Sunya Ananta

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(MA, MSc, HCPC Reg)
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London, NW9
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About me

I have been working as a Drama & Movement Therapist since 2003. I qualified with an MA from Central School of Speech and Drama in London.  Since qualifying I have worked in special needs schools across London. I have a private practice as an Adult & Young Persons Therapist, a Clinical Supervisor and a Couple's Therapist. 

I work with people of the LGBTQI+ community and anyone who chooses to express themselves outside of the hetero - normative framework. I have plenty of professional and personal experience working with neuro-diversity in people and the challenges posed by living in a society that sometimes struggles to widens its lens.

My work is underpinned by Jungian Theory and Depth Psychology as well as my personal experience as a shamanic practitioner and a spiritual mentor. I tailor my sessions according to the requirements of the person and am highly skilled in using creative and body-based approaches to work with preverbal trauma or trauma that may be difficult to talk about.

I have trained in the CATT (Children's' Accelerated Trauma Treatment) model and can work with PTSD symptoms in individuals, both adult and young people.

Sometimes, working with an issue through the metaphor can elicit greater insight and transformation than using words. In my work with you, I will encourage exploration of your dreams as part of our work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy (2022)

PG Diploma in Child, Adolescent & Adult Counselling Supervision (2014)

MA in Drama & Movement Therapy (2003 -04)

MSc in Social Anthropology at London School of Economics (1999-00)

BA Honours in Sociology & Philosophy at University of Essex (1996 - 99)

I have specialised in the following: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Autism & Learning Disabilities, Relationship Issues, Loss & Grief, Existential & Spiritual Crisis, Sexuality & Sexual Orientation Expression.

Member organisations

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HCPC
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Non-heteronormative sexual lifestyle and practices.

Relationship issues/ Relational dynamics and patterning.

Existential / Spiritual crisis.

Loss & Bereavement.

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Fees

£80.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

£80 - £120 per hour session.

Couple's sessions begin from £120 per hour. 

Please inquire with me if you would like to work with me and are unable to offer the stated fees. I offer concessions to full-time students, OAP's and those in limited employment on a case by case basis. 

Thank you. 

When I work

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Further information

The premise is about 8 minute walk from Queensbury Tube (Jubilee Line). Free parking outside the premises. The Therapy Room is situated on the ground floor. Washroom is also available on the ground floor. 

I am trained to work with how the body presents itself in the room and can use words as a portal for further exploration using, the body, the imagination and the creative arts. I encourage my clients to keep a dream diary during the duration of our work together. 

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Couples
Families

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I specialise in providing Clinical Supervision to Creative Arts Therapists, Counsellors & Psychotherapist who see Children & Young People.

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