Orit Badouk Epstein, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Orit Badouk Epstein

LONDON NW2 English, Hebrew
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Orit Badouk Epstein, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Orit Badouk Epstein

LONDON NW2 English, Hebrew
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My Approach

I recognise that early life experience, childhood adversity,and the environment in which one grows up essentially define who we are. I take a relational and trauma-informed approach to working with people who come to see me. My focus is on the centrality of early life experiences and its impact later on in adulthood. I believe that no child is born bad, sad or mad and that the client’s unhelpful behaviour is their adjustment to their early life difficulties. Therapy seems to work best in a reparative and reflective relationship. Taking an attachment and  trauma-informed approach enables the therapist to avoid using the pathology of mental illness which tends to objectify and stigmatise people.

I approach all of my clients with empathy and compassion and provide emotional support to enable my clients to feel validated, understood and recognised . Using a relational approach,  means that fundamentally the healing capacity lies in the collaborative relationship between the client and the therapist. Using a deep theoretical understanding of Attachment and developmental theories, offers the possibility for a transformative shift in life that can lead not just to stabilisation of symptoms but to add meaningful change in the client’s relational lives in a long lasting way.

About Me

I am an attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a UKCP registered. I trained at the Bowlby Centre, London in 2000.I take a relational and trauma-informed approach to working with people who come to see me.

I work with individuals who have suffered from depression, anxiety, sleep-problems, eating issues, OCD, phobias and addiction. They may also have had relationship, career, fertility or identity problems. I also see people who were diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I approach all of my clients with compassion and care and help them to relieve their troubling symptoms. I recognise that childhood adversity, early life experiences, and the environment in which one grows up, defines who we are. I provide emotional support and empathy to enable my clients to accept their feelings and manage them better.

I work with

  • Families
  • Groups
  • 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.

We usually associate trauma with war, natural disasters or major accidents. However, psychological trauma often arises from painful events that took place during childhood but are nonetheless still manifesting in adults. In practice this means that the past is constantly affecting the present such that the trauma can make you a stranger to yourself: disconnected and dissociated from your real feelings. When these overwhelming events are discussed in the presence of a skilled and empathic therapist, we can get to the root of the traumatic experiences. Over the past 20 years I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse, ritual abuse and mind control. I have successfully worked with some people who were deemed unsuitable for therapy. I specialise in PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), as well as other trauma related difficulties.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cultural Issues
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Online Therapy

LONDON Office

Finchley Road
Hampstead
LONDON NW2 2HP
UK

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UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
Orit Badouk Epstein

Orit Badouk Epstein

LONDON NW2

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