Dr Laura Chernaik Psychoanalyst, Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
East London: Leyton, Walthamstow, Dalston and Hackney

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Psychoanalysis, psychoanalytical psychotherapy: East London— Leyton, Walthamstow, Dalston, and Hackney

CoronaVirus
All sessions are taking place by video-call or phone. I also offer free 15 minute phone or video-chats, or up to 30 minutes for frontline workers in supermarkets, pharmacies, the NHS, and other essential services, and those self-isolating or living with Covid-19.

If you would like to talk to a psychotherapist, please phone, text, or email, and we'll schedule a phone or video session at a time that’s mutually convenient. I have good availability for short-term or long-term online psychotherapy by video or phone. And, there are free 15 minute video-calls or phone-calls, if you want to chat.

Are stress and uncertainty getting you down? Do you want time and space to talk?



I'll listen. That's the heart of psychotherapy. My name is Dr Laura Chernaik; I offer open-ended psychoanalytical psychotherapy in East London (Leyton & Walthamstow, Hackney & Dalston) addressed to the individual client. This can be once-weekly or 2-5 times a week, short-term or long-term. justEmail Contact Form

Psychoanalytical psychotherapy is a mixture of two processes. Psychoanalysis focuses on listening and questioning; it is a thoughtful way to explore what it is that you desire. It can open up a space for change. Psychotherapy is care: the therapeutic aspects of the work. Each psychoanalytical psychotherapy is different, a mixture of analytic and therapeutic processes. It can open up possibilities; it can help you find stability and a way of living with whatever challenges life poses.

Psychotherapy is talk-therapy. A psychotherapist listens with her heart. As we work together, something unpredictable and unknowable happens. justEmail Contact Form for a free phone or video chat or to discuss psychotherapy or psychoanalysis or to make an appointment for online video or phone therapy from my consulting room in East London, between Leyton, Walthamstow, and Hackney.justEmail Contact Form


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It's rare to be truly listened to, and that's what a psychoanalyst or psychotherapist offers: listening. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are an opportunity to be heard, a chance to explore questions that mean a lot to you. What is important to you? What do you think and feel? What do your ideas and feelings mean to you?

I offer free 15 minute phone or video calls if you want to talk about what's troubling you or if you are considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. If you'd like to talk to a psychotherapist for 15 minutes, please email me on [email protected] or phone 07947 330 631 to book a free 15 minute phone or video appointment. JustEmail Contact Form

Every analysand is unique and the questions are wide-ranging and unexpected.

Are you worried about coronavirus?

Do you sometimes wonder what effect the past has had on you? Do you want to find ways to think differently about the past?

Do you have questions about relationships and sexuality?

What brought you to London? What effect has migration had on your life? Are you worried about Brexit?

Do you want to talk about issues or questions to do with work?


I'm expanding my practice to include work with couples. If you are interested in couples therapy, please contact me, just Email Contact Form

If you are looking for a psychotherapist in East London between Leyton and Walthamstow please get in touch. JustEmail Contact Form


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Artistic practices, from writing to the visual arts, are a particular interest of mine as a psychotherapist. Would you like to talk through ideas for your artistic practice? Are you working on interdisciplinary or experimental genres and would you like to explore relations between theory and practice?

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My practice is in East London, just over the River Lea from Hackney. All sessions are by video-call or phone.

Please phone or email me, Dr Laura Chernaik, to chat (free 15 minute phone appointments) or to make an appointment for an initial consultation for psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, or counselling. Just Email Contact Form

Free phone or video chat
Session fees are sliding scale dependent on income

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I work as a psychotherapist with people living with psychosis, by video-call or phone, either from my private consulting room in East London (between Leyton, Walthamstow and Hackney) or at the Psychosis Therapy Project in Islington. Click here for more about the PTP JustPsychosis Therapy Project


My practice is in East London, just over the River Lea from Hackney and 5 minutes walk from Jubilee Park, Hackney Marshes and the Filterbeds. At the moment, all sessions are by video-call or phone.

Psychoanalyst
Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist
LGBTQ-friendly
Member, Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Member, The College of Psychoanalyst-UK
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist no. 2011171510

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