Maps for BETHNAL GREEN and HACKNEY practice
Silke Steidinger (UKCP reg., MSc, MA, BA (Hons))
Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can, in my experience,
facilitate healing, personal growth and positive, creative change.
I can offer help for issues including depression, relationships, issues around the Corona / Covid pandemic, anxiety, abuse, addictions, attachment-related issues, panic attacks, eating, weight, anorexia, bulimia, bereavement, self-confidence, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, intersex, trans and non-binary issues, LGBTQI+, sexuality, gender, gender dysphoria, identity, self-harm, trauma, personality disorders (borderline, emotionally unstable, narcissistic, dependent, anxious), alcohol, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociation and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
In addition to private practice I work at an NHS Personality Disorder Service as a therapist, offering Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and clinical assessments. There I also co-facilitate an NHS Mentalization-Based Therapy group for individuals diagnosed with personality disorders. Please feel free to call or email me if you would like to arrange a consultation or if you have any questions, confidentiality guaranteed.
I also offer attachment-based supervision to mental health practitioners.
You can contact me here to arrange a consultation or if you have any questions:
Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy focuses on the importance of relationships to our well-being and development throughout life. This type of psychotherapy is a cooperative exploration by the client and the psychotherapist. The idea is to provide and develop a secure, caring and reliable therapeutic relationship with professional boundaries, which can heal the effect of previous relationships or experiences that might have been difficult. Experiencing and co-creating a more secure attachment can have profound effects – it generally improves our relationships, our emotional self-regulation, our sense of well-being, and how we see and deal with the world. It makes us more robust when faced with adversity and can reduce anxiety, depression, addictive behaviour and other symptoms that can cause suffering or make us feel trapped.
I try to create a warm, non-judgemental and creative therapeutic space that feels safe enough to talk about sometimes difficult and painful things. Frequently, issues we struggle with stem from unconscious conflicts and from past experiences, and psychoanalytic psychotherapy facilitates bringing these issues to consciousness. This increases awareness and enables self-exploration, and opens the door for proactive change, healing, and, most importantly, the development - or rediscovery - of your true self.