Lotta Kitchen

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  • Muswell Hill London United Kingdom N10
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About me :

I am a practising psychotherapist in Muswell Hill, north London and at Spectrum, a centre for humanistic psychotherapy in north London and a member of the UKCP. I am an accredited psychoterapist and I am in the continued education programme at Spectrum as well as in ongoing supervision.

Before setting up my private practice I worked with families in the voluntary sector where I provided support for families with children under five.I also worked as a a bereavement counsellor in the voluntary sector. My previous work experience includes practising as a lawyer in the City. I am Swedish.

About my beliefs in therapy:

As a humanistic psychotherapist, I believe in self-actualization and the possibility of change. I believe that therapy can enable us to become accepting of ourselves, learning and understanding who we are as well as letting go of outdated ways of responding and behaving. By having therapy, I believe we are far more likely to get a better picture of our behaviours, our power, our resources, passions and feelings and of our choices so that we might make more effective decisions for ourselves and live better.

Therapy enables us to raise our awareness and discover new ways of dealing with issues. It is a space in which to reflect on our lives and choices, gain new understandings and experiment with new behaviours. In my work I believe that we embody our existence and that we as human beings can learn from our bodies and how we organise our physical responses. In terms of orientaion my work is influenced by a number of humanistic therapies, such as Gestalt, the bodywork developed by Stanley Keleman and communication models established by Virginia Satir to name few.

Areas of work:

I work with men and women on a broad range of issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship difficulties, issues relating to anger and conflict, grief and loss etc.I also work with couples.

I am interested in supporting parents in their role and outside it, where I sometimes see a trend in the way parents lose their sense of self and end up not knowing how to meet their needs. I work with bereavement where I believe in the significance of grieving no matter how long ago the bereavement occurred.

I see my clients weekly and each session lasts an hour. I prefer to work open-ended but I am also open to short-term work with a specific number of sessions.

I run What About Me, an ongoing fortnightly group for women who are also mothers, where the aim is to look at self-care and support for ourselves as parents as well as to raise awareness of how we re-enact unresolved issues from our own childhoods.

How to contact me:
If you are interested in working with me or joining the group What About Me please call me for a confidential conversation on 07764 760 931. My practice is in Muswell Hill, N10, ten minutes walk from Highgate tube station on the northern line,alternatively bus 43. The group meets at Spectrum, N4.

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