Louise Sunderland

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BA, PG Dip, MA, HCPC, UKCP accredited
Available for new clients
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London, E1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist working privately from practice rooms in Shoreditch (E1). I offer an empathic, authentic, non-judgmental approach to exploring whatever questions, experiences, feelings or symptoms bring you to contemplate therapy. My hope is that through the therapeutic relationship you discover ways to feel better, more resilient, and to lead a more fulfilling life.

I am a psychotherapist who facilitates working with art materials alongside talking. The use of the arts alongside the core of speech-based psychotherapy, can offer another resource to help you more fully articulate and process feelings and experiences. This is particularly helpful at times when words are hard to find, or are simply not enough. There is no need for you to have any previous arts experience or artistic skills to benefit from arts psychotherapy. The use of creativity can benefit anyone.

As an Integrative Art Psychotherapist I work with a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, which allows me to think about each person that I work with holistically. Broadly speaking, I adopt humanistic (relational, person- centred) and psychodynamic and attachment focused theories (how the past impacts the present).

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications:

MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Merit) - UEL & IATE
Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy - IATE
MA Museum and Gallery Education (Merit) - Institute of Education

Further Trainings: 

Climate Cafe Facilitation Training - Climate Psychology Alliance         Mentalisation Based Art Psychotherapy - International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training            
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education

My Registrations:

HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists)
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)          
CPA (Climate Psychology Alliance)                                                                      
My Experience:

Training Associate in Counselling Skills: The Minster Centre                     Art Psychotherapy Lecturer: Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
Group Facilitator/Assessor: Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
Psychotherapist: Central and North West London NHS                                 Honorary Psychotherapist and Researcher: Central and North West London Counsellor and Therapist: The Bede Centre    
Art Educator: Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery, Gasworks Gallery, Iniva, October Gallery                                                                                                     

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas I work with in particular include:

  • Emerging Adulthood- Your 20s can feel like both an exciting and daunting time, and can bring up a lot as you navigate this period ‘in between’ adolescence and adulthood. There can be much to make sense of and I offer a space to do so together.
  • Shame- Chronic shame can be one of the most insidious and unbearable emotions and can deeply impact how you feel about yourself. I offer a safe space to explore your experience of shame and its effects and accompanying negative self beliefs.
  • Eco- anxiety- an inevitable and even healthy response to the ecological threats we are facing, I offer space for whatever feelings may arise about the climate crisis.

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£80.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Initial consultation: £80 for 60 minutes

Ongoing sessions: £80 for 50 minutes

Limited concessions available

When I work

11am to 8pm, weekdays

Sessions last 50 minutes and are at the same time weekly

Further information

Whether or not you have had therapy before, meeting a new therapist can feel daunting and it is important that the therapist you choose is right for you. The first meeting is an assessment, where we can discuss your focus for therapy, you can ask questions and decide whether you will feel comfortable working with me.

I am an approved provider for Aviva and Vitality.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Louise Sunderland
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