Lotta Kitchen

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London, N10
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About me

I offer a safe and confidential space whether you come for couple or for individual therapy. My experience is that we turn to therapy in a crisis and that we want something different for ourselves. We might experience some kind of relationship difficulty or a major life event or face an important transition. My belief is that through therapy we can discover who we are and create more satisfying relationships to ourselves and to others.
I have been working in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 20 years initially  with individuals  and later on with couples. I have also worked with adult family members in different constellations such as siblings and parents and their adult children. I have been running groups as well as residential workshops since 2004 and I have also worked as a tutor on the Spectrum Counselling Skills Course. I also practice as a supervisor. Alongside working from home in Muswell hill, north London I practiced at Spectrum, a therapy centre for humanistic psychology, from 2002 until 2020 when the centre closed. Since then I have based my practice in Muswell Hill, north London.

My orientation is humanistic psychotherapy and I draw on a number of theories such as Gestalt theory and formative psychology as developed by Stanley Keleman.

I am Swedish and married to an Englishman which offers me a cross-cultural experience.I am a parent. Before training to become a psychotherapist I worked as a lawyer in the City.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Spectrum humanistic training in psychotherapy
  • Spectrum Working with Couples training
  • UKCP accredited
  • Supervision training CTSD London
  • Tutor on Spectrum Counselling Skills Course
  • Over 20 years experience
  • Group leader and leader on Residential workshops

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees depend on whether it is an individual session, couple's session, supervisory session or family therapy. It also varies depending on income.

I have a few low cost spaces in my practice.

When I work

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Further information

We all have relational patterns that sometimes get in our own way, both in how we relate to ourselves and to others. In therapy, we can raise our awareness of these patterns and understand how we form them so that we may learn to interrupt and change them into more productive ways of relating. In therapy we can discover new ways of responding to ourselves and others.
Therapy might also be helpful when dealing with transitions or major events in our lives. Difficulties from our childhood may re-emerge as part of our present situations and having a space to talk about and feel heard about our past may help us to deal more effectively with our present.

As a couple we may struggle with how to communicate and be intimate when our own parents did not model how to do so. We may not know how to express what we want and how we feel and these are skills that can be learnt in therapy. Changing from being a couple to being parents can also bring up issues about cooperating, parenting and how to retain the integrity of being a couple when there are lots of demands.

Being a parent may activate buried hurts and painful memories to which we sometimes respond by deciding to do the opposite in relation to our children. We are actually then responding more to our past rather than to our children for who they are which is dissatisfying both for ourselves and for our children. In therapy we can work through these issues so that our children can be seen for who they are.

Muswell Hill, London, N10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Lotta Kitchen
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