Leezah Hertzmann, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Leezah Hertzmann

London W1B English
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Leezah Hertzmann, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Leezah Hertzmann

London W1B English
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About Me

I am an experienced individual and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing for over twenty-five years. I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Psychoanalytic Council and by their codes of ethical standards and confidentiality.
I am also an accredited practitioner of Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC MBT Accredited Practitioners).

In my private practice I see couples and individuals, from young adults to older people in later life. I offer consultations (assessment), and short and long term therapeutic work. This may be once weekly or less frequently, and where indicated, I work with people more intensively than weekly sessions, over some months or sometimes years. The understanding of the difficulties, and choice of therapeutic approach are discussed beforehand with each person or couple, and reviewed periodically together. Where referral on to other services may be indicated, this is something that would be discussed together so that the right kind of help can be accessed.

The way I work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist is to try to help people to become less troubled and burdened by their difficulties, and feel better equipped to deal with the ups and downs that inevitably can occur in life. The therapy involves examining how past experiences might shape and influence our thinking, both in relation to how we think about ourselves and also in regard to our present relationships with others, both at home and at work. However, a key part of the therapy involves dealing with matters in the here and now which may be causing distress. It is not only about looking at the past, but simultaneously considering how to shape the present and ultimately the future in more constructive ways.

I work with

  • Couples
  • 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.

Some of the difficulties which tend to prompt people to start therapy might include the following: relationship problems at home or work, feeling lost or empty, challenging life transitions, painful life events, being ‘different ‘or feelings of exclusion/not belonging, low mood, depression or anxiety, grief and loss, problems with sex, sexuality and gender, physical illness and the impact on oneself and relationships. Indeed, relationship difficulties are one of the most common causes of unhappiness, which often bring people to therapy and which psychotherapy can help with. Recent publications include: Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality: A Contemporary Introduction By Leezah Hertzmann and Juliet Newbigin. New York: Routledge Sexuality and Gender Now: Moving beyond Heteronormativity By Leezah Hertzmann and Juliet Newbigin. New York: Routledge

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Age-related Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Couple Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Transgender

Types of sessions

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

London Office

405 Linen Hall
162-168 Regents Street
London W1B 5TE

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UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
Leezah Hertzmann

Leezah Hertzmann

London W1B

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