Ondine Smulders Existential psychotherapist , EC1M

Are you dealing with a sudden crisis or are you feeling overwhelmed by life? Have you lost your sense of direction or do you just want to talk about a particular issue, for example feeling anxious or depressed?

Isn't it time you felt a little better? I am here to listen to you and to understand your experience.

In my role as psychotherapist, I offer a safe and confidential setting to help you explore and clarify areas of your life where you are struggling to gain insight. No subject is off limits and I will not ask you to talk about anything you do not feel comfortable with nor will I tell you what to do. 

I consider therapy a special conversation in which you will have the opportunity to talk about what is important to you and to reflect on your life while I pay close attention so that I may come to understand your world and your relationships. 

I hope that our work will help you be get to know yourself a bit better, give you the chance to explore new avenues, and make you feel more able to face life’s challenges, both today and in the future.

 

Training and qualifications

I am a qualified psychotherapist and existential analyst. I have a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) from Regent's University.  

I am accredited through the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and abide by its code of Ethics and Conduct. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (www.existentialanalysis.org.uk).

I have experience of providing both long-term and short-term individual therapy. I have also facilitated groups for anxiety and depression. I have worked in the NHS, at Mind and with clients affected by domestic violence. 

Before training as a Psychotherapist, I worked for more than a decade in investment banking followed by more than a decade as an economist/political analyst in a think-tank/publishing house. My banking and publishing jobs gave me first-hand experience of the highly competitive and stressful nature of these work environments.

Fees

Full fee: from £75 depending on the location.

I offer a few concessionary therapy places during working hours. Please feel free to ask me about this. 

If you think you may be interested in starting therapy, please get in touch with me either by phone or email.   

I offer an initial introductory meeting to all potential clients because I understand that beginning therapy is not easy and talking to a stranger about personal problems can be challenging. I believe that this can help clients to decide if they feel at ease talking to me and if my approach is right for them. The charge for this meeting is £40.

 

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