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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Therapy (50 minutes): £100 (online - zoom), £115 (face to face - currently not available due to Covid).
Group Therapy (weekly 90 minute sessions) £ 185 per month (currently online).
Private Health Insurance
I am an approved provider with most private health insurance companies (BUPA, CIGNA, AXA, AVIVA 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.