Qualified as analytical psychotherapists for over thirty years, we practise 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
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, inertia, or feelings which may have arisen in response to a past or recent trauma, experiences of abuse, loss, or 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 may be wondering if you are suffering from burnout. You might be feeling concerned about your, or someone else’s, use of alcohol and/or drugs. Pains with no obvious physical cause may be troubling you. Perhaps your experience of your age has brought you to a crisis.
We offer a confidential relationship in which you, in your own time, 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. You may wish to bring personal writing, drawings, paintings, photographs, or digital images to your sessions as a way of articulating your experiences.
We are experienced in working with people from diverse class, cultural, and religious backgrounds and different sexualities. Recognition of the effects of discrimination on individuals’ lives and identities is crucial to our practice. We also work with people who are academics and creative artists. Our philosophical phenomenological studies are vital to our attunement as analytical psychotherapists to the individual and very different ways in which individuals struggle to speak of their lives.
If you would like to arrange an initial consultation with either Mary Lynne Ellis or Noreen O’Connor 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
Fees: £80 (some lower cost places may be available)