Dr Laura Chernaik Psychoanalytic psychotherapist , E10
Do you want time and space to talk?
I'll listen. That's the heart of psychotherapy. My name is Dr Laura Chernaik; I offer open-ended psychoanalytical psychotherapy in East London (Leyton, Walthamstow, Dalston, and Hackney) addressed to the individual client. This can be once-weekly or 2-5 times a week. Please contact me via my website https://www.laurachernaik.com or mobile 07947 330 631 for a free fifteen minute phone-call about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy. Or click the Contact button or Book Now button to make an appointment for the initial consultation.
Psychoanalytical psychotherapy is a mixture of two processes. Psychoanalysis focuses on listening and questioning; it is a thoughtful way to explore what it is that you desire. It can open up a space for change. Psychotherapy is care: the therapeutic aspects of the work. Each psychoanalytical psychotherapy is different, a mixture of analytic and therapeutic processes. It can open up possibilities; it can help you find stability and a way of living with whatever challenges life poses.
Psychotherapy is talk-therapy. A psychotherapist listens with her heart. As we work together, something unpredictable and unknowable happens.
It's rare to be truly listened to, and that's what psychoanalysis or psychotherapy offer--a chance to be heard, a chance to explore questions that mean a lot to you. What is important to you? What do you think and feel? What do your ideas and feelings mean to you?
Do you sometimes wonder what effect the past has had on you? Do you want to find ways to think differently about the past?
Do you have questions about relationships and sexuality?
What brought you to London? What effect has migration had on your life?
Do you want to talk about issues or questions to do with work?
Every analysand is unique and the questions are wide-ranging and unexpected.
I'm expanding my practice to include work with couples. If you are interested in couples therapy, please contact me.
Artistic practices, from writing to the visual arts, are a particular interest of mine. Would you like to talk through ideas for your artistic practice? Are you working on interdisciplinary or experimental genres and would you like to explore relations between theory and practice?
I offer free 15 minute phone appointments for people considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. If you are considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis and you'd like to talk for 15 minutes, please make contact via my website https://www.laurachernaik.com or email me on [email protected] or phone 07947 330 631 to book a free 15 minute phone appointment.
To make an appointment for the initial consultation please click the Contact button or Book now button on this Welldoing page. If you make the appointment for the initial consultation via this Welldoing page, you will be asked to pay in advance. If you contact me via [email protected] or 07947 330 631 you will have the option of paying in cash on the day.
Training and qualifications
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist no. 2011171510
Member, Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Member, The College of Psychoanalysts-UK
PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz (1995)
Free phone-call to discuss psychotherapy or psychoanalysis: 07947 330 631 or contact https://www.laurachernaik.com or [email protected]
Initial Consultation Fee: £80
Session Fee: £70 (sliding scale, £50-£80)
Couples therapy Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Relational Issues often worked with:
AnxietyCultural issuesDepressionGender identityInterpersonal relationshipsSexuality issuesTrauma Availability:
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89 Seymour Road
Lea Bridge Station is 5 minutes away. Buses 48, 55, 56, 58, and 158 are 5 minutes away. Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow (Victoria Line), Leyton (Central Line), and Dalston Kingsland/Dalston Junction (Overground) are also close.
The initial consultation is face-to-face, but, after that, if, for example, you travel for work, we can agree a combination of face-to-face and online sessions.