Constanze GilbertIntegrative psychotherapist
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering integrative therapy 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.
My specialist services are: counselling and mediation for couples; mindful self-care therapy to address burnout and vicarious trauma; and counselling for family members affected by someone else's addiction.
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 and couples. 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.
My 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 mindful therapies and offer mindfulness specifically for self-care and burnout prevention.
I also integrate body psychotherapy, which can be useful when our primary go-to is our head. Over-thinking can leave us feeling preoccupied rather than having the head space we actually need. Embodied therapy can be a safe and playful way to unlock the wisdom of our felt experience. It's like thinking with our body. When we listen to its powerful message, we can come to integrate the mind and body, feeling more whole.
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.
Issues often worked with
I usually charge £85 per hour. The first session lasts one full hour and subsequent sessions are of 50 minutes duration. Couples' sessions are between 60 and 75 mins and cost £110 (weekly or fortnightly attendance).
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.