Telephone: 07903 110588
Existential Psychotherapy with Sina
What is the nature of your existence, your human experience? As an existential psychotherapist, I am less interested in applying theories or diagnostic labels to you than in trying to understand what it means for you to be alive. I believe we each create our way of being, our lives and our selves and therapy can help to reveal how we have done so.
By bringing an attitude of deep curiosity, therapy becomes a collaborative journey that illuminates questions such as these:
Who am I? Who is the ‘me’ that I have created? Can I be different?
How do I see and relate to the world and to other people?
What are my possibilities for this life, and what is getting in the way?
Am I actively choosing my path in life? Or am I drifting, or being buffeted about by events, or being told how to be by other people?
What gives meaning to my life?
What is the nature of my distress, my fears or my anxieties? And what are they communicating to me about my existence?
What are my responsibilities, to both myself and to others?
Am I living authentically? How shall I live my life?
Whatever brings you to therapy – be it a source of distress such as depression or anxiety, or perhaps a sense of lostness or meaninglessness, or simply a desire for personal growth – we can work together to understand what potential your life holds for you.
My way of working is gentle but challenging. I believe that the most important element of therapy is a caring, trusting relationship that fosters openness and honest exploration. Such a relationship can enable a close examination of your way of relating to your self, others and the world. And in so doing, we can open up new possibilities for these relations as you navigate through your life.
You can read more about existential psychotherapy here - www.existentialanalysis.org.uk
If you are interested in discussing the possibility of working together, please drop me a line to arrange an initial meeting so that we can decide together whether existential psychotherapy is right for you.
Having completed two master’s degrees in economics and business and worked for over a decade in the business sector, I chose a new path and began my psychotherapy training in 2010 at one of the country’s leading psychotherapy training institutions. I have worked as a counsellor for several years at an organisation which provides counselling within the NHS’s IAPT mental health services programme. In more recent years, I have been working for psychotherapy charity that provides low-cost, open-ended psychotherapy to the unemployed and to those on low incomes. I also practice privately here at the Primrose Hill Practice. Across these settings, I have worked on both a short-term and long-term basis with a wide array of presenting issues, including those listed below.
Everyone’s experience is unique, and I view the below list as comprising broad terms rather than definitive diagnostic labels. If you identify with any of these terms, I am interested in exploring exactly what they mean to you and how they describe your concerns or distress.
- Relationship issues
- Sexual problems
- Panic attacks
- Boredom/lack of fulfilment
- Physical illness/pain
- Low self-esteem
- Work-related issues
- Suicidal feelings
- Mid-life crisis
- Addictions and substance abuse
- Feelings of failure
- Cultural issues
Qualifications and training:
- Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent’s University (ongoing)
- MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s University (research thesis ongoing)
- Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s University
- MBA, London Business School
- MA in Economics, University of Edinburgh
Affiliations and Memberships:
- The Society for Existential Analysis (www.existentialanalysis.org.uk), membership no. 995
- Working towards registration with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (www.psychotherapy.org.uk)
Our first meeting is free of charge and will allow us to discuss your concerns and jointly determine whether to enter into the journey of psychotherapy together. Thereafter my usual fee is £65 per 50-minute session.
When available, I also offer limited places at a reduced fee.
Telephone: 07903 110588