Josephine Brain, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Josephine Brain

London W1W
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Josephine Brain, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Josephine Brain

London W1W
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About Me

I’m a Humanistic Psychotherapist experienced in working with trauma and chronic shame. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, stuck, or like the face you present doesn’t match how you feel inside, therapy can help.

My practice is rooted in Gestalt, Person-Centred, and relational psychotherapies. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of everything I do because it offers moments of meeting that support growth in an experiential way. I work with the connection between mind and body, and with insights from neuroscience to build up from your own resourcefulness and resilience.

I bring warmth and sensitivity, listening deeply to your struggles and supporting you to develop a compassionate curiosity towards yourself. I work with what comes up as we explore together, building awareness in the present of the patterns that might be causing pain or keeping you stuck, and so opening up spaces for new possibilities. I’m passionate about the ways the therapeutic relationship can work to support integration and fulfilment.

Professional experience
Alongside my core training (an MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute), I have a further postgraduate diploma in contemporary trauma practice. Prior to working in private practice, I gained experience working within various agencies including Mind and a women’s centre. My previous careers are rooted in anti-discrimination, and I have done extensive research (at doctoral level) at the intersection of gender, sexuality and power relations in mental health.

Areas I work with include: anxiety, depression, chronic shame, addictions and eating disorders, family and relationship difficulties, stress, acute and developmental trauma, abuse, discrimination and oppression, sexuality, gender dysphoria, bereavement and traumatic loss, isolation, low self-esteem, questions of identity, unexplained physical symptoms, chronic illness, life stages and transitions.

I see adults in Central London and online for short- and long-term work. I welcome you and whatever you bring to therapy. Just send me an email, text or voicenote to arrange an initial phonecall or meeting.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

London Office

20 Great Portland St
London W1W 8QR
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Josephine Brain

Josephine Brain

London W1W

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