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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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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
- Sexual Trauma
- Child sexual abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Separation or Divorce
- Sexual compulsive behaviours
- Lack of desire
- HIV/ AIDS
- Single event trauma
- Eating Difficulties
- Sexual difficulties
If you are interested in working with Lotte, contract us here
Individuals: from £100
Couples: from £110
Dr Dedani Dlodlo
Counselling Psychologist & Clinical Supervisor
Dedani is a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, with 10 years of experience in mental health settings such as the NHS, schools and local councils. She relies on evidenced-based practice and applies doctoral level knowledge to support therapeutic change.
Her aim is to create a safe and healing space that invites rich reflection and supports clients to gain a deeper understanding of how they can live a life aligned with what is important to them. Dedani works in a curious and collaborative way, drawing on therapeutic models such as CBT- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CFT - Compassion-Focused Therapy, ACT - Acceptance Commitment therapy and DBT-informed practice. Whatever style of therapy we choose to use in the sessions, she always pay attention to the client-therapist relationship and how we can create meaningful change together.
Particular areas of psychological difficulty that Dedani could support include anxiety, depression, attachment and interpersonal difficulty, as well as trauma in children and adults.
Dedani works with both individuals and with couples both online and in our office in Peckham.
Individuals: £90-£110 (Students: £80-£100)
Children and families: £100-£120
Book with Dedani here.
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:
Faith and Spirituality
Danny offers sessions in-person in Peckham and online
Individuals: £75 - £100.
Book with Danny here.
Psychodynamic Art Psychotherapist & Psychotherapist - Siobhan is in charge of our Events & Talks
Siobhan believes that every client has different needs and therefor adapts her style of therapy depending on what you are looking for. Siobhan has experience in conducting sessions in a non directive style, letting the work be client led, an approach that works well for some people. She can also offer a more guided approach, where she offers more prompts and changes in direction if appropriate within the session.
Siobhan believes in therapy that feels like a two way process, a project you work on together. Above all else, she always strives to offer a warm, nurturing and kind environment for all of her clients, be it adults or children.
Some people can be put off by the concept of Art Psychotherapy with the preconception that you have to have skill or be ‘good’ at making art. Art Psychotherapy is as simple as having the option to use materials to explore certain topics, consciously or unconsciously. Artwork can be incredibly powerful, especially when it is used as a vessel for things that are sometimes too difficult to vocalise. Expression exists in various forms, and art can be one of those.
She has experience in working with a variety of different issues, however my process of working prioritises human connection and the client as a person, over an symptoms or a diagnosis.
Siobhan offers concession rates for those in difficult financial positions.
If you are interested in working with Siobhan, please contact her here.
Fees: Individuals: £70-£100
Stella is a BACP registered therapist in the final year of a doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy. Her research is in the embodied experience of postmenopause.
Her existential training means that while she is happy to work with a variety of issues, she is especially interested in supporting 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 recovery from cancers and in living with the experience and effects of early medical menopause. Stella offers individual, relationship, and group therapy.
Individuals: £70 - £100
Relationship: £95 - £105
Group: tbc depending on group
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
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.
Individual Therapy : £80-£120
Relationship therapy: £110-£135
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!
Individual Therapy: £90
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.
Individuals: £80 - £125
Art Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Parenting consultant
Josephine has an MA Hons in Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths college, UCL and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Anna Freud Centre, UCL and King's College London in under 5s. She has completed CPD in various treatment forms, supervision and more recently Ecotherapy
Josephine has over 12 years of clinical experience working in NHS CAMHS providing Parenting Consultation, assessment and treatment to children young people of all ages and their families. She is passionate about providing high quality interventions to families, drawing on the strengths and resilience of young people and children and removing the obstacles that prevent parents from being the kind of parents they hope to be.
Josephine has extensive knowledge of working with trauma, depression, and anxiety symptoms (including challenging and risky behaviour, eating difficulties, school refusal) with children, young people and adults.
She also has strong working experience of neurodevelopmetal disorders.
Josephine works online, and offers face to face appointments in a clinic or walking based (ecotherapy) treatment in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
If you are interested in working with Josephine, please contact her here.
Individuals: £80 - £100