We are qualified analytical psychotherapists with over twenty-five years’ clinical experience working in Tufnell Park (Camden, Islington, and near to Haringey), North London. We work with individuals and couples. We offer:
- Short and long term counselling
- Analytical/Relational Psychotherapy
- Art Therapy
Psychotherapy and counselling are helpful if you are feeling stuck in your life or experiencing problems in your relationships with friends, partners or families. You may be feeling isolated, depressed, anxious, confused or struggling with panic attacks or feelings which may have arisen in response to a past or a recent trauma, a loss or a bereavement. You may be concerned about questions related to your sexuality or other issues of identity. Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your work and fears for the future, or conflicts in relation to pregnancy and parenting. Your life might feel constricted by insomnia, phobias, eating problems, and addictions. You might be feeling concerned about your, or someone else’s, use of alcohol and/or drugs. Perhaps your experience of your age has brought you to a crisis.
We offer a confidential relationship in which you can explore the ways in which your unhappiness prevents you living more fully. Through our conversations together we open out other perspectives on your experience and its unconscious aspects. Our focus is to enable you to articulate your experiences and to discover new ways of being in your life.
Sometimes you may feel that there isn’t any language for the suffering you have undergone or for your pain in the present. You may feel that there is no-one with whom you can “be yourself”. The experience of being listened to by a psychotherapist can enable you to explore the sources of your feelings of weariness, anxiety, conflict, isolation, loss. Reflecting with your therapist on your memories, dreams, thoughts, feelings, and fantasies can help to break the circularity of feeling stuck and to discover your own unique capacities for living more creatively and more resiliently. Art therapy offers you the opportunity to explore your experiences in images as well as in words.
We are experienced in working with people from diverse class, cultural, and religious backgrounds and different sexualities. We also work with people who are academics and creative artists. Our philosophical studies have enabled us to extend our attunement as analytical psychotherapists to the individual and very different ways in which individuals struggle to speak of their lives.
Mary Lynne Ellis, B.A., Dip. Art Therapy, Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy UKCP, M.A. Art Therapy, M.A. Modern European Philosophy, the Relational School, IARPP, The Refugee Therapy Centre, AGIP, Society for Existential Analysis, BAAT, British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision.
Noreen O’Connor, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Contemporary European Philosophy), Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. The Relational School, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Society for Existential Analysis, member of the teaching faculty of The Refugee Therapy Centre.
If you would like to arrange an initial consultation to discuss how counselling and psychotherapy might be helpful to you, please phone us on 020 7687 2206 or email us directly by clicking on MaryLynneEllis@gmail.com or email@example.com
Fees: £70 (some lower cost places may be available)