Laura Chernaik: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, London, E10
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Dr Laura Chernaik

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist
London E10
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About Me

I am a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytical psychotherapist, offering once-or twice- or thrice-weekly psychoanalysis  or psychotherapy to a wide range of people with questions to do with anxiety, depression, or ways of living and being. I also offer couples therapy. I have space available for supervision for either trainees (weekly) or practitioners (monthly). Having had an international clientele for many years, I have extensive experience of working online. Sessions can be in-person in my consulting room in East London, online  (video-call), or walk-and-talk in Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes. As a psychoanalytical psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and supervisor, my approach is based on listening. A psychoanalytical approach emphasises thoughtfulness and change; the therapeutic approach reminds us that care and compassion are the heart of the work. If you would like  individual psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, couples psychotherapy or  psychoanalysis, or supervision please get in touch.

I offer a free 20 minute phone or video-chat to anyone considering psychotherapy or looking for a supervisor--email me and we'll find a good time for a free 20 minute consultation.

As well as individual and couples psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, from once-weekly to 5 times a week,  I also offer supervision for trainees and practitioners, including work with trainees, psychiatric social workers, art therapists, clinical psychologists, and others wishing to reflect on the psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical aspects of their work with clients.This can be in-person or online. 

If you would like to talk about supervision or psychoanalysis/psychotherapy, please get in touch and we'll schedule a short, 20 minute phone or video consultation at a time that’s mutually convenient. I have good availability for supervision or for long-term psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.  And, I offer a free 20 minute video call, if you have questions.

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, psychoanalysis, or supervision in East London (Leyton, Walthamstow, Dalston, and Hackney). I specialise in anxiety, depression, and questions about ways of living. Sessions can be once-weekly or 2-5 times a week. Please contact me via my website or mobile 07947 330 631 or click the Contact button or Book Now button. If you are interested in walk-and-talk, Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes are nearby. If you are a trainee or practitioner looking for a supervisor, please get in touch.

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; we can explore a new way of being in the world.

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 your feelings and ideas. Are you anxious or depressed?

Do you sometimes wonder what effect the past has had on you?

Do you have questions about relationships and sexuality?

Every analysand is unique and the questions are wide-ranging and unexpected.

I also work with couples. If you are interested in couples therapy (£130 per session, free 20 minute consultation), please contact me.

I also offer psychoanalyical and reflective supervision for practitioners and trainees. If you would like to reflect on the psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical aspects of your work with clients, 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 20 minute phone or video appointments for people who want to chat or who are considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis or supervision. If you are considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis or supervision please make contact via my website or email me on [email protected] or phone 07947 330 631.

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 on the day.

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89 Seymour Road
E10 7LZ


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Cultural issues
Gender diversity
Interpersonal relationships
Sexuality and LGBTQ
Finding meaning

Therapy offered

In person
On video

Client groups



Free 20 minute phone or video-call for those considering psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, or supervision, phone 07947 330 631 or contact or [email protected]

Session fee: £80

Supervision fee:  £80

Couples Therapy session fee: £130

Please enquire for concessions

Training and qualifications

Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist no. 2011171510

Member, Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Member, the Guild of Psychotherapists

Member, The College of Psychoanalysts-UK

PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California at Santa Cruz (1995)

Verified professional membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

My articles

Meet the Therapist: Laura Chernaik

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