Vladimir Urban, UKCP Reg., PGDip, Adv Dip
As an existential therapist I work with the notion that life is both great and difficult at the same time and everyone desires happiness and a meaningful life. Each of us has experienced psychological and emotional distress as it is inevitable part of ‘being alive’. I will offer you a safe and non-judgemental environment where you can explore how your distress and difficulties affect you, what meaning they have for you and how you could manage them in your own unique way as there is not a one-size fits all solution.
Therapy as a collaborative and unique process will increase your self-awareness and self-understanding which will cast light on the unreflective and repetitive patterns of relating to yourself and others. Therefore, it is in therapy where you can start relating to your difficulties, yourself and others in a different way and make changes to your life so you can live more fully and meaningfully.
The therapist-client relationship is crucial, therefore we use the initial session to determine if we can work together. If you feel I am not the right therapist for you I can refer you to someone else.
I work with individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Existential Psychotherapist accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy and member of Society for Existential Analysis.
I trained for five years at Regent’s University London, completing the Postgraduate Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. I abide by the code of ethics of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy.
In addition to my private practice I work with bereaved clients at St. Joseph Hospice in Hackney and lead group therapy sessions at Claremont Project in Islington.
I had worked for 12 years with people with mental health issues and learning difficulties before becoming a psychotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Session cost: individuals £70, couples £90
I do hold some low cost places available for psychotherapy trainees and those on low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Slovak, Czech|
Monday to Friday evenings available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|