Stella DuffyExistential psychotherapist
My training in existential psychotherapy means that while I am happy to work with a variety of issues, I am especially interested in supporting you to consider your choices, your responsibility for your own life, and how you want to live that life in the wider context of the people around you.
I have in-person availability on Tuesdays and work online on Monday and Friday.
Before training as a therapist, I worked for many years as a writer and theatremaker. I have a passionate belief in both the creativity of every person and the value of supporting people to explore their own creative approaches to life's dilemmas. As a qualified yoga teacher, I am interested in embodied approaches to therapeutic work, which I personally found useful in my recoveries from cancers and in living with the experience of early medical menopause.
I am in the final year of a doctorate training in Existential Psychotherapy. My doctoral research is in the embodied experience of postmenopause – while there has been a recent surge of interest in menopause, there is a real lack of attention paid to the rest of our lives and how we might best live them.
Alongside my private practice, I also work in a low-cost community mental health service with individuals and run a therapy group on ageing. I have previously worked in hospice bereavement support and NHS cancer support working with both patients and carers.
I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP 393483) and, while I complete my doctorate, a trainee member of UKCP. I work in accordance with UKCP policies and Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
You can read more about me here: www.stelladuffytherapy.co.uk
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Individual therapy sessions are £70 and each session lasts 50 minutes.
Couples therapy sessions are £95, sessions are also 50 minutes.
I offer a 30 minute introductory session online for £30 for us to consider how we might work together.
Training and qualifications
Masters level training in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, the New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy/Middlesex University.
PGDip Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, the New School of Counselling and Psychotherapy/Middlesex University.