- Phone number
I currently have availability on a Monday & Wednesday afternoon.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a warm, intuitive and dynamic Psychotherapist & Counsellor- with a special interest in creative practice, based in Hackney (& online). In addition to being BACP registered, I'm a full clinical member of UKCP.
I work as a Transpersonal Integrative Therapist, which in practice means I draw on a variety of therapeutic techniques, from exploring the impact of early life dynamics on the present, to CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy).
The Transpersonal element adds depth and creativity to the process. Examples of this are: helping you find wisdom and meaning in your struggles, using creative tools (e.g. voice & sound, breath & bodywork, drawing, the written word), working with dreams and the imagination and most importantly offering space for your authentic self, who you are under the wounding and conditioning, to flourish and connect to your true desires (outside of other people’s/society’s/your inner critic's expectations of you).
I very much tailor my approach to the individual and seek to work collaboratively with you.
Whilst I have worked with a broad spectrum of issues and concerns, I have particular experience working with:
- Low Self Worth
- Codependency (this term is perhaps not so familiar if you are new to therapy but some key characteristics are): people pleasing, taking too much responsibility in any relationship (especially where one party is an addict or has destructive tendencies and the other party suffers from excessive caretaking/controlling), unhealthy boundaries, over dependency, low self-worth, poor self-care, minimising or being unable to identify your needs.
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) usually characterised as experiencing distressing unwanted thoughts, images or impulses (obsessions) which you may respond to repeatedly with rituals -either thoughts or actions- (compulsions) in an attempt to control the anxiety.
- Addiction (whether you are the person suffering or in close proximity to someone suffering)
My first session
I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to give you a feel of what it’s like to work with me. It's also an opportunity for me to get a sense of you and your concerns and explain how therapy could help you personally. You can book it by contacting me through this website or cutting and pasting the following link into your browser: https://calendly.com/srsteen/free-15-minute-consultation
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work