Nestled in the vibrant East End of London, we have a range of therapeutic services to meet your needs.
At our core, we specialise in providing compassionate psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling for individuals, groups, couples, and families.
We believe that psychotherapy is suitable for a wide range of problems and difficulties. Whether you want to enhance your interpersonal skills or need help with emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, or recovering from past trauma, we're here to help.
Our therapies, be it in a group or individual setting, are ideally suited for anyone facing challenges in various aspects of their life, from social and work-related struggles to relationship issues like intimacy, trust, and self-esteem.
Community Psychotherapy Network
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Meet the team...
When life gets overwhelming, psychotherapy becomes a reliable source of support and strength.
Our skilled therapists build healing relationships through nurturing and reparative conversations, either in individual sessions or within a supportive group setting.
Individual and Group Analytic Psychotherapist
Founding director of CPN
I’m a Training Group Analyst of the IGA and also a UKCP registered and qualified supervisor.
I have been trained at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. For seven years, I have participated in the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Program building a Medium Secure Forensic Therapeutic Community. I was also working in different NHS outpatient services and third sector organisations.
Currently, I am facilitating Group Analytic and Individual Psychotherapy, as well as Staff Support groups and also offering supervision. I have experience working with people of enduring and severe mental health issues in groups. I am offering support for frontline public sector workers, especially healthcare staff, keeping teams together or with those who are experiencing symptoms of burn-out. I have developed a special interest in multi-disciplinary team work with personality disorder.
I’m a tutor on the Institute of Group Analysis clinical training and a visiting lecturer of the Tavistock-Portman Clinic forensic training as well.
I’m member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy the Institute of Group Analysis and the Group Analytic Society International.
Prior to trained as a Group Analyst, I enjoyed a career as a nurse and paramedic.
Msc. in Group Analysis, MA. in Dramatherapy, PG Diploma in Counselling
I offer individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy.
I am an experienced UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 15 years of working with people in NHS, voluntary sectors and secure settings. I have many years’ experience of working with people suffering from many different problems.
You might need help with depression, anxiety, childhood abuse, bereavement, drug and alcohol abuse. You could feel stuck in your work, or find that you keep getting into negative relationships, or have other long-term troubling issues. You might have tried a different therapy in the past and found it useful but feel that you need to look more deeply at what is wrong.
I will offer you an initial meeting to see what help you need and how we could work together. After this we will meet weekly for 50 minutes. Usually the therapy will last for over a year but, in some cases, it might be for a shorter, fixed period of time.
Dr Sean Junor-Sheppard
Dr Junor Sheppard is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in the NHS and in private practice. He is passionate about psychoanalysis’ potential to respond to how issues of race, culture and diversity can be thought of in psychoanalytic treatment. His Ph.D. on the investigation of the transference in cross-cultural psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an example of this, as it explores the transference relationship’s usefulness in tending to the effect on the patient’s self from the social, political and religious contexts they inhabit.
Dr Sean Junor-Sheppard’s work in the NHS has involved applying psychoanalytic psychotherapy to schools and community settings. Here he has shown psychoanalytic psychotherapy’s usefulness through consultation, case discussion, training and psychoanalytic interventions, to professionals, children and their families in Enfield and Hackney primary schools.
Dr Sean Junor-Sheppard remains passionate about the role that social work has in ensuring that LAC and adopted children previous traumas and abuses are tended to. Having trained as a social worker himself, he has worked to ensure that the supervision, consultation and training he currently offers Social workers, teachers and foster carers reflects both his experience as a Social worker and his clinical experience as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.
Dr Sean Junor-Sheppard is interested in supporting professionals in their therapeutic work with children and families. His role as an occasional lecturer at the Tavistock and Portman clinic is on helping the academic and professional development of these professionals. His interest in supporting professionals in this way was undoubtedly informed by his own experiences of being supervised by three Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists whilst he was a Social worker. These experiences had a significant bearing on his decision to train as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist.
MA, Msc, Phd, Memb. Institute of Group Analysis, College of Psychoanalysts-UK.
Julia offers individual and group therapy. She has experience in working in the NHS and with third sector organisations, where her particular focus has been on migration and belonging, and the question of where or what is ‘home’.
She has an academic background in literature and the history of ideas and also teaches at the Centre of Psychoanalysis, Department of Psychology, Middlesex University, where her research has focused on social violence, trauma and the histories and politics of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
She has an extensive experience in working with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and sees the key aspect of the therapeutic relationship as one that enables the client to become truly themselves.
Dr Stuart Stevenson
Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Group Analyst. He is also a clinical supervisor with over 18 years of experience.
Dr Stevenson is currently offering face to face and online therapy sessions. Stuart has worked extensively with a wide range of clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexual dysfunction, eating problems and substance misuse. He has a special interest in working with trauma and with people who suffer from the impact of racism, homophobia and structural oppression.
He is the MA programme lead and senior lecturer in Social Work at the University of East London. He consults on strategic and service development, conflict resolution, team processes and the impact of trauma and risk on team dynamics.
Stuart is also a Tavistock trained organisational consultant and has published and lectured internationally. He has researched, published and built theory regarding organisational dynamics. He consults to the courts and local authorities on complex child protection matters. He is currently researching international psycho-educational teaching methods to enhance anti-oppressive practice in social work and psychotherapy education and practice.
BA, MA, MSc, MBPsS
I’m a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, practising in East and North London. I offer individual and couple therapy in English and Hungarian. I’ve been working in the field of mental health for 9 years. I was partly trained in Budapest, Hungary and London.
I acquired a MA degree from interpersonal and multi cultural psychology in Budapest and then an MSc in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies at UCL, London. I have completed my training in family and couple therapy at Hungarian Family Therapy Association, in Hungary. In the UK I have trained and graduated from the Analytic Psychotherapy training with the Arbours Association.
