Psychoanalysis, psychoanalytical psychotherapy: East London— Leyton, Walthamstow, Dalston, and Hackney
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. 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 to discuss psychotherapy or psychoanalysis or to make an appointment at my consulting room in East London, between Leyton, Walthamstow, and Hackney.
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 appointments for people considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. If you are considering psychotherapy or psychoanalysis and 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 appointment. JustEmail Contact Form
Every analysand is unique and the questions are wide-ranging and unexpected.
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?
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 please get in touch. JustEmail Contact Form
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. I'm 5 minutes walk from Lea Bridge station (Abellio Greater Anglia Overground, every 15 minutes to Stratford or Tottenham Hale and on to Bishops Stortford or Hertford East), or a short bus ride to Blackhorse Road (Victoria line and Overground), Leyton (Central line) and Dalston Kingsland/Dalston Junction (Overground). The area is well served by buses: 48, 55, 56, 58, and 158. Please inquire for Visitor Parking Permits.
Please phone or email me, Dr Laura Chernaik, to chat (free 15 minute phone appointment) or to make an appointment for an initial consultation for psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, or counselling. Just Email Contact Form
Free phone call to discuss psychotherapy or psychoanalysis
Initial Consultation Fee: £80 (or £65-£95, sliding scale)
Session fee: £65 (Sliding scale, £50-£80 per session)
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I work as a psychotherapist with people living with psychosis, either in 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. Lea Bridge Station (Abellio Greater Anglia) is 5 minutes walk. There are four trains an hour to Stratford and Tottenham Hale for more Overground lines, Victoria Line and Central Line (and on to Hertford East or Bishops Stortford). Other convenient stations include : Blackhorse Road (Victoria line and Overground); Leyton (Central line) and Dalston Kingsland/Dalston Junction (Overground). Buses: 48, 55, 56, 58 and 158.
Member, Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Member, The College of Psychoanalyst-UK
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist no. 2011171510