Ondine Smulders Existential psychotherapist , EC1M
Are you dealing with a crisis or are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Have you lost your sense of direction or do you just want to talk about a particular issue, for example feeling anxious or depressed? I am here to listen to you and to understand your experience.
In my role as psychotherapist, I offer a safe and confidential setting to help you explore and clarify areas of your life where you are struggling to gain insight. No subject is off limits and I will not ask you to talk about anything you do not feel comfortable with nor will I tell you what to do.
I consider therapy a special conversation in which you will have the opportunity to talk about what is important to you and to reflect on your life while I pay close attention so that I may come to understand your world and your relationships.
I hope that our work will help you be get to know yourself a bit better, give you the chance to explore new avenues, and make you feel more able to face life’s challenges, both today and in the future.
Training and qualifications
I am a qualified psychotherapist and existential analyst. I have a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) from Regent's University.
I am accredited through the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by its code of Ethics and Conduct. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (www.existentialanalysis.org.uk).
I have experience of providing both long-term and short-term individual therapy. I have also facilitated groups for anxiety and depression. I have worked in the NHS, at Mind and with clients affected by domestic violence.
Before training as a Psychotherapist, I worked for more than a decade in investment banking followed by more than a decade as an economist/political analyst in a think-tank/publishing house. My banking and publishing jobs gave me first-hand experience of the highly competitive and stressful nature of these work environments.
Full fee: £75
I offer a few concessionary therapy places during working hours.
If you think you may be interested in starting therapy, please get in touch with me either by phone or email.
I offer an initial introductory meeting to all potential clients because I understand that beginning therapy is not easy and talking to a stranger about personal problems can be challenging. I believe that this can help clients to decide if they feel at ease talking to me and if my approach is right for them. The charge for this meeting is £40.
13 Charterhouse Square