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Stoke Newington Psychotherapists - The Burma Road Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice


Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice
North London

Burma Road Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice

Unfortunately the Practice is closed at the moment because of the coronavirus, but Therapists are still working on the telephone or internet, and can be contacted directly. 

50 Burma Road,
Stoke Newington, London N16 9BJ
Website: www.burmardpractice.co.uk/
Practice Manager: Gina Barker

The Burma Road Practice was founded in 1991 and over the years has evolved into a smoothly run organisation offering a range of counselling and psychotherapeutic services, from highly competent professionals, in an atmosphere of privacy and comfort. 

It is located in a quiet residential street near Clissold Park.

The Practice is served by good transport links – four tube stations within a mile: an overground station at Canonbury; and numerous bus routes – 73, 141, 236, 341, 393, 476. Nearby street parking is on meters.

Here are some of the reasons why people have come to see a practitioner at the Burma Road Practice:

  • Very high stress levels, difficulty functioning in everyday life, maybe drinking too much.

  • Loss of a close relationship, through separation, divorce or death.

  • Conflict and tensions at work

  • Frightening panic or anxiety attacks, for no apparent reason.

  • Problems in relationship or in making a relationship

  • Post traumatic stress

  • Fertility issues: wanting to have a baby, considering IVF, regretting an abortion.

  • A general unhappiness or depression that won’t shift; a sense that life has more to offer

  • Finding a series of CBT sessions on the NHS helpful and wanting to go further.

    Below is a list of the practitioners currently working at the Burma Road Practice, with some information about them and their work, and also their contact details. You can contact any of them directly for further information, or to make an appointment. We also have a number of Associates who work within a reasonable distance of the practice.
  • However if you are not sure what help you need, or what might be the best way forward, we can offer you an Assessment Interview. This takes up to 90 minutes, costs £80. It is an opportunity to talk about what is troubling you, and to explore some of your life history, guided by sensitive questioning. The aim is to enable us to give you our professional opinion as to the best course of action for you, given your psychological and emotional needs and also practical considerations.

    The assessment may well lead to a recommendation of a referral to a counsellor or a psychotherapist, either inhouse or to one of our associates This would be someone who we think you could work well with, and who can, as near as we can determine, meet your practical circumstances.

    It is of course your decision as to whether you take up the referral, and we cannot guarantee any outcome. Sometimes an assessment interview itself may feel like a sufficient help, and you may decide not to proceed further at this point in your life.

    Alternatively, if we do not think that a referral is appropriate, we might make an alternative suggestion which we think will help you. Either way we will endeavour to give you a high quality professional service.

    If you would like to make an appointment for an assessment interview, please email our practice manager Gina Barker at ginabarker13@gmail.com.

    All our counsellors and psychotherapists have membership and/or accreditation with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) or BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy).

    All abide by a professional code of conduct and have appropriate insurance. They come from a range of therapeutic backgrounds, from cognitive to psychoanalytic, humanistic to transpersonal.

    Short or long term contracts are available.

    Practitioners negotiate their own fees, which currently range from £50 (daytime only) to £90 per session. We have French, Spanish, Italian and Malaysian speakers at the Practice.

    If you are a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist and are looking for a place to practise please contact Gina Barker for details of our contracts and terms. We are always happy to talk to and meet with practitioners who may be able to add to the services and expertise which we already offer.

    Currently we have practitioners with particular expertise in such areas as:

    Couple therapy
    The psycho-spiritual journey
    Stress and trauma.

    Several Burma Road Practice practitioners also offer professional supervision, mentoring and consultancy, for counsellors, psychotherapists, complementary therapists, healthcare practitioners and other professionals.


    Breege Dolan
    Tel mobile: 07833 698287
    Email: bmddolan@gmail.com

    I have been working as a Counsellor for over 10 years. During this time I have worked in a charitable setting, the NHS and private practice. I have worked in the corporate sector and understand the additional stress working in this environment can sometimes pose.

    Some of the more recurring issues I have worked with have included depression, addiction, anxiety, self esteem, relationship problems and loss.

    We all, at some point in our lives, encounter problems and obstacles along the way. We may be trying to cope with changes in personal circumstances, experiencing relationship difficulties, we might be suffering from low self esteem or searching for a sense of identity or self worth. Deciding to undertake counselling or therapy can very often be the first step that can lead to experiencing a more fulfilling rewarding life. It can offer a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings at your own pace.

    My training was in Integrative Psychosynthesis, which means I draw on different approaches including Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Gestalt and Jungian. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I abide by their ethical framework of the BACP I work in private practice at Burma Road and at another location in N16.  

    Mick Dunn MSc UKCP
    Tel mobile: 07977 563218


    I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and have been working at the Burma Road Practice for over 10 years. I have also worked previously in charity and NHS clinics specializing in addictive and dependent behaviours but now work solely at Burma Road.
    I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist, a therapeutic approach which encourages you to increase your self understanding, to develop an awareness of a wider range of options, and to increase your ability to effect desired changes in their life.
    At the Burma Road Practice I have worked with people with a wide variety of personal presenting concerns and as I mentioned, I have specialist experience of working with dependent and problematic behaviours. These include substance and alcohol abuse and also problem gambling, a subject on which I occasionally train and lecture.
    I can usually offer you an evening appointment and will provide a dedicated time and space for us to work. I will do my best to listen to your concerns and help you to come to a better understanding of yourself and to think about how you would like to be and what you like to do moving forward.

