Kirsten Heynisch, Principal Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist & Group Therapist working both in the NHS and in private practice.
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/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- 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
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Sliding Scale depending on circumstances and frequency (weekly, fortnightly, monthly) of sessions.
Individual Therapy £ 90-135
Couple & Family Therapy £ 145-165
Group Therapy £ 55-65
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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