We Can Help
Therapy is an effective way of dealing with personal problems. It provides a safe environment in which to talk things over and explore your feelings in a non-judgmental setting, often impossible to find elsewhere.
Therapy works by helping you understand how your life experiences are affecting you in the present, influencing the way that you think, and the way that you relate to yourself and others.
It's not easy. We do not tell you what to do. We aim to give you choices. To explore options that you may not have considered.
Our approach is called psychodynamic, which simply means that we work together. Two psyches (minds) interacting dynamically. We are not limited by any one theory or technique. Instead we work with any and every technique that is relevant to the situation.
We are professionally qualified and experienced therapists offering help for a wide range of problems and issues. Our consulting room is conveniently situated 100 yards from Mansion House tube station.
Everything discussed with your therapist is confidential. If you are willing to be honest with yourself and prepared to work, you can change your life.
Reasons for coming to therapy:
To arrange a consultation call us on 020 7760 7541 or email us at [email protected]. Sessions are charged at £70 per session. Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of each session. Concessions are available and can be discussed with your therapist.
All enquiries are treated in confidence. You will find further information on counselling, psychotherapy and our practice in the following pages which we hope you will find useful.
Points to ponder before the first meeting
Points to ponder after the first meeting
Mansion House Counselling Practice is located near Mansion House tube station on Queen Victoria Street in The City, providing Counselling and Psychotherapy in Central London within easy reach of Westminster (Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey), Whitechapel (Royal London Hospital), Embankment (The South Bank Centre, The Royal National Theatre, The Hayward Gallery), Victoria, Sloane Square and Chelsea.
Mansion House Counselling Practice is part of a collective of experienced and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists in The City and Central London. We all share a common sacred respect for the human spirit in all it's forms.
Latest Article: Repression
“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me” - Sigmund Freud (born 6 May 1856, died 23 September 1939)
Central to Freud’s account of the mind was the theory of the unconscious, not discovered by Freud, but by the poets, philosophers and writers that preceded him. Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Charles Dickens and George Eliot, all had described the importance of unconscious feelings and thoughts. But for Freud the unconscious was not just about latent thoughts and emotions, it was also a realm of the mind with it’s own impulses, it’s own mode of expression and it’s own mechanisms.
One of these mechanisms is ‘repression’. Freud believed that conscious thoughts and emotions, when unbearable to the conscious mind, are repressed. The problem with repression is that this is not a one-off event, self contained and easily forgotten. Instead it is a continuous event requiring a great deal of energy to sustain the illusion that the thought and emotion no longer exists. At the same time the repressed thoughts and emotions seek to find alternative methods of expression, symbolic expressions of the original pain. These often manifest as phobias, obsessions, nightmares...
Finding ways to release the repressed emotions and alleviate the strain of keeping the pain at bay is what Freud hoped to achieve with his ‘talking cure’ of Psychotherapy.
“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways” - Sigmund Freud
Counsellor Mansion House