About me

I am a psychosynthesis therapist, working in private practice in South London. I also assist on training seminars at Psychosynthesis Trust.

My journey to psychotherapy began in the field of grief and bereavement. After having worked for a number of years in palliative care and running bereavement groups, I wrote Speaking of Death (previously titled We Need to Talk About Grief).

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I then trained in Psychosynthesis psychotherapy, which is a model of therapy that works with the whole person – thoughts, feelings and the body. Its focus is also not just on the individuals presenting problem but also holds a space for the potential trying to emerge from that problem. I work with people in a way that is most appropriate for them and do not believe in simply trying to mend brokenness, but rather prefer to work creatively with the client trusting their own innate wisdom.

In accordance with the BACP ethical framework for good practice, I am in regular supervision. Client anonymity is always maintained. I also engage in on-going personal and professional development activities as ways of deepening my knowledge, self-awareness and ability to self-reflect.

The first appointment is an opportunity for both of us to decide whether we wish to work together and if so, negotiate a contract. I will ask you some questions about yourself, your history, what makes you seek therapy at this time in your life and your hopes from therapy. We will also discuss how I work, fees, confidentiality and the practical arrangements for working together.

My main areas of practice and experience are in:

  • grief and bereavement,
  • pre & post natal issues
  • co-dependency,
  • anxiety & panic attacks,
  • relationships,
  • personal crisis and depression,
  • anger management
  • need for self-exploration/self-discovery
  • low self-esteem
  • coping with change
  • lack of meaning

First Session is £55. My standard fee thereafter is £65 and I have limited concessionary spaces. All sessions are 50 minutes. To book an initial session, or to find out more, you can contact me on annie.broadbent@gmail.com.

 

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