Anna Humphries (MBACP (Accred)):
Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist
My name is Anna Humphries I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist experienced at working with adults in the NHS and Higher Education. I work in Private Practice at HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, London E8.
How I work:
The therapeutic relationship is central to my work. Working psychodynamically means I am particularly interested in understanding what goes on at a deeper level, both consciously and unconsciously, and how our early experiences and relationships affect how we feel about ourselves and others throughout our lives. I provide my clients a space that is safe and contained and in which we can think together, about you, your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others.
Issues and symptoms which you may be concerned about: anxiety, depression, self-confidence, relationships, family, pregnancy, infertility, sexuality, gender and identity, work and education, bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, eating disorders, self-harm, personality disorder, getting older or just feeling lost and unsure of where you are headed in life; perhaps you just want to understand yourself better.
Initially, we would meet for a 50-minute consultation in which I would want to find out about you, what is bringing you to seek help and what you hope from therapy. If we decide to continue, sessions would be weekly. If you would like to arrange a consultation or find out more please call or email me to arrange a short initial phone conversation.
Experience and qualifications:
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. As well as working in Private Practice I also work as a Counsellor at Birkbeck University. Prior to this, I worked as a Counsellor at UCL and for several years as a Psychotherapist within City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, NHS East London Foundation Trust. I have experience working with both young and older adults, as well as with people from a wide variety of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. I attend regular supervision and CPD.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and therefore am committed to working within their ethical framework. I am experienced at working both short term and focussed or open-ended.
My standard fee is £70 for a 50 minutes session. I do have some flexibility depending on your financial situation.