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About me

I offer a confidential place where you can be free to bring what's important to you. With twenty years' practice in the NHS and privately, to help you find your way with the question: 

Why would you be looking for therapy? When we’d say, for example, it is for anxiety, depression and its opposite, for family expectations, loss, issues with relationships or self esteem, we try to get across how we feel. But in the privacy of our own thoughts, what we do really feel tends to be more difficult to put into words.

I'll work with you to explore your personal 'Why' and what you make of it with the different aspects of your life. Each approach is tailored to your individual needs - not a formula.

What are the sessions for? On the one hand, to help you with your struggles or distress, and when feeling ‘stuck’, to look for ways to change. On the other hand, they are about getting to know yourself better.

Have you tried to change things with new year resolutions or positive thoughts, but found that parts of your life remain perplexing or hard to come to terms with?

I have been working with talking therapy and imagery to get in touch with such elusive, difficult aspects. What would they mean to you? In the sessions, together we'll discover patterns from the past, and new ways for the future.

We can meet with FaceTime (or similar), and by telephone.

Consulting room in central St. Albans.

Luke

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychotherapy work of twenty years with a wide range of referrals and complex problems, in the NHS out-patients largely at St Thomas' Hospital, London, and in private practice.

I bring into play psychoanalytic and Jungian orientations, for personal and training therapy.

  • Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists, London, UK pioneer of pluralist psychoanalytic training.
  • Member of The Guild's Ethics Committee.
  • Registered Psychotherapist Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) in the Psychoanalytic and Jungian section (CPJA).
  • PhD, University College London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Balance of work, family, personal life

Life changes, Meaning and direction in life

Intimations of one's mortality

Training therapy

Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

At an initial consultation we’ll discuss your questions, your circumstances and individual needs.

It is not meant to be a formal assessment. Rather, it would be a time for us to listen to what brings you to psychotherapy or counselling, and have a chance to think about the next step. We'd also discuss the fees, but this initial consultation is without charge.

Luke

St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Psychotherapy for training Personal psychotherapy is a vital part of professional development.

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Dr Luke Siorvanes

Dr Luke Siorvanes