Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis near St Paul's, Cannon Street, Bank and Mansion House in the City of London
PSY-Practice City of London, Cannon Street and St Paul's, is a group of highly skilled, experienced psychotherapists. We offer prompt consultation for those interested in the therapeutic benefits of a “talking cure” in premises accessible to St Paul's, Cannon Street, Bank, and Mansion House in the City of London.
We have substantial experience working in counsellor / psychotherapist practices and within counselling and psychotherapy services in the NHS, universities, charities and private practice. The therapy we offer at PSY-Practice City of London is non-judgmental and confidential.
Some of the issues we work with include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and sexual issues, addiction issues, anger and bereavement. Our counselling and psychotherapy work is informed and thus enriched by the theoretical and clinical rigour of also working within the Lacanian tradition of psychoanalysis.
To contact us individually please click here: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]. Or message us via our email contact form.
Why Contact a Psychotherapist?
People come for therapy, be it counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, for the whole gamut of worries and symptoms, or for problems dealing with the rites of passage in life. While talking to friends, family or loved ones can be part of building relationships, talking about personal issues to a trained therapist - who listens attentively and without judgement - gives us an occasion to begin to identify the causes and reasons for what ails us.
At some stage in our lives we may all encounter moments of stress, or worry, that impact our emotional health. However, on our own, it can prove difficult to move on or to change our relationship to life, especially when there is a sense of impasse, generalised depression or ongoing feelings of anxiety. Realising that certain problems, patterns of behaviour or types of relationship repeat in our lives - reasons for which we may have scant understanding - may lead us to contact a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychoanalyst.
It is a realisation that something does not work in our lives and that some change is vital.
For some of us, the source of suffering may reflect a purely personal or relationship difficulty. For others it may also relate to a wider unease over our place and reference points in a world changing ever faster culturally and politically. But how to effect personal change still eludes us.
The space of a session is one in which it is possible for a therapist or analyst to listen very carefully to what is being said, to elicit and begin to hear something of the many threads of our lives, traces of speech and experiences of suffering that have affected each singular person, in mind and body. As such, our experience and orientation teaches us that symptoms will not go away until we have heard what they want to say and grasped something about their function and complex cause in a person's life.
As such, the treatment of counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalysis at PSY-Practice City - offered in confidence and at one's own pace - begins in a very small way, with an invitation for each person to start a process of speaking about what is difficult in life. It offers an occasion to articulate things that it may not have felt possible to say to anyone else before.
It is by engaging with the impasses that our symptoms present - gradually elaborating with the words most familiar to us - that a path to negotiate our singular difficulties can open up.
It becomes possible from this process to extract the dictums and axioms by which we live our lives, often without conscious awareness. There arises something of how the fabric of each singular identity has been constructed, making it possible to explore what underlies the more self-evident truths of our lives. And then to effect change - if we so wish.
How Does Therapy Begin?
After an initial consultation, a number of preliminary sessions may be offered to give you time to gauge for yourself whether you wish to continue to work with a particular counsellor, psychoherapist or psychoanalyst at PSY-Practice. Your therapist will discuss with you an appropriate fee, together with the frequency of sessions envisaged. The duration of a treatment depends entirely on individual preference and how far each person wishes to go with the pathways that open up.
For an initial consultation, please send a message via our email contact form specifying a therapist if you have a preference. Or contact us at our individual psy-practice email addresses. If you prefer, please do leave a message on our contact phone number 07812 472 286.
they will be enormous once one becomes aware of them."
Jacques Lacan, 1977
There tends to be a reduction of the symptom
by way of its meaning, its history, its logic.
It can then be written otherwise, [...]"
Eric Laurent, 2016
Forthcoming Programme - London Society of the NLS of Psychoanalysis
- Saturday 18th January 2020 2-6pm - Birkbeck, Malet Street (Room 541)
Main entrance: Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London. WC1E 7JL
Alexandre Stevens (Vice President of the NLS) and Luc Vander Vennet (from one fellow society in the NLS, Kring Voor Psychoanalyse) will join us to work on the theme of the upcoming NLS Congress. This will take place in Ghent in the last weekend of June 2020, under the title: Interpretation: From Truth to Event.
Alexandre Stevens will give a theoretical paper to develop the theme and orient our work. This will be followed by three clinical cases from Luc Vander Vennet (AMS, Kring Voor Psychoanalyse), Susana Huler (AMS, London Society of the NLS) and Peggy Papada (London Society of the NLS).
- Saturday 14th December 2019 2-5.00pm - Birkbeck University (Room G23)
Malet Street WC1H 0PD
NLS Seminar with Bruno de Halleux
“An Interpretation that Wakes One Up!”
Bruno de Halleux gives the first of our NLS Seminars preparing for the XVIII NLS Congress, which will take place in Ghent in the last weekend of June 2020.
- Saturday 30th November 2019 2-5.30pm - 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.
London Society Reading Seminar: Desire and its Interpretation
The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: Book VI
Susana Huler presents with Michele Julien (Practitioner at PSY-Practice City of London).
Following the path opened by Spinoza and Freud, Lacan places Desire in the centre of the psychoanalytical operation. This movement of the Being is coalescent with its interpretation. This is why Lacan says that desire is of the Other, that it depends on the Other. This seminar reveals deep secrets of the clinic and uncovers the most hidden of them: that there is no Other of the Other and Hamlet will never know if it is preferable to be or not to be. Dreams are shown to be the real path to the unconscious…
Presentation 2: Dreams and their Connection with the Real
- Saturday 26th October 2019 10.30am-12.305pm - 43 Gordon Square, Rm G04, London WC1H 0PD.
The Dream: Interpretation and Use (A Research Seminar towards the WAP Congress)
Susana Huler: “The Real in the Dream”
Sophia Berouka: “Uses of the Dream in Lacanian Practice”. (Practitioner at PSY-Practice City of London).
The theme for the forthcoming Congress of the WAP, The Dream: Its Interpretation and its Use in Lacanian Practice, to be held in Buenos Aires in April 2020, takes us from the very origins of psychoanalysis to the cutting edge of its contemporary practice…
The birth of psychoanalysis is tied to the Freudian postulate that every dream is the disguised fulfilment of an unconscious wish... Yet the experience of the practice led Freud to consider possible exceptions to this fundamental principle: the anxiety dream, the nightmare, traumatic dreams where the dreamer is brought into confrontation with something of the real...
- Saturday 29th June 2019 2-5pm - 43 Gordon Square, Rm G04, London WC1H 0PD
Formation of the Analyst: Analysis, Supervision, Pass
Keynote address on Supervision by special guest Patricia Tassara, from the Escuela Lacania de Psicanalisis del Campo Freudian in Spain. Presentation on Supervision by Sophia Berouka, Member of London Society of the NLS. (Practitioner at PSY-Practice City of London.) Presentations on Supervision by Philip Dravers and Janet Haney, Members of the London Society and Members of the NLS.
Centrally based for Bank, Cannon Street, Mansion House and St Paul's in Queen Victoria Street, EC4N. We are situated next to Mansion House (District Line) tube, three minutes by foot both from Bank (Central, Northern, DLR and Waterloo & City Lines) and from Cannon Street (District Line and Overground Rail). Swift access from the Docklands and Canary Wharf using DLR. And we are easily accessible from Cannon Street, London Bridge, Blackfriars, Bankside and Waterloo Railway stations, plus most areas in the City of London, East London, Central, South and South-East London.