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The HumanKind Therapists

HumanKind consists of a small team of experienced psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors and trainee psychotherapists using different evidence based approaches. Have a look and if you have any questions or would like to book a sessions please do not hesitate to contact us
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The Team 

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Lotte van Kouwen  - Co-Director of HumanKind.

Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist, Art Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist
Clinical supervisor, Placement Co-ordinator.


Lotte is a (RegCOSRT) Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and also offers EMDR and bereavement counselling for individuals as well as couples. She believes that therapy is a process for both client and therapist and together you will find a supportive way to find repair, understanding and engage in a process to achieve change and a potentially deeper understanding of yourself and others.


In her career she has specialised in trauma related work with children, young people as well as adults and couples with psycho-sexual and attachment difficulties. Lotte has extensive experience in working with people who have experienced sexual trauma.


 

 

 

 

The areas of difficulties Lotte works with 
 

- Depression 
- Sexual Trauma 

- Child sexual abuse 

- Bereavement 

- Relationship difficulties
- Infidelity 

- Separation or Divorce 

- Sexual compulsive behaviours 

- Infertility 


 

 

 

 

- Lack of desire 

- HIV/ AIDS 

- PTSD
- Anxiety 
- Single event trauma

- Eating Difficulties

- Sexual difficulties

- Abortion 


 

If you are interested in working with Lotte, contract us here

Fees
Individuals: from £100

Couples: from £120



 

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Danny Lee 

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor - specialising in Relational Transactional Analysis

Danny is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). He has worked in various roles across the mental health field for the past 12 years, including in LGBTQ+ therapeutic services, a creative arts university, an engineering university, South London community counselling, adult mental health services, secondary schools, and support for asylum seekers and refugees.

Danny offers a therapeutic space that is relational, empathic and non-judgmental. He believes that the safe relationship between therapist and client is key to allowing vulnerable feelings and thoughts to emerge. The therapy can involve working together to notice the way you relate with yourself and others, discovering unconscious feelings, making meaning of experiences and creating meaningful change.

 

The topics that Danny specialises in working with include:

 

LGBTQ+ Identity

Relationships

Shame

Anxiety

Faith and Spirituality

Religious trauma

Family difficulties

Friendships

Difficult emotions

Depression

 

Danny offers sessions in-person in Peckham and online

 

Fees

Individuals: £75 - £100.  

Book with Danny here.

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Carla Nella 

Carla works  with people from a wide range of backgrounds, and she is firm supporter of equality and difference. In her private practice she tends to attract young women concerned with a variety of struggles from eating disorders, body image, relationship with self and others, grief, depression, identity issues, anxiety, loneliness or simply to thrive more in their everyday lives.

 

Her practice is not limited to these particular areas. Alongside her private work she has been working in the forensic services of the NHS for offenders with mental health conditions, who cannot be managed within the referring service. She has also worked in the charity sector at Bede house, working alongside young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities by helping them navigate their mental health.

 

When working alongside her you can expect confidential and judgment free sessions along with deep empathy when looking through the lens of your experience, as well as warmth and humour when it feels right. Carla says 'I will bring my authentic self in order for you to bring yours. Together we will create a safe place where challenging feelings, thoughts and experiences can be communicated, sensed and understood in order to facilitate growth.'
 

Through her integrative approach she combines Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Psychodynamic Theory and Transactional Analysis. This gives us a range of options to draw on, and means together you can find the ideal way of working that suits you. Creativity is integral to her therapeutic practice as the Arts can help illuminate experiences that words are difficult to define. We adapt to however you want to communicate as a
person; no set approach or artistic ability is necessary.

 

Carla currently offers short term therapy (max of 4 months) - she is also available for a free initiia; 15 mins conversation. 


Fee:

 £55-£75

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Dr Stella Duffy


Existential Psychotherapist


Stella is a UKCP and BACP registered therapist with a doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy. Her doctoral research was in the embodied experience of postmenopause and she has a special interest in supporting people through major life transitions such as illness, in/fertility, menopause, and bereavement.
 

Her existential training means that while she is happy to work with a variety of issues, she is particularly interested in working with you to consider your choices, your responsibility for your own life, and how you might choose to live that life in the wider context of the people around you.

Stella worked in the arts for many years as a writer and theatre-maker, supporting community-based creativity and engagement. A great deal of her work has been around inclusion and equalities, in wider terms and in LGBTQ+ issues. She has a passionate belief in both the creativity of every person and the value of supporting people to explore their own creative approaches to life’s dilemmas.


As a qualified yoga teacher and Focusing practitioner, she is interested in embodied approaches to therapeutic work, which she personally found useful in her recoveries from cancers and in living with the experience and effects of early medical menopause. Stella offers individual, relationship, and group therapy.

