Karen Lubner


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07904 072056
Website

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Therapist - London

London WC1X
07904 072056
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I practice one-to-one integrative psychotherapy with adults, drawing on theories that shed light on human development, psychological functioning as well as current research. In particular, I use psychoanalytic theories that highlight interpersonal aspects of psychological functioning such as Object Relations and Attachment theory; and body-oriented psychotherapy. These theories share a central belief that humans are essentially social beings, and that the need for relationship is primary. How these needs are met in infancy/early childhood can significantly shape later relationships.

Implicit in my therapeutic approach is the aim of creating a holding, facilitating and empathic environment in which to relate to and make contact with the client. My approach is influenced by Rogers’ core conditions; his focus on the quality of relationship between therapist and client; and Kohut’s contribution that a client needs to feel accepted and understood before defensive patterns can be tackled.Drawing from contemporary psychoanalysis (influenced by Rogers), I place emphasis on working with the therapeutic relationship in the here-and-now, and viewing the therapeutic relationship as vehicle for deep change. I incorporate aspects of body-oriented psychotherapy paying attention to non-verbal communications, striving to attune to affects, gestures and rhythms of my client; by noticing my embodied counter transference and attempting to recognise the complexity of body-mind communications. I recognise that my own subjectivity impacts each therapeutic relationship.

I tend to ‘be with’ rather than ‘do things with a client’ although I do offer interpretations when I feel they might be useful.I believe that each client is unique with a capacity for self-healing although I also recognise each client’s limits, needs and capabilities.I work collaboratively inviting each client to participate in achieving his/her therapeutic goals. 

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited