Counselling & Psychotherapy ... "Sanctuary in the heart of the City..."
Health Dynamics Associates is a group of experienced Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists run by Julia Conklin, (BSc. Psychology 1st Class Hons, AdvDip Psychotherapy & Counselling Theory & Practice, BPC, UKCP). The consulting rooms are conveniently located directly outside Chancery Lane tube station, a short walk from Farringdon and Holborn Stations.
Images on this website are by the late Lars Bo (1922-1999).
Health Dynamics Associates are currently offering Counselling & Psychotherapy on High Holborn, in the beautiful Tudor building directly outside Chancery Lane tube station.
Many of us feel we are ‘not right' and we don’t know why.
Are you struggling to cope?
Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, sadness or depression?
Is there a problem in your relationship you would like to understand and deal with?
Perhaps it's family or friends who feel challenging?
Do you struggle with who you are, your identity, your image, your body, your sexuality, your culture, race, ethnicity, your heritage or your age?
Do you find it hard to get ahead at work?
Is there a way you behave that you would like to change?
Have you lost someone you love?
Are you bereft, separated, isolated?
Do you feel you’ve never been close enough to others?
Have you suffered a traumatic experience?
If you feel you would like to think about and talk through your personal concerns with a very experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor please be in touch.
Need to talk...?
No matter what your personal struggle is, Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to a greater mastery of yourself and relief from your symptoms. With fresh insight, we gain power over the feelings that once held us hostage.
The Therapy we offer:
For the best chance of insight and permanent change, depth therapy is our preferred choice (Psychodynamic, Analytic and Integrated Approaches). Our Therapy works to achieve maximum change in the individual. Unlike CBT, the therapy we offer uproots difficulties at a deep level rather than "tidying you up" at the surface.
We have many years of experience in a very broad range of difficulties and we are currently available to help new clients.
We will create a safe, open and non-judgemental space for you. Our sessions are held in comfortable and private rooms and are strictly confidential.
Once we have met and we feel we would like to work together, we commit to meet weekly for a duration of 50 minutes. The therapy is open-ended which means we work together for as long as you feel is right for you. Some people stay working with our Therapists for a few weeks, some stay for years. Everyone is different.
Many people find this deep level of therapy enlivening, enriching and profoundly life changing.
A Safe Space For You
Could a Counsellor or Psychotherapist help you?
It takes courage to look at ourselves.
Perhaps it would be easier to look away, to push painful things far from our minds. Can we escape ourselves? Can we hide from meaning?
When we do, we might find ourselves asking,
"What is this discomfort?"
"What is this unthinkable dread?"
"What does this haunting dream mean?"
We can lock pain away so tightly in our cells that we can make ourselves ill. Just as we have the power to make ourselves uniquely unwell, we have the power to heal ourselves.
Our Counselling & Psychotherapy Services are currently taking on new clients in Holborn WC1.
Challenge and Crisis
Life’s difficulties begin at the heart of the individual. This is where we may go to glimpse the meaning of pain and struggle in each of our unique lifetimes. An analysed self is one full of meaning, richness and power. When we surrender ourselves to thought, word and feeling we can begin to unravel the strands of ourselves, strands which at times can have us too tightly bound.
Know yourself... Strengthen Yourself
We like to keep things hidden from ourselves and for good reason. The world of ‘grownups’ has made many rules stating who we can and cannot be, how we should and should not feel. As we begin to piece together the many conflicting parts of ourselves we can begin to feel whole, to feel steady and to feel prepared for new challenges ahead. Just as the infant learns every day to adapt, so can the adult.
Contact - Your first step...
It's often hard to take the first step and contact a therapist. There are often so many mixed feelings. It is a leap of faith but one that many people say is the best thing they ever did for themselves.
Even if you feel unsure, please do telephone or email us and we can talk together through what you are feeling.
After a brief talk you might feel that you would like to meet. You will be invited to an initial meeting of 50 minutes where you will be listened to and you will be asked some questions to understand what is troubling you.
We aim for this first consultation to take place within 2 weeks.
Chancery Lane & Holborn
Our Practice is held at the historic and peaceful Staple Inn, High Holborn, in the Grade 1 Listed Tudor building right outside Chancery Lane tube station. It's a very welcoming, calm place with a beautiful courtyard, which has just been refurbished to a very high standard. Click here for a map Staple Inn Map
We work to a strict code of Ethics set by several governing bodies.
We have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
We have clinical supervision and undertake regular professional development.
We are Service Providers for Axa PPP, Aviva and other medical insurers.
Health Dynamics Associates are registered with The BPC (The British Psychoanalytic Council), The FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and The UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the SEA (Society of Existential Analysis). Health Dynamics Associates is currently offering Psychotherapy and Counselling in Holborn, Chancery Lane, Central London WC1V
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