 

Fees:

Individuals: £70 - £100
Relationship: £95 - £105
Group: tbc depending on group - book with Stella here 

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Sarah Hutton 

Art Psychotherapist - Psychotherapist 

The relationship we have with ourselves and others is at the core of our every day. I hold a safe and empathetic space, enabling us to explore and navigate those relationships together, working through both conscious and unconscious elements.


Psychodynamic psychotherapy provides the opportunity to not only express yourself and be heard, but to reflect and transform. It can help you process trauma, mental health difficulties or life challenges; access and navigate your unconscious attachments, behaviours and motivations; and shed light on patterns which may no longer serve you. When words are difficult to find or may not be enough, I can provide the option of other forms of expression too such as using or selecting images.


This is a journey we will walk together at your own pace, where change, although often uncomfortable, can be embraced.


I currently offer individual sessions for adults and young people. I am experienced in working with clients with a range of needs, including those navigating anxiety, depression and grief; self-esteem and attachment issues; identity and relationship difficulties; childhood abuse/neglect and domestic violence, and addictive behaviours.

Fee: £75 - £100 per session  - Book with Sarah here 

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Victoria Kirby 

Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist & Internal Family Systems therapist - trainer 

 

Victoria is an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and an Internal Family Systems therapist. She works with couples and individuals and specialises in sex and relationships therapy.

Victoria loves working with individuals and couples to explore the range of challenges people experience concerning sex and relationships. She sees clients of all genders and sexual orientations, including LGBTQAI+ and queer-identifying clients. She also works with clients in diverse sexual and romantic relationships, including those practising consensual non-monogamy and kink. 

She aims to provide a safe and respectful space where you can feel seen, heard and validated.

When exploring challenges around sex and relationships, she will help you to understand the impact of early relationships, attachment, and other trauma. She will support you in gently unpicking complex relationship dynamics and lovingly meeting the parts of you that feel hurt and ashamed.


Victoria integrates psychodynamic, person-centred and Internal Family systems therapy. She is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and has an advanced accreditation as a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist, awarded by Pink Therapy. 

She has also  worked in the field of sex and relationships for over 15 years, in service delivery and management roles, in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS. She designs resources and delivers training using the Internal Family Systems framework to work with issues around sex and sexuality. 

Fees: 

Individual Therapy : £80-£120
Relationship therapy: £110-£135

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Mariana Larcher 

Integrative Psychotherapist 

Mariana is a qualified integrative psychotherapist and has experience working with adults from different backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. She is interested in how we relate to ourselves, and to others, and in issues that deal with belonging, identity, race, sexuality, and trauma. 

Providing a non-judgmental and empathetic space and drawing on multiple psychotherapeutic modalities, she offers an opportunity to connect, to be and to think together. She believes that developing greater awareness of how we relate, through noticing feelings and sensations in the body, and patterns of thinking and behaving, can facilitate a shift in the way we perceive our experiences and offer the chance of a richer and more fulfilling life. Mariana is with HumanKind on Tuesday’s and has a few slots left.

 

She offers therapy in English and Portugees!

Fees

Individual Therapy: £90
Book with Mariana here 

 

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Megan Lamming 

Integrative & Relational Counsellor 

Megan is an Integrative and Relational Counsellor (RegMBACP) working predominantly with 18-40 year olds, especially those in the LGBTQIA+ community, who might be struggling with depression, anxiety, sexuality or gender identity struggles and/or self-esteem or low confidence. She works in a relational and person-centred way to help you feel more yourself or feel like you are living life in a more fulfilling way. Working with you, she can help you to explore the reasons or the roots of what might be troubling you to feel more like yourself, calmer and better equipped to handle life's daily challenges.

Previously, Megan has worked as a mental health worker in an LGBTQIA+ charity. Here she supported people both individually and in groups to speak about their sexuality, as well as a variety of mental health issues or struggles.

Megan believes that counselling can provide an open and non-judgemental space for you to explore what is troubling you. Together you might explore current troubles or connect with the experiences that have impacted and shaped who you are today. This confidential space can provide the framework for deep healing of old patterns and wounds.

Megan offers an empathic space to explore difficult or painful feelings, being mindful of the world we live in and the different experiences that make us all individuals.

Megan works at HumanKind on Mondays and also works online.

Fee: £70

To book with Megan email us here.

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Brigitta Anderson 

 

Humanistic Psychotherapist 

Brigitta works in a relational, holistic, collaborative and explorative way, looking at the past, present, future, mind and body, as she believes these are all ultimately connected and informing one another. She is interested in understanding your story, your meaning-making and experiences, rather than judging behaviours and symptoms. 

