Kirsten Heynisch, Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Group Therapist.
I offer the following services:
Psychological assessments & psychological therapy.
Short-term, medium-term and long-term psychotherapy with individuals,
couples & families.
Long-term group-analytic psychotherapy.
Consultation & Therapy in situations of conflict and crisis, as well as in regard to life-long difficulties and problems.
Supervision for individual and group work.
Reflective practice for professionals in the field of psychology and psychotherapy (individuals, groups and teams)
I am fluent in English and German.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have studied and worked in the field of psychology and psychotherapy for over twenty years. Originally, I obtained a MSc in psychology from Leipzig University (Germany), which included a clinical training in cognitive-behavioural and client-centred psychotherapy. Following my move to London in 1996, I became a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Qualified Group Analyst and Certified MBT Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS, in voluntary sector organisations and in private practice for many years providing psychological services for people with a wide range of difficulties. I specialise in mental health problems in adults, older adults and young people.
I have wide-ranging experience in working with individuals, couples, families and groups. I also offer supervision and consultation for psychologists and other mental health professionals.
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
I have had substantial training in the following treatment modalities:
- Psychodynamic/Analytic Therapy
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Attachment - Mentalization based Therapy (MBT)
In my practice, I integrate diverse and effective skills from these therapeutic models. The different therapeutic approaches have a good evidence base for their effectiveness and have been shown to work reliably and effectively for a wide range of psychological problems.
Valuable ingredients that I bring to my work are empathy, self-awareness, insight, clarity, spontaneity, responsiveness, directness, a great deal of life and work experience and a fair understanding of the complexities and challenges of life and our relationships in it. I have curiosity, a desire and determination to make sense of difficult life experiences and to promote growths and change in myself and others.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Individual Therapy (50 minutes) £90
Group Therapy (90 minutes) £ 45
Payment via private health insurance £ 100-135
Private Health Insurance
I am an approved provider with most private health insurance companies (BUPA, CIGNA, AXA etc). Please note that if you have private healthcare insurance and wish to cover the costs of treatment through your insurance, your insurance company may require a referral from your GP, or a Psychiatrist. You will need to check with the company you hold your policy with what their criteria are.
Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours’ notice will be charged at the normal session rate. There is no charge for sessions cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice. This is different for group therapy which will be discussed prior to starting group therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|