Louise Sunderland, BA, PG Dip, MA, HCPC accredited
I am an experienced psychotherapist working in the NHS and 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.
Should you choose to, I also facilitate working with creativity both in my face-to-face and online therapy work. This offers 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 previous arts experience or artistic skill to benefit.
Because everyone is unique, I treat each person as an individual. My integrative training enables me to draw on a range of theories and techniques, according to your personal needs and what you bring to therapy.
At this time of the COVID-19 crisis, I am offering online and/or phone sessions, and hope to be able to support you in this situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, and a Counselling Skills Certification from the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) and the University of East London.
I am accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and follow their standards of ethics and confidentiality. I have regular supervision with a United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered supervisor.
I currently work in the NHS with groups and individuals and in private practice with individuals. Some of the areas I have worked with include, but are not limited to: anxiety; depression; relationship issues; family issues; stress; assertiveness; grief/loss/bereavement; self- esteem/ self worth; identity; work related issues; self harm; general malaise/ sense of stuckness.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation: £60 for 60 minutes
Ongoing sessions: £60 for 50 minutes
Limited concessions available
Concessions offered for
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.