Cecilia Wolfenstein-Harris

Counselling Psychologist
  • Crisis & Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Challenges
Flexible pricing 361529f9d61d23d2aa04021382f15f437b7650b8689e5c08fafc2fb9bd447719 Flexible Pricing available

My Approach

My aim is to create a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment to explore the issues clients bring. My emphasis is to work collaboratively with the client to explore, understand and to resolve their different problems. I work with individuals and couples. I provide short-term or lo...

My aim is to create a confidential, safe and non-judgmental environment to explore the issues clients bring. My emphasis is to work collaboratively with the client to explore, understand and to resolve their different problems. I work with individuals and couples. I provide short-term or long-term therapy to help people with their emotional wellbeing and relationship issues.

My psychological approach is integrative. This involves drawing on different therapeutic approaches to provide the flexibility to better understand the client’s experience. Using different perspectives supports the tailoring of the therapeutic work to the unique needs of each client.

I tailor the therapy sessions to take account of the client’s presenting issues and experienced difficulties. I use a fluid and flexible approach which is informed by, and draws upon a range of therapeutic models including; cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), person centred therapy, relational therapy and psychosexual therapy. The therapeutic approaches I draw upon may be used separately or in combination.

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About Cecilia

Most people experience difficulties at some stage of their life, such as overwhelming distress, feeling of ‘stuckness’ or lack of meaningfulness. Thoughts and feelings can be difficult to identify alone and come to terms with alone. Talking to a therapist in a confidential and s...

Most people experience difficulties at some stage of their life, such as overwhelming distress, feeling of ‘stuckness’ or lack of meaningfulness. Thoughts and feelings can be difficult to identify alone and come to terms with alone. Talking to a therapist in a confidential and supportive environment is a space to understand and and address your difficulties effectively. My view is that the role of the therapist is to explore with the client their core beliefs, in order to identify their feelings of ‘stuckness’ and relationship patterns. The value of this work is to help shift unhelpful patterns we may become stuck in and to create possibilities to foster and develop emotional awareness and psychological flexibility. This helps us to develop the skills needed to manage current and future experiences, thoughts and feelings, which may have otherwise been overwhelming.

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Education

DPsych, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology City University, London.

MSc in Counselling Psychology, City University London.

Postgraduate Diploma in cognitive behavioural interventions (CBT), University College London (UCL).

BSc (Hons) in psychology, Goldsmiths University, London.

Before training as a Psychologist I worked within design and art. I have a BA in Arts and Design, Beckman’s School of Design, Stockholm, Sweden.

Experience

I have more than ten years experience of working in mental health and psychological wellbeing. I am currently working part-time at Westminster Homeless Health Service, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Soho Centre for Health and Care. 

have worked for several NHS trusts in London (including IAPT, sexual health, HIV, addiction, mood, anxiety and personality specialist services) and for the charity MIND. I have experience of working with a diverse range of adult mental health difficulties including; anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorders, psychosexual problems, bereavement, personality disorders, drug and alcohol issues, problems related to living with chronic illness, problems related to living with HIV as well as working with other psychological related issues that impact on our relationship with others. This involves managing depression and anxiety and relationship stress.

23 Clerkenwell Close
EC1R 0AA London