Lillian Atkinson

Integrative Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist-in-training (final stages)

MBPsS, MBACP, UKCP

07852 291386

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I am an integrative psychotherapist and counselling psychologist in the final stages of training, with over seven years of cross-cultural experience. I work in a relational way with adults and young people on issues like addiction, relationships, bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress. I have experience with various mental health charities, a substance abuse service in a London hospital, the student counselling service of a London university and in a London school. When working with clients, my aim is to provide an open, caring environment to develop our therapeutic relationship and to understand the difficulty, its impact and the possibility of change.


Psychotherapy with Lillian

How I work

I am a relational, integrative psychotherapist which means that I integrate different therapeutic concepts and theoretical ideas when working with clients: I do not believe in a generic approach to psychological therapy, as we are all unique. I aim to develop a deep understanding of each client I work with, to tailor the best techniques to your needs and the therapeutic work. I draw primarily from psychodynamic, attachment, trauma-focused, existential and cognitive-behavioural theories, alongside neuroscience research, holding the person-centred values of compassion, empathy, respect and care.

I offer both long-term and short-term therapy. We would meet for an initial meeting and discuss what you are looking for. If we agree to continue our work together, we will book a set of sessions. These sessions would be weekly, on a Friday, in the Homa premises, and last for 50 minutes. I work from therapy room 4.

Areas of particular interest and experience 

I have particular experience of working with the following issues:

  • Addictions
  • Bereavement
  • Work stress/negative thoughts
  • Life crises/feeling stuck
  • Parenting/family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety, including panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Identity issues
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress
  • Anger
  • Difficult childhood experiences/childhood abuse
  • Feeling disconnected and lonely

I am currently writing up my Doctoral research dissertation, through the Metanoia Institute. The topic is making meaning after the death of a loved one.

Prior to working as a psychotherapist in London, I lived in Hong Kong for six years, where I trained and worked as a counsellor. I have also worked as a teacher in London and trained as a solicitor in the City. 

Qualifications

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy by Professional Studies (DCPsych) (Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University, London) (final stages)

Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London)

Masters in Counselling (MA) (Monash University, Hong Kong branch)

Masters in Psychology (MSc) (University of Derby)

LL.B Law and French (University of Edinburgh)

I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I abide by these codes of ethics.

I continue my professional development through further training and clinical supervision.

Fees:

I charge £75 per 50-minute session.

Contact:

Email is the best way to contact me.  If you prefer to call, please leave a message with your contact details and I will call you back.