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 UKCP accredited and BACP registered psychotherapist. Resolute Therapy is my East London based psychotherapy practice, where I work with adults from all walks of life, all genders and sexual and relationship 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, queer woman and an immigrant to the UK. 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 and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.
Alongside private practice, I worked at Metro Centre in their targeted LGBTQ+ counselling service, as 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 an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their codes of ethics and complaints procedures.
My UKCP membership number is 2011166268 and my BACP registration number is 304160.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision. I hold professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
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
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- 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