Dr Liana Amunts
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychologist and a Neuroscientist. I am a member of BPC (British Psychoanalytical Council), INS (International Neuropsychanalysis Society) and BPS (British Psychological Society).
I work on a time-limited or open-ended basis.
We would have an initial meeting to explore what brings you to therapy and decide whether psychodynamic therapy is right for you. We would meet on a regular weekly basis for a session of 50 minutes.
We all might experience difficult times in life; feeling complicated feelings and struggling to understand what is going on for you and why is a normal occurrence.
Usually, people seek therapy following some sort of an emotional crisis, a breakdown or a break-up in relationship, loss and bereavement, even following positive experiences like becoming a parent.
I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which means we look together at how your past experiences continue to shape your present experiences and the choices you make.
It could be that you have realised that you seem to repeat patterns in your experiences including your relationship. You might have understood that some painful or complicated experiences of life left you unsettled in many levels.
Using my knowledge and extensive experience as a psychotherapist I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your issues. A greater understanding of your internal world will enable you to gain insight into the way you are operating and to understand yourself better. The therapeutic process will enable you to change your life and your relationships.
As a Psychologist and Neuroscientist, I understand the neurobiological underpinnings of how we act, think, and feel. This informs my practice on many levels and provides me with a better understanding of the way we operate and of the way the process of change happening.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from one of the well-established and known training bodies in London. I also hold a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (Neuropsychology) and have extensive experience in Research into PsychoNeuroscience (Brain functioning).
I am a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), BPS (British Psychological Society), INS (International Neuropsychanalysis Society) and BACP.
I have experience working with a wide range of emotional difficulties and issues (see below). For over 6 years I am practising at the NHS, Secondary Care in London, where I see patients from all walks of life with various mental health difficulties.
I start working privately so to allow the appropriate space for people who want to come to therapy, but found it difficult, for whatever reasons, to do in the existing framework provision. Approaching therapy could also be a good way towards personal development and empowered in your life on many levels.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
depression and depressive feelings
traumatic repeated experiences
feeling confused and/or lost
anger related issues
difficulties in marriage
difficulties with children
difficulties in work
My fees are £65 per 50 minutes session.
I abide by the BPC and BACP Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and engage in regular CPD and supervision to ensure that I provide the best standard therapy for my clients.
Maps & Directions
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|Other languages:||Russian, Hebrew.|
Types of client