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Counselling, CBT and EMDR in East London.

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About The Therapy Practice London

We are a therapy practice providing Counselling, CBT and EMDR. We are passionate about demystifying therapy and increasing understanding about mental health. In our view, our mental health is something that deserves our attention, whether we are experiencing 'mental health problems' or not - it's similar to going to the gym - which is not only for obese people but for everyone that looks after themselves to get the most out of life.

Our therapists are qualified Counselling Psychologists, CBT therapists and psychotherapists. We work integratively, which means we use different approaches following the client's needs. We draw from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness. We also offer EMDR, a fast and efficient treatment method.

Confidentiality and a respectful relationship are the cornerstones of our therapeutic work.

We provide long or short term therapy, depending on client's needs.

Common issues that we work with are anxiety (including panic and phobias), OCD, trauma, relationship issues, identity and self esteem, eating disorders, depression, loneliness, and (work related) stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

About us


Dr Bibi Schonau

Bibi is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and accredited EMDR practitioner. She studied Psychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands and went on to complete a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University in London. She completed Level 3 of the EMDR training.

Bibi has a broad range of clinical experience and has worked in various contexts including the NHS, private practice and charities. She has worked with diverse client groups, including adults, children and families.

Bibi  works integratively, using different approaches following the client's needs. She draws upon a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness. In addition, she is able to provide EMDR. She is committed to tailoring the therapy to the needs of the client, in which confidentiality and a respectful relationship are pivotal. Special interests include anxiety, stress, trauma, identity and life changes.

She provides short- and long term counselling, CBT and EMDR for adults at The Therapy Practice London.

Dr Daniel Silva

Dr Daniel Silva is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Currently he is the Lead Psychologist for an Early Interventions for Psychosis team. Prior to his doctorate, he has worked with a variety of mental health difficulties from primary care to forensic services. Daniel has expertise in emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties. He wrote his doctoral thesis on emotion regulation skills training in people experiencing psychosis and has published papers in scientific journals and is still involved in research in his clinical practice.

Instead of focusing on specific diagnoses, he endeavours to understand the patterns that keep people stuck in their suffering and support them to develop the skills to be able to lead more fulfilling lives.

Daniel follows an integrative approach to therapy and draws upon Cognitive Behavioural, Compassion-Focused, Dialectical Behavioural, Systemic and Cognitive Analytical Therapy approaches. He completed Part 1 of the EMDR training.

He offers individual and couple’s therapy sessions in English and Portuguese.

Stephanie Homel

Stephanie Homel is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the BABCP and accredited EMDR practitioner registered with EMDR UK and Ireland.

She formally trained at the University of Texas at Tyler (US) gaining a MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology. She further trained in the UK gaining a MSc in Mental Health Studies from King's College as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in IAPT High Intensity Psychological Studies from the University of Exeter.

Stephanie worked in a variety of clinical environments in different countries, including the NHS and charities, where she developed her CBT and EMDR skills.

She has a special interest in working with trauma, OCD, GAD and excessive worry. She focuses on building good therapeutic relationships with her clients and working collaboratively to insure her clients’ needs are at the centre of the therapy.

Stephanie provides therapy in English and French, face to face and via SKYPE.

Christa Stadtler

Christa Stadtler is a senior psychotherapist registered with the UKCP and a registered provider for Aviva, Cigna, WPA and Simply Health.

Christa completed her MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and continued her studies completing an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents University London. In addition, she has attained certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Bereavement Counselling and has undertaken teacher training in Mindfulness. She completed her EMDR training and has completed specialised training in Trauma.

She has a special interest in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, bereavement and loss and women’s issues.

Christa offers a thoughtful, supportive space and a warm non-judgemental relationship that encourages clients to explore and work out their difficulties. This process strengthens self-confidence and fosters self-awareness.
Integrating existential and person centred therapy allows Christa to bring an individually tailored approach to everyone. She uses mindfulness for her own benefit and teaches mindfulness techniques, which enhance well-being and self-awareness and are helpful with anxiety and depression.

In addition, Christa practices EMDR, (eye movement, desensitisation and reprocessing) which is effective in dealing with traumatic experiences of all kinds, as well as losses, anxiety, bullying, stage fright and confidence sapping or damaging childhood memories. EMDR has been recommended by NICE as an evidence based treatment for PTSD and is used in the NHS.

Christa is fluent in English and German.

She provides long - and short term therapy for adults at The Therapy Practice London.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPS

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Life changes and choices, improving wellbeing and happiness, anxiety and depression, trauma, mindfulness.

Performance anxiety and anxiety for public speaking.

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Fees

From £90.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

Additional information

We appreciate that we may not be the cheapest service per session. We believe, however, by using highly qualified therapists and evidenced treatment methods, that we get to the core of the problem quicker, saving you money in the long run.

We provide a free, telephone consultation before booking an appointment to discuss if our services are suitable for your needs.

We won't be talking you into therapy if you are not ready, or if we believe we are not the best service for you. We network with other professionals so that we can signpost you to other local services that we trust.

Different fees apply for insurance companies.

When we work

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Day, evening and Saturday/ Sunday appointments available.

Further information

Although some of our clients come to us with a diagnosis, we believe it's important to understand and make sense of these 'symptoms', rather than just treating these without understanding. Understanding ourselves means we can intrinsically change and free ourselves from our past, making the most of the present and future.

Most of our clients would recommend our services. Here is an impression of some testimonals:

' I wish I'd come to before - it has really made a difference.'

'A big thanks for helping me to make sense of my experiences. I am now able to move on.'

'Thank you, so helpful! I know now how to keep my anxiety managable.'

Please explore our website for more information, or get in touch to discuss your needs.

Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre, 40 Liberty Bridge Road, London, E20 1AS

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Additional languages

French
Portuguese

French, Dutch, German, Portuguese

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
The Therapy Practice London

The Therapy Practice London