Noemi Lakmaier, MBACP, MA, PgDip
Living can be a challenge...
If you are struggling and are looking to reflect on the situation you find yourself in, you might be considering psychotherapy. I am here to support you in your exploration.
I am Noemi Lakmaier, a registered (MBACP) psychotherapist. Resolute Therapy is my East London based psychotherapy practice, where I work with adults from all walks of life, all genders and sexual diversities.
I believe that you are the true expert in yourself, yet at times we can all benefit from a skilled, external perspective on our problems and concerns. For me psychotherapy is not about categorising people, nor is it about establishing a diagnosis or finding a 'cure'. As your therapist, I will be alongside you and support you while we explore where you are at and where you would like to be. I endeavour to create a relationship of trust by listening and responding in such a way that anything and everything can be said, in order to bring about new possibilities and facilitate meaningful and lasting change.
I have worked with individuals experiencing a broad range of challenges that can affect us all as human beings. I identify as a disabled, bisexual woman and an immigrant to the UK and I have a particular interest in and experience with minority experiences, gender, sexuality, disability and identity. I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative, as well as kink- and poly aware therapist.
I work from an existential perspective, which means that my approach has a philosophical edge concerned with the question of what it means to be human, or in other words, what all 'this' is about'.
I originally come from a visual and performance art background, which I continue to pursue alongside my therapy practice.
How to get started
The decision to approach a counsellor or psychotherapist is a positive one, but it can also be daunting and you may have questions or anxieties about it. Please visit my website to find out more about me or contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and respond to inquiries quickly.
If you would like to take it further I will suggest a time for an initial meeting. This gives us an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and what your hopes and expectations are. I am also happy to answer question about myself and how I work. If we decide to go ahead, we will agree times and fees and discuss an agreement outlining obligations for us both. We will then meet regularly at the same time on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained as a psychotherapist at Regent's University's School of Psychology and Psychotherapy and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Alongside private practice, I worked at Metro Centre in their targeted LGBTQ+ counselling service, and am currently an honorary therapist at the Terrence Higgins Trust and at CASA Alcohol Service.
I have an arts background, hold an MA in Fine Art and also have many years experience of working as a mentor within Disability Arts settings.
I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.
My BACP registration number is 304160.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision. I hold professional indemnity insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
self employment, artistic crisis, creativity, writers block, sexual identity, gender identity, LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, disability, chronic illness, minority and marginalised experience, otherness, chemsex, HIV, non-traditional relationships (polyamory, consensual non-monogamy), Kink, BDSM
I offer an initial appointment at £50. For on-going sessions thereafter I charge between £60 and £90 per 50 minute session. This sliding scale is dependent on income.
I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative, as well as kink- and poly aware therapist.
My consulting rooms are fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilet facilities. I am very happy to discuss any access requirements you may have during, or prior to our initial meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday, and am available for both daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client