Octavia Landy, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Octavia Landy

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Octavia Landy, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Octavia Landy

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My Approach

My life experience moulds my unique theoretical approach. I aim to recognise and attune with a client to resonate, integrate, or produce beneficial change. I acknowledge the foundations of a psychodynamic or object relations approach, and attachment theory, whilst believing that the intersubjective relationship between therapist and client is central to relational therapy. I work mostly with the following theories:-

Humanistic - the 'person to person' relationship.
Psychodynamic - the importance of the unconscious and early years.
Body - the physical basis of emotion, experience, growth and change, including what neuroscience and attachment studies teach us.
Transpersonal - the experience beyond our material one.
Existential – exploring the human experience as a whole

Sessions last for 50 minutes and start on the hour. Fees are £90 per session.

Our first session is an assessment, where you tell me about yourself and your reasons for coming. It is also crucially about deciding whether you feel we can work together – do you feel comfortable, might therapy be beneficial to you and if so, in what ways? I offer short-term counselling and long-term, open-ended psychotherapy with individuals and couples.

We will arrange a regular meeting date if you want to continue working with me. It can be overwhelming looking for a therapist. But finding one who is a good fit for you can be an enriching and sometimes life-changing experience.

About Me

Hello, I'm Octavia, and I am an integrative psychotherapist. To be integrative means I have been trained in different modalities of therapy.  I often work with existential themes of belonging, identity, death and being alive.  I like to explore with the client how they relate to others and build on our relationship in therapy to create an honest and sometimes playful space, to encourage the client to explore parts of themselves they may not be able to bring elsewhere.  Talking therapy can help to get to the heart of our fears and uncover patterns of behaviour or thinking. I can witness your story and guide you towards a more grounded sense of yourself.

Before training as a therapist, I worked in Television Production for over 25 years. 

I am a neurodiverse therapist with both ADHD and ASD diagnosis, I also have first-hand experience of recovery from addictions and bereavement. However, I work across all areas of human life experience. Processing my own behaviours and grief led to my training to help others navigate challenging times to better understand themselves. 

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.

I work with clients wishing to explore their relationship to addictive behaviours, whether they are in recovery or considering stopping negative patterns. I have lived experience of my own recovery journey, which enables me to understand what my clients may be experiencing.
I am neurodivergent, with ADHD, diagnosed in 2020 and autism, diagnosed in 2022. Since my diagnosis, I understand myself better and can work with, rather than against, my autism and ADHD. I often work with ND clients and model grounding, co-regulation and bringing in space whilst working through past shame. I continue to explore new theories around ADHD/Autism with my continuing professional development.
As above, I was diagnosed with ASD in 2022 and can offer a therapy space with adaptations, with or without diagnosis.
I have many years experience working for a bereavement charity in London, as well as my own losses in childhood and adulthood. I work in a humanistic way with bereavement clients, and offer a space for the client to explore about the parts of their grief that they may be unable to share with family or friends.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Depression

Types of sessions

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

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
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