Jeri Onitskansky, BPC Registered, Member BPF, IAAP
020 8449 2242
As an established psychotherapist and Jungian analyst, I work with a wide range of issues and understand how overwhelming it is to feel out of your depth and perhaps lacking in control in relation to your emotions, thoughts or impulses. Symptoms have meaning – so in addition to helping you try to resolve them, we would both be attentive to the interesting information they might be communicating.
Psychotherapy involves gaining a fresh understanding of the workings of your mind and the unconscious motivations of your behaviour. This deepened awareness enables you to take responsibility for what you become able to see. In this sense, psychotherapy is anything but ‘self-indulgent’ or ‘navel gazing’ (as is sometimes assumed) because difficult habits and patterns that might also affect your loved ones become available to be worked on and through. Our relationships can grow clearer and more authentic as we become more of who we are in our truest selves.
I offer clients an experience of being listened to in a deep and highly skilled manner. It is exciting helping someone to gain strength in their vulnerability and to become curious about all sorts of things they might not have noticed before, including their dreams and fantasies. I am intrigued by how, with attention and care, feeling stuck can potentially give way to a new attitude and relieved feelings, opening doors to various surprises.
Finally, whilst there is much that can be achieved in psychotherapy, sometimes what can matter most is the therapeutic support when life is especially difficult.
Practicalities: I am in full-time private practice in High Barnet. Most of my clients are in open-ended psychotherapy or analysis with me, but I also offer short-term contracts. Regular sessions take place once, twice or three times a week, depending on your needs. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to arrange an initial appointment to get a sense of what it would be like to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Jungian Analyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Registered with BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council); Registration number 20107
Professional member of BJAA (British Jungian Analytic Association) and BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
Professional member of IAAP (International Association for Analytical Psychology)
My education and training were completed in the USA and UK. I hold an honours degree in English Literature and Education from Tulane University and studied Counselling Psychology at University of Maine and Vermont College of Norwich University. I trained and qualified as a Jungian analyst at the BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation).
I have over 30 years of experience in the mental health field - in voluntary organisations, mental health agencies, the NHS and private practice. My private practice has been running since 2005. I offer psychotherapy, Jungian analysis and clinical supervision.
I abide by the BPC's rigorous code of ethics and confidentiality.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My sliding scale is from £60 - £70. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place at regular times each week.
The initial session is charged at £65. If it will work with both of our schedules, I like to allow 1.25 hours for the initial session, to give us plenty of time to explore your reasons for seeking therapy and your questions and concerns about the therapeutic process.
Maps & Directions
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Supervision & training
I offer psychoanalytic supervision to psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees.View supervision profile