Laura Chernaik, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Laura Chernaik

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Laura Chernaik, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Laura Chernaik

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My Approach

My approach is based on listening. I find this works well online; the video call gives us a good sense of shared space, visual, auditory, and imagined. I also offer sessions by walk-and-talk in Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes. Space and the body are important to my approach to psychoanalysis. Philosphically, I am informed by Maurice Merleau-Ponty's work. We are in and of the world.

About Me

Sessions avaiable by video-call or phone or walk-and-talk in Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes. I also offer a free 15 minute phone or video-chat for thoe considering therapy.

If you would like to talk to a psychotherapist, please phone, text, or email, and we'll schedule a phone or video session at a time that’s mutually convenient. I have good availability for short-term or long-term psychotherapy by video call or phone or walk-and-talk. And, there is a free 15 minute phone-call, if you have questions.

Do you want time and space to talk? My name is Dr Laura Chernaik; I offer open-ended psychoanalytical psychotherapy in East London (Walthamstow, Leyton, Dalston and Hackney) addressed to the individual client. I specialise in anxiety, depression, or loss of meaning. This can be once-weekly therapy or 2-5 times a week psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytical psychotherapy is a mixture of two processes. Analysis focuses on listening and questioning; it is a thoughtful way to explore what it is that you desire. It can open up a space for change. Therapy is care: the therapeutic aspects of the work. Every psychoanalytical psychotherapy is unique, a mixture of analytic and therapeutic processes. It can open up possibilities; it can help you find stability and a way of living with whatever challenges life poses.A psychotherapist listens with her heart. As we work together, something unpredictable and unknowable happens. It's rare to be truly listened to, and that's what psychoanalysis offers --a chance to be heard, a chance to explore questions that mean a lot to you or to address the loss of meaning that sometimes occurs.

I offer a free 15 minute phone or video appointment. If you'd like to talk for 15 minutes, or if you are considering psychotherapy and have questions, please email or phone me to book a free 15 minute phone or video appointment.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

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

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Gender
  • Online Counselling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Transgender

Types of sessions

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

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
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