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

Are you suffering anxiety, depression, or loss of meaning? Talking and listening can help. Or are you a practitioner looking for a supervisor?

I offer psychoanalysis, psychoanalytical psychotherapy, and psychoanalytical or reflective supervision. At the moment, sessions are by video-call or phone-call or walk-and-talk in the Marshes. Having had an international clientele for many years, I have extensive experience of working online.

If you would like to talk to a psychotherapist, or if you are looking for psychoanalytical or reflective supervision, 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 psychotherapy by video or phone or walk-and-talk in Walthamstow and Hackney Marshes. And, there is a free 15 minute video-call or phone-call if you want to chat. At the moment, all essions are by video-call or phone or walk-and-talk in the Marshes.

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, depending on need. I specialise in long-term work. At the moment, session are by video call or phone or walk-and-talk in Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes 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 and new ways of being in the world.

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 or walk-and-talk 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. Are you experiencing a loss of meaning? Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis are an opportunity to be heard, a chance to explore and reflect. Do you want space to explore your feelings and thoughts?

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.

Do you sometimes wonder what effect the past has had on you?

Do you have questions about relationships and sexuality?

I also offer psychoanalytical reflective supervision to trainees or practitioners. I am particularly interested in work with psychiatric social workers, art therapists, clinical psychologists, and others wishing to reflect on the psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytical aspects of their work with clients.

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

I also work with couples. If you are interested in couples therapy, please contact me, just Email 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. Sessions are by video-call or phone or walk-and-talk.
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, average fee £70

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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. Sessions are by video-call or phone or walk-and-talk in the marshes.

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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