Constanze Gilbert Integrative psychotherapist , SE1


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About me


I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering integrative therapy in a group practice conveniently located at London Bridge, as well as at a peaceful space in Crystal Palace. I have practiced as a therapist in primary care (GP surgeries) as well in the charitable sector for many years, which has included resolving a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, and addictions. I work with individuals and couples and offer therapy in English and German language.

When Therapy Can Help

Therapy can be the gateway to living your life more fully and connecting more deeply with yourself and others.
Whether there is something missing in your life or some loss of direction, therapy can help you regain your sense of balance and discover new perspectives, with the fresh eyes of awareness.

What You Can Expect

Whether you wish to look at a current issue or something more deeply-rooted, I offer a secure and confidential space where you can be heard and listened to.

The therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. This mutual encounter can create a sense of trust and shared curiosity about your needs, thus opening the door to your self-expression. When the unfolding of your therapeutic process happens at your pace, new insights can safely be voiced and integrated.

I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy with individuals, couples, and small groups. I regard a "couple" in its wider sense and welcome two relationship partners as much as family members, friends, and work colleagues. I practice counselling and mediation, whereby I hold the space for you to become the experts of your own interpersonal problems.

What is Integrative Psychotherapy?

Integrative counselling and psychotherapy is a unique therapeutic approach based on contemporary research and teaching methods.

 

My integrative approach is based on psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. I combine components of attachment theory, Gestalt, and relational psychotherapy. I also lean on mindfulness therapies (including MBCT for stress relief, depression and addictions).

Furthermore, I am curious about the role of the body as part of psychological healing. Neuroscience has shown a significant link between the mind and body in emotion regulation and the healing of trauma. Experts now talk about the concept of "bodymind”, the combination of our body's experience with our thinking. Accessing the wisdom of the bodymind can lead to more balanced decisions and a greater sense of relatedness with others. If such a process seems right for you, I may include aspects of body psychotherapy to support you.

I am interested in issues of belonging in a multi-cultural society and work in English and German language.

Where do I go from here?

Please feel to telephone me if you want to know more or to see if I can help. The first session will provide the space for you to explore your options and get a sense of my way of working. If you wish to commence therapy, you may start with just a few sessions or a block of 12 as a good grounding. You may then complete or wish to deepen your exploration with a more open-ended process. Whatever you decide, we will regularly review this together as your process unfolds.

Training and qualifications

M.A. and Adv. Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling - The Minster Centre / Middlesex University
Certificate in Deep Bodywork - Entelia Institute
Accredited Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Certificate in Working with Families & Significant Others - Action on Addiction

I continue to study Postural Integration, an integrative body psychotherapy, at Entelia Institute, London.

Fees

I charge £70 per hour. The first session lasts one full hour and subsequent sessions are of 50 minutes duration. Couples' sessions are of a full hour's duration and cost £90 for weekly, and £130 for fortnightly attendance.

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42 Borough High Street, SE1 1XW
Address
Number 42 Psychotherapy & Wellbeing Practice
42 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1XW

14 Freethorpe Close, SE19 3LX
Address
The Crystal Palace Practice
14 Freethorpe Close
Crystal Palace
London
SE19 3LX