Brigitta works to deepen your understanding of yourself, strengthen self-awareness, self-acceptance, autonomy and connection, as well as process challenges, emotions, wants and desires, in a non-judgemental, warm, safe, and empathic space. As a therapist she is here to support, hold, attune, guide, sometimes challenge, facilitate and advocate for you, your growth and healing. 



She has experience in working with a range of presenting challenges, including relationship/relational struggles, attachment difficulties, trauma, identity, sexuality, self-esteem/self-worth, self-image, depression and anxiety and works with people from the LGBTQ+ community. 

Brigitta's background is based in the creative world, having worked for 15 years in graphic design and art direction.

 

Fee: £75 
 

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Frankie Jones 


Sex and Relationship therapist (in Training)

 

Frankie is a Sex & Relationship Therapist in training working with both couples/multiple partnered people and individuals (and soon to finish her training). Having spent many years of her adult life as a professional actor, this has given her the opportunity to work with people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

 

Through this field of work it became apparent how many people felt as though they would benefit from a therapist with extensive knowledge in sex and relationships. Identifying as queer Frankie feels that understanding herself and her world will be a lifelong journey, and she knows how dedicated time in a non-judgmental space can be a real gift, which she feels privileged to offer to her clients. Frankie feels that therapy provides people with what might be the only time in their day to openly explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions and she is passionate about supporting clients in a safe and non-judgmental way. 

Therapy can be life changing but also can feel a little new and different so Frankie offers a warm, friendly and open environment for clients to sink into and see where it takes them.

 

Frankie has space on Tuesday evenings 



REDUCED FEE:  £40 per couple
Book with Frankie here

 

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Beth Phelps 

 

Person-centred Psychotherapist (in training)

Beth is an experienced person-centred practitioner, in the late stages of her psychotherapeutic training at The Metanoia Institute. Beth offers short-term and long-term therapy for adults, in person and online.

Beth is a down to earth person, with a wholehearted approach to her work and genuine care for her clients. The foundation of Beth's work is to build a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship in which you feel understood and accepted, just as you are. 

Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, Beth will support you to address your difficulties, so you can make the changes you need, or come to terms with what cannot be changed. Beth believes you are the expert on your life and experience, and will follow your lead to address the things that feel most important to you. Beth is kind, perceptive, and creative, and will take an active role in helping you find a way forward. 

Beth has experience working with a range of issues, including depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, sex and relationship difficulties, LGBTQIA+ identity, body image, 'stuckness', childhood abuse/neglect, and domestic violence. Beth also has a special interest in supporting people who identify as neurodivergent.

Beth is a trainee member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and is committed to working within their ethical frameworks. Beth is passionate about anti-oppressive practice and her practice is LGBTQIA+ affirmative.

Fees

Individual Therapy: £50

Book with Beth here.

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Kate McGuire  - Associate 


Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist, Art Psychotherapist, Accredited EMDR Therapist

 

Kate is an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, accredited EMDR practitioner and IntegrativePsychosexual Therapist (RegCOSRT) with over 10 years of clinical  experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She specialises in working with complex trauma, attachment disruptions and loss which heavily influence all domains of life. She supports individuals and couples struggling with communication, intimacy and sexual difficulties, adopting a holistic approach that privileges both mind and body. Kate practices in a fully inclusive way to support all forms of gender, relationship and sexual diversity. She often incorporates creative elements into therapeutic work which, she believes, can reveal aspects of our inner worlds that are beyond the reach of words alone. She offers a safe, non-judgemental space where you can begin to explore your present distress, understand past influences and work towards a satisfying future.

If you are interested in working with Kate, contact us here.

Fees
Individuals: £80 - £125 

Couples: £100-£130

Alice Best

 

Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist 

Alice is  an Integrative Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist, working with individuals and couples. This means she takes an integrated approach to our sessions and draw on a number of therapy modalities and tools to create a tailored experience for each client. Alice takes an active approach and will work collaboratively with you to help you reach your goals.

She aims to create a compassionate space in which you can be your uncensored-self and express feelings or thoughts that might feel difficult to share in other areas of your life. Therapy helps couples to break out of patterns that are harming the relationship and establishes better communication and more enjoyable intimacy. Couples therapy can be challenging as I will invite you to break away from habits, listen to your partner’s experience and come forward with your authentic thoughts and needs. Though sometimes hard work, couples therapy can be transformational for a relationship and has the potential to unlock huge fulfilment for each partner.

 

Fee:£90 for individual - £130 for couples 
 

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