MSc, BPC Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor, MBACP
I have diverse experience of working in counselling and therapeutic settings with people and different organisations.I have worked in NHS secondary care and at the Community Psychotherapy Network, where I have gained experience with a range of psychological disturbances.
I have particular experience of working with people aged 60+. I recognise that there may be particular feelings of loneliness, isolation, dependency, and possible physical or mental deterioration, which relate to new life changing experiences. It is often useful to think about these feelings in the context of early relationships, and how old feelings return and emerge in the context of these new life changing circumstances. By reflecting on how these experiences have had an affect, it is possible to find ways through the painful and overwhelming losses of the present.
Prior I’ve spent 10 years working on an outreach programme with refugees to support their physical and mental well-being and joined a career for over 20 years as an Impact Self defence trainer with the London Centre for Personal Safety providing training for a diverse client groups and organisations.
Honorary Psychotherapist, PGC Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling, BSc Occupational Therapy, BACP Student Associate
Rebecca has gained experience within a variety ofprivate and public healthcare sectors, such as Community Mental Health, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Forensic Mental Health, Neuro-rehabilitation, Paediatric care with Children and Adolescents. She has also and also within other sectors of Women’s Health and Empowerment, Alternative Therapy modalities and Expressive Art Therapy. Rebecca began her therapeutic practice as an Occupational Therapist in Wales, and had later lived and worked in Hong Kong before moving to London to further her studies in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Over the years, Rebecca has worked individually with clients, while also planning and holding group therapy sessions with children, adolescents and adults in long term and short term care. She has been inspired to be part of the journeys people take toward a deeper understanding of themselves, their interpersonal relationships and the world around them. Her experiences have since ignited a personal passion to bridge the gap between psychotherapy and other practices of wellbeing, such as art, ayurveda, meditation and permaculture, all of which inspire her practice as a therapist.
Ivor McKay is a psychotherapist working one-to-one with individuals and within therapy groups at Community Psychotherapy Network and within the NHS. His counselling background includes practicing within the charity sector and a wide range of private and public organisations, from first to third sector settings. His experience as a therapist have granted Ivor with an interest to work with individuals who may be experiencing addiction, racial trauma and personality problems.
He has also gained experience in various forensic settings where his expertise has been widely used. Ivor is an experienced group facilitator with an in-depth and personal understanding of issues relating to racial injustice and how to work with diverse groups therapeutically, often within non-clinical environments such as housing and different workplaces.
BSc Psychology; MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development
Sarah Clark is an experienced and passionate psychotherapist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple NHS settings, such as forensic and general in-patient units for the majority of her career. Alongside this, she has practiced within the community, serving out-patient units in North London.
Following a BSc in psychology, she completed a MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development with Birkbeck University of London, and then a further Psychotherapy Training with the British Psychotherapy Foundation, London. Although Sarah is trained within the Psychoanalytic tradition, her therapeutic practice is drawn from a range of other psychological approaches including Mentalisation-based Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy.
Sarah has since completed further training with the Centre for Leadership and Affective Neuroscience (C-LAN), has been a speaker of numerous webinars discussing the impact of the COVID pandemic on the mental health of individual, teams and organisations, as well as facilitating workshops for organisations, focusing on building resilience throughout this time.
Sarah is a member of the The Neuropsychoanalysis Association and has a special interest in the dialogue between psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and the application of psychoanalytic insight into the domains of Art, Film, and Culture.
BSc Experimental Psychology,
Individual Psychotherapist and UKCP Trainee
Adelaide is a Psychotherapist based in London. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol, and a PgDip in Contemporary Psychotherapy from Beeleaf Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Alongside this, she works at the UK Trauma Council based at the Anna Freud Centre, managing a project that aims to radically improve the help young people receive following traumatic events and experiences.
Adelaide has worked with organisations such as HSBC and the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change settings to increase understanding of mental health in the workplace. She continues to deliver talks and workshops to corporations.
Adelaide's extensive training allows her to provide both short-term and long-term therapy for a wide range of difficulties from low self-esteem to trauma and loss.
M. Inst. Group Analysis; Addiction Dip, BSc (Hons)
Mayer is a registered psychotherapist offering individual and group long-term analytic therapy. He additionally provides short-term focused therapy for individuals in recovery from alcohol, substance misuse, or other addictive disorders. He has an Honours Degree in Addiction Counselling from the University of Bath and has gained extensive experience as an addiction counsellor in private, charity, and third sector settings. For the past six years, he has been training as a Group Psychotherapist at the Institute of Group Analysis in London, and he is an Honorary Group Psychotherapist at the City & Hackney NHS Mental Health Trust.
Mayer's therapeutic approach focuses on assisting individuals who have experienced early-life developmental trauma and challenges to develop a sense of belonging and to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. He is passionate about the compassionate, attentive and effective nature of psychotherapy, especially in helping people overcome deeply ingrained emotional difficulties and repetitive patterns.
Mayer is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is soon to be accredited as a full member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). In addition to his work at Community Psychotherapy Network, he provides individual and group therapy sessions in private practices in North and East London.
Head of Support Services
Betti is the owner of “Type etc.” which successfully support third sector health care providers with all over the United Kingdom. She and her team try to carry out the impossible job of looking after our diaries and keep our accounts and invoices organised.
As a Social Enterprise, our mission is to extend a helping hand and open new horizons for those facing mental health difficulties. To ensure accessibility, we've implemented a sliding-scale system, allowing you to pay fees based on your income.
We believe mental health support should be accessible to all - so, we offer concession fees for those facing financial constraints, ensuring that quality therapy is within reach for everyone.
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