Yoni Pinkas - Psychotherapist, BPC Registered
Seeking help is not easy. Often, it is more difficult than letting things stay the way they are.
I can offer you a safe and confidential space to think about these things in your life that aren’t working, and am committed to helping you challenge the usual way of going about things.
This might be around difficult events or life transitions, such as changes in employment or relationships, the loss of a loved one, illness, or a threat to life. In some cases, people struggle with low mood, anxiety, or feelings of loneliness, without exactly being sure why. We often find ourselves feeling stuck in the same place, or doing the same things over and over. We experience complex tensions and dilemmas surrounding friends and family life, personal development, work, and more, with no clear solution in sight. There might also be a general desire to think about and make sense of your life, to face your patterns and fears, and to change the way you do and see things. In these situations, psychotherapy allows you to freely and safely explore things with a professional, in a non-judgemental and confidential environment.
Throughout your psychotherapy sessions, you will have the opportunity to raise issues that are currently on your mind and to explore underlying matters and themes, some of which you may not be completely aware. I will listen to you closely and will work with you to uncover the difficult areas of your life, and to think about things you might not ordinarily think about.
I offer individual and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults of all ages, in English and Hebrew.
My practice is located at HQ Therapy Rooms, 83a Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB, short walking distance from both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Stations.
Any treatment, whether group or individual, begins with an initial consultation period.
There will usually be two or three consultation sessions, each lasting 60 minutes, in which the two of us will meet and see if working together is possible and wanted.
Throughout the consultation you will have the opportunity to reflect on the issues that are on your mind, and consider options for treatment.
Consultation session, 60 minutes – £80
This is a typically long-term, open, emotionally focused, and unstructured psychological treatment, in which the patient is invited to talk about whatever may be on his or her mind. It is greatly informed by psychoanalytic theory, which aims to explore unconscious processes. Though this exploration is often difficult, important themes and repeated patterns can emerge and promote new understandings about ourselves, as well as a greater sense of fulfillment and freedom.
Session of psychodynamic psychotherapy, 50 minutes – £70
We spend life as part of many groups – our family, at school, at work - and the psychotherapy group aims to reflect this very meaningful aspect of our lives.
Like in individual sessions, patients are invited to share whatever comes to their mind. Though opening up to a group of people we don’t know can be daunting, the group may also offer a greater sense of support and commonality. Patients in groups often find that many of their own experiences and difficulties are in fact shared by others, promoting a sense of empowerment and reducing loneliness.
Session of group psychotherapy, one and a half hours - £40
I provide individual and group supervision for clinicians from different backgrounds working in various settings. I work through a psychodynamic framework which can be applied to a range of modalities and provide new perspectives to your work.
Individual clinical supervision, 50 minutes - £70
A reduced fee may be considered for those on low income.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten year's experience working with adolescents and adults of all ages, from various backgrounds, individually and within groups. I have provided both long and short-term treatments in the UK and abroad, in various organisations and institutions, including the voluntary sector and the NHS, as well as in private practice.
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, registered with The British Psychoanalytic Council (registration number: 22120). I am also a group-work practitioner, trained at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. I hold an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel-Aviv University, where I have also trained in psychotherapy and group facilitation.
I am also a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, a graduate member of The British Psychological Society (registration number: 411862) and a registered psychologist with the Israeli Ministry of Health (license no. 27-122497).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- 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
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Consultation session, 1 hour and 15 minutes – £100
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy, 50 minute session – £70
- Group psychotherapy, one and a half hour session - £40
- Clinical Supervision, 50 minutes - £70
For patients on low income a reduced fee may be considered.
To arrange an initial consultation, or for an informal conversation, please contact me via email or phone, or use the contact form on my website.
My practice is located at HQ Therapy Rooms, 83a Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB, short walking distance from both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Stations (overground).
Nearby bus lines: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 488
Please note that my room is on the 2nd floor and only accessible by stairs.
* I offer therapy in both English and Hebrew
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Practice is located on 2nd floor accessible only by stairs.
I have some availability throughout the week, at different times. Please be in touch so we can discuss this.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer psychodynamically orientated supervision for one-to-one psychotherapy, in group and individual settings. .View supervision profile