Ana Valea

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience working with individuals and groups. I am based in North London, N8 and N16.

My work as an individual psychotherapist begins with a first meeting, where I invite you to talk about what brings you to therapy at this point in your life. This will help me understand the internal as well as the external current circumstances of your life, and how to move forward regarding the most appropriate therapy options. In this initial meeting the decision is sometimes reached not to have therapy, or we might conclude that it would be better for you to engage in a different type of therapy. We can discuss this during the assessment and I might be able to refer you on to somebody else. You might also have some questions about the process and I will be happy to address these during our initial meeting. If we decide to continue working together, we will discuss some practical matters such as fees, breaks, and agree on a date for your first psychotherapy session which will be held at the same time and on the same day each week.

A further dimension of my work involves consultancy, supervision, and reflective practice groups for teams working in mental health settings. 

 

If you would like to contact me, please use the form below and I will get back to you at my earliest opportunity. 

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