Yvonne LentgeBody psychotherapy psychotherapist
Body Psychotherapy is a holistic approach to psychotherapy which works with the person as a whole - mind, body and soul. We will usually start by talking in chairs and often this takes up the whole session but there are also possibilities to work sitting on the floor, lying on a mat or massage table, standing up or moving around. The way we work will depend on what feels helpful for you at that moment. Together we will explore what supports you to feel secure & grounded, to take your space, to feel comfortable in your own skin, to feel connected to the world around you and to embody your experience of being who you are with fullness and ease.
I work collaboratively and creatively with my clients and have many years' experience as a client myself, having worked with therapists from a variety of different psychotheraputic approaches including Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Biodynamic and Body Psychotherapy.
I have 20+ years experience of working in the voluntary sector, to which I am still deeply committed and which informs and nourishes my psychotherapy work in numerous ways. For over 15 years I worked for the mental health charity Mind, helping people to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing, supporting and training volunteers and delivering Mental Health Awareness training to staff teams from organisations across all sectors.
As a third generation holocaust survivor and second generation East German escapee, born in the UK and living in London, I have a deeply personal interest in issues relating to identity, ancestry, cultural heritage, intergenerational process, survival and inherited trauma. As a woman born in the 1970s I am interested in issues of female identity related to sexuality, relationships, motherhood, childlessness, bio-psycho-social process and new forms of community.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
The fee is £45 per session in Ewell and £50 per session in Old Street. Appointments for are 60 minutes once a week at the same time. Payment will be in cash for the first meeting and is usually in cash for each session after that however I will accept bank transfers for ongoing sessions if preferred.
To arrange to talk to me on the phone free of charge or to book an initial appointment please give me a call or send me a text or an email. I am happy to answer any questions over the phone as best I can. If I am not available when you call I will get back to you as soon as possible or we can arrange to talk at a mutually convenient time. I aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.
Training and qualifications
I am a senior Body Psychotherapy trainee at CBPC (Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre) working towards accreditation with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy). I started my training in 2013 after qualifying as a Biodynamic Massage Therapist with LSBP (London Centre for Biodynamic Psychotherapy). I am registered as a trainee body psychotherapist with UKCP and am a professional member of ABMT (Association of Biodynamic Massage Therapists). I have been working with body psychotherapy clients continuously since Autumn 2016.