Company Directors

We are a group of Psychotherapists and Counsellors in Greater London and we also have Psychotherapists and Counsellors in Sussex, The Midlands and Yorkshire.

Jill Singer

DR. JILL SINGER

PhD., Dip. Psych., Cert. Ed., C.C.H.T.
Director of Clinical Services

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I am a senior integrative clinical psychotherapist and have been working in private practice since 1980. I see clients in both Hampstead and LA.

I passionately believe in the uniqueness of each person, so I use a range of approaches to best fit your individual needs. I am committed towards the development of a safe relationship that is nurturing, non-judgemental and illuminating. My focus is on guiding you through the complexities of your life in order to help you realise your greater potentiality and authentic Self, and subsequently find inner peace, fulfilment and direction. I work with a wide range of difficulties, including eating disorders, relational problems, depression, anxiety, bereavement and life crisis.

Apart from working with individuals, I specialise in couples and families, and run several women’s therapy groups. I am a supervisor for trainee psychotherapists and guest lecturer for training courses in England and the US.

I trained as a psychotherapist at Brighton University, the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies and the Institute for Group Analysis. I have undertaken further training in Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, Bodywork, Art & Drama Therapy, Family Therapy, Archetypal Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, having trained in both California and London. I also work with Mindfulness as well as Team Building and Diversity Training.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I was a lecturer for Sussex University’s Centre for Continuing Education, I ran therapy groups at Lewes Prison, and counselled for the Open University.

I recently completed my first novel, Double Doors, and am currently writing a book based on my PhD thesis, The Eve Complex, which explores the formulation of gender identity and reveals a missing piece in Freud’s Oedipus Complex.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; the International Therapists Exam Council; the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapists and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.

 

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Jill Singer is one of the top ten Psychotherapists in the UK by Tatler Magazine.

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ALEX BURNS

B.A. (Hons.), Dip. Psych., MBPsS
Director of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

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Together with Jill Singer I am co-founder of the North West London Psychotherapy Centre. I have been practicing as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years, offering psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples.

My therapeutic approach will offer you a supportive, gentle and reflective environment in which to explore the possible causes of the difficulties you are experiencing and the resulting emotions that arise. Consequently, over time, you will have the opportunity to gain a much deeper understanding of yourself, which will also bring increased clarity to your relationships with others.

I specialise in a wide range of issues and have a particular interest in the possible links between organic illness and emotional distress.

After completing a degree in Psychology I was a member of the Psychology Department of Middlesex University where I lectured in Child and Adolescent Development. My postgraduate training as a Psychotherapist was at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS).

After qualifying, I began my private practice in London, and, for over a decade, was involved in the training and supervision of post-graduate level psychotherapists. I became joint Course Director for the MA/Diploma Course in Psychotherapy at the IPSS, as well as Vice-Chair of the Institute’s Training Committee.

Most of my professional life has been people-centric, and in addition to the above, I have worked in the public sector on youth and community programmes and then in the industrial sector with a particular interest in stress management and human resources.

I am a member of both The British Psychological Society (BPsS) and The College of Psychoanalysts (UK). In 1990 I was awarded Life Membership of The Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies.

I am registered with UKCP, the register of the UKCP is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

My practice is now in Rugby, Warwickshire and within easy reach of the M1, M6, and A14.

 

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Alex Burns is a member of UKCP, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Introducing three of our therapists

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DR. ALLISON SINGER

BA Hons, PG Dip, MMus, PhD
Creative Arts Psychotherapist and Lecturer

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I am a UKCP registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Supervisor, HCPC registered Dramatherapist, and founder of Moving Melodies Creative Arts Psychotherapies, based in York.

My multi-modal approach to the Creative Arts Psychotherapies includes work with dance, movement, drama, storytelling, voice, writing and visual imagery.

My clinical practice includes work with children and adults with mild to profound and complex learning difficulties; people with dementia; refugees; pre-school children; students; adults and older people.

Former roles include: Co-Director and Council Member of the Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP) (2009-2013); and senior lecturer in DMP. I have presented my research both nationally and internationally and have published chapters in several edited collections. My PhD was an anthropological exploration of the use of arts media with internally displaced and war-affected children and families.

As part of Moving Melodies, using the creative approach, I lead groups in York which focus on both personal and professional development, and I am starting a similar group in London in January 2017.

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DR. KATHERINE COX

MA(Cantab), MA(DipSW), MA(IntPsych), PhD
Integrative Relationship Psychotherapist and Supervisor

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I am an integrative relational psychotherapist and supervisor. This means that I adopt different therapeutic approaches according to your unique circumstances. I believe that the working relationship which we create with each other is key to our exploration of the difficulties and issues that are bringing you to therapy.

I work with adults and adolescents on a wide range of concerns including trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, and physical illness.

I have a PhD in Applied Social Sciences and am a qualified and registered social worker, with particular experience of working with people affected by HIV and also within a palliative care setting. I have combined this with my work as a psychotherapist, and have retained a political, socio-cultural perspective alongside a psychological understanding of the challenges people face.

In addition to my private practice, I am a school counsellor; I also work for an HIV charity, and a charity that helps survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have practices in both London Bridge and Twickenham.

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DR. TOM COTTON

BA (Hons), MSc, PsychD
Clinical Psychotherapist, Organisational Consultant and Executive Coach

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I draw on psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, integrative and relational approaches to psychotherapy, always with awareness that each person is unique.

Together, we will look for patterns that may underlie issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis or addiction. Through deepening awareness of these patterns it is possible to address life experiences such as trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss.

My previous roles include counselling in an NHS GP practice, and managing a residential therapeutic community for clients with Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addictions. I also supervised other psychotherapists, and tutored on a postgraduate diploma in psychoanalytic studies.

As an Organisational Consultant, I enter organisations independently in order to develop a healthy and profitable business strategy. In my role as an Executive Coach, I provide challenging but supportive guidance, which will enhance a client’s skills, confidence, focus and potentialities.

I am a Registered Member of UKCP; a Clinical Member of SAFPAC; an Accredited Clinical Member of UPCA, and an Ass. Member of Therapy Harley St.

Sessions are available during weekdays and evenings in Belsize Park, NW3 and Harley Street, W1.

Contact our Hampstead office on 020 7431 5192 for an assessment session with one of our senior therapists.