Iskra Lindner

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
(MBACP reg.)

 

Individuals

As I witness my clients transform, I am reminded of the ancient Japanese art of mending pottery with gold. In order to survive emotional pain, loss, and trauma, we fragment parts of ourselves, that we can disown, or see as flawed, broken or wrong. The process of therapy is reclaiming these parts, seeing their pain, acknowledging their wisdom. We cultivate self-compassion and understanding, which results in more harmonious and satisfying relationships, helps us get unstuck, opens up space to be creative in how we see the world and achieve our goals.

The most important thing for me as a therapist is to be empathetic, genuine and accepting, to create a space for you to be heard and seen, where you can explore, feel, think, relate. In our work together, I will draw from a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches – humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, trauma theory, mindfulness, body psychotherapy, relational psychoanalysis. This allows me the flexibility to tailor the theory to you and whatever has brought you to therapy. Our bodies are key to unresolved feelings, which is why we will be paying attention to your bodily sensations, while using mindfulness and meditation techniques. We will explore the past, focussing on how it may manifest unhelpfully in the present. And as humans are, by nature, social we will be looking at the larger societal context, while keeping in mind the unique matrix of diversity that makes you, you.

A bit about me. I trained at the Minster Centre in London, one of the most rigorous and respected psychotherapy courses in the UK. In my practice I welcome clients from any background with a wide range of issues. I have additional training in issues around infertility, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, post natal depression.

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in advertising for many years. Consequently, I have an intimate understanding of the demands and challenges of a busy and stressful career.

Fees

Sessions are £80 for 50 minutes.