Anna Sergent: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, London, E20 London, N4
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Anna Sergent

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist
London E20 , London N4
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About Me

The reason for your decision to seek therapy at this point in your life may seem more or less clear to you. Perhaps something is not quite right and you seem to approach repetitive issues. Perhaps you find that you follow other people's wishes and you look at yourself through other people's eyes. It is difficult to know your own identity and sense of self. Perhaps you struggle with thinking about your relationships, work, decisions, or life in general. To quote Marion Woodman: "There is no point talking about being true to yourself until you realise what voice you are being true to". Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy may bring you closer to what is true for you as an individual.

My particular interest in working as a psychotherapist stems from my varied experiences in the mental health field. At present, apart from working at my private practice, I am a senior counsellor and assessment worker for Highbury Counselling Centre in London. In the past my work included supporting young people involved in gangs, adults who needed psychiatric hospitalisation, and domestic violence victims. I have also worked in management positions, including managing a unit for adults with autism. In addition to my work in mental health services, I was also involved in a tech startup where I was in charge of recruitment and career training for young adults. This allowed me to combine my expertise in mental health with my passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.

As a psychotherapist, I provide a non-judgemental and compassionate therapeutic space. My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in psychoanalytic theories. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy focuses on the unconscious. It is based on the belief that our early experiences, especially in childhood, shape our personality and behaviour in adulthood. As human beings, we construct certain patterns of relating to the world and other people. We developed these patterns through our earliest attachments and as adults, we play out these templates or patterns that we acquired when we were children. In some cases, these learned patterns work well allowing the person to live a fulfilled life. However, in other cases, these patterns and repetitions may bring considerable difficulty. Sometimes the work in therapy focuses on recognising, understanding, and transforming no longer serving patterns so that the person does not need to repeat what causes them to suffer. Instead, there is more freedom to think about your choices, identity, and place in society.

From my perspective, the patient and the therapist are active participants in the transformation process. As a therapist, I am not an authority figure. Instead, I provide you with the support and the space to figure things out in your own way.

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Locations

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First Practice
Address
Anna Sergent
23 Logan Close
Newham
London
E20 1FF

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Second Practice
Address
Highbury Counselling Centre
Highbury & Islington
London
N4 3JD

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Burnout/Work-Related Stress
Finding meaning
Interpersonal relationships
Panic attacks
Personality disorders
Self-esteem
Self-harm
Trauma
Addiction
Suicidal thoughts

Therapy offered

In person
On video

Client groups

Adult

Fees

I charge a sliding scale fee between £45- £60 per session

I offer a low-fee option for students of £35 per session. 

Training and qualifications

Psychology (MA) Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Foundation Certificate) The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Analytic Psychology (in clinical training) The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy

Verified professional membership

TRAINEE: UK Council for Psychotherapy