and/or creative explorations is therefore individually tailored to and defined by the individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification: MA Drama and Movement Therapy

Accreditation: The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Fellowship: Neuropsychoanalysis Association

Membership: British Association of Dramatherapists

Experience:
- Acute Mental Health
Including; PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, personality disorder, self-esteem challenges, stress and
- Addiction
- Autism
- Additional Needs
- Physical Health Conditions
- Child and Adolscent Mental Health
Including; Autism, profound and multiple learning disabilities, social-emotional mental health difficulties, challenging behaviour, looked after children, climate anxiety
- Refugee and Asylum Seeking Community Work

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dance therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £35.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Sessions
£60 - 50 mins in person
£85 - 90 mins in person   
(I recommend a 90 min extended session as an initial meeting to give us an opportunity to explore how a working relationship might feel. I hope you will feel able to share with me some of the reasons that have brought you to me as well as any goals you may have in mind for this journey. You are welcome to ask me questions, learn about my approach and assess if you feel comfortable with the way I work. )

Group Sessions
100 Mins group session - £35
Initial set of 6 sessions - £210 (£35 x 6 sessions)
50 Min consultation - £60

To encourage intimacy and trust, I offer creative arts therapy to small groups of 4 - 6 people. Groups run weekly for 100 mins over the course of 6 months.  ​
To create a sense of safety and consistency, it is necessary to commit to a minimum set of 6 session. 
An initial consultation of 50 minutes is required before taking part in the group.

Online
£50 - 50 Mins
Although I feel it is usually most helpful to work in person, understanding the pressures of modern life, I am also able to offer online sessions. 
Sessions take place over the platform Zoom. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working hours are subject to change.
If you are interested in our working together outside of the times listed above, please contact me to see if other availability can be found. 

Hackney Therapy Centre
290-296 Mare Street
London
E8 1HE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Groups

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom
A. Antigone Ikkos-Serrano

A. Antigone Ikkos-Serrano