    Lisa Grande, BACP Senior Accredited
    Tel: 07816 463 373

    I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and EMDR therapist.

    I have worked as an NHS counsellor for many years and I manage a GP counselling service. I previously worked in education for over 20 years as a teacher and later as a counsellor and trainer. I set up a counselling service for students with dyslexia and since then have worked with many adults with dyslexia and ADHD.

    I use an integrative approach, adjusting to the individual needs of each client. The development of a good working relationship is my first priority. This can include the use of EMDR for working through difficult past experiences, and Mindfulness for managing symptoms in the present (such as anxiety and depression). EMDR can also help with addictions and compulsive behaviours.

    I work in English and Spanish.
    Denise Ielitro, UKCP and BPS registered. MA PG Dip
    Tel: 0790 3590 881

    I am a trained psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist, and adopt a psychoanalytic/existential approach. My practice is open to people of all ages and all walks of life. I work in English and Italian and offer short and long term psychotherapy, depending on the individual need.   
    I have studied in London, Berlin and Rome and currently work as a lecturer at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s College, London. 
    Besides my private practice and teaching, I have worked for the NHS, MIND and GP Practices. My experience includes working with depression, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, trauma, bereavement, stress, anxiety, sexuality, and self-development.  
    I believe therapy can make a significant and lasting difference to our lives. Psychotherapy is a joint undertaking, and it is especially important to work with someone who is understanding and non-judgemental, and who you can trust to work with you. My aim is to promote positive change and help you get in touch with your feelings and emotions and make better sense of your past and present.

    I work in private practice in Burma Road and in East London near to Victoria Park.

    “Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tension that engender them” (Karl Jaspers)

    Chuey Y Loh
    Website: www.chueylohpsychotherapy.co.uk

    Core process psychotherapy is based on in-depth understanding of what it is to be human. It is also an enquiry into our existential processes and our human potential. The ‘core’ is that unconditional state inherent in all of us, a state that is potentially present in every moment. Core process is the movement from this inherent awareness or unconditional state, to the way we develop our personality and the shape of who we are.

    Core process psychotherapy is humanistic, integrative, transpersonal and psychospiritual in its approach, with influences from reflections of the existential and phenomenological aspects.

    The approach is a combination of Buddhist views and Western psychotherapeutic concepts, and it brings together a focus of a body-mind awareness, which helps to centre on our present experiences with openness, spaciousness, compassion and clarity.

    I have worked for a number of years as a counsellor and psychotherapist in London. I am also a trainer with The Karuna Institute in Devon.

    Perrine Moran MA, PG Dip. TIMP, MBACP (Accred.)
    Relationship Counsellor, Individual and Couple Psychotherapist
    Tel: 07971 855 980
    perrinemoran@hotmail.com Website: pmoranpsychotherapy.com 

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    I am a BACP accredited psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist, with a specialised qualification in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships, where I currently work as a visiting clinician and lecturer.

    Problems with communication and relationships (with a partner, but also with a parent, a child, a friend, a colleague...) are often what bring people to therapy. Talking with a professionally trained “outsider” about what happens “inside” the relationship can help to clarify mixed feelings, find a balance between being together and being separate, and establish the right emotional distance between you and others.

    In my work with individuals and couples, I focus on everyday interactions and conflicts, recurrent behaviour patterns, and the links to the past which help to understand them. Together we explore the conscious dynamics at play and listen for the less conscious material which might emerge and enable you to move on.

    Weekly sessions take place in a safe, caring and confidential environment, where mutual trust allows words to be spoken and fears, often hidden, to be overcome.

    I am bilingual and work in English and in French.

    Louise Neervoort
    Tel: 07592 999 694
    Email: louiseneervoort@gmail.com Website: https://louisecbt.com

    I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and use CBT in my practice to work with a range of issues. CBT is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be very effective at helping people with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression. It is based on the idea that your thoughts, feelings and actions are interconnected and focuses on changing your thoughts and actions to change how you feel.

    If we worked together, we would use CBT to find ways of gaining clarity about your current problems and finding new ways of managing difficulties and improving aspects of your life. The process would be collaborative and I work very flexibly, adapting the therapy to suit you and what you would like to achieve.

    My clinical experience

    My clinical expertise includes working extensively with anxiety problems; in particular generalised anxiety and worry, panic attacks, phobias and social anxiety. I have also worked with depression that may be a reaction to a particular event or related to more long standing issues. I can also work with bereavement and some kinds of addictive behaviours. Most recently, I have been working at a specialist service with people who have been through a significant trauma and have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

    Is CBT for me?

    Working with a cognitive behavioural therapy approach will feel more structured and practical than other forms of therapy. CBT involves actively thinking about a problem from different angles, trying out new ways of doing things and monitoring your mood to learn about what helps and what doesn't. You will learn techniques and strategies for managing anxiety and worry differently and be encouraged to try out different ways of coping with feelings, thoughts and problems. There will be opportunities to reflect on your experiences, and explore what these have meant for you. You’ll be encouraged to use these insights to make valuable changes.

    Egle Vera Reeves
    UKCP registered Psychotherapist/Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalysis (Argentina) 
    Tel: 077 8681 5519

    I have been at The Burma Road Practice for over 10 years, providing individual weekly psychotherapy sessions to adults and young people.

    I work at the Burma Road Practice on Wednesday evenings, and have another small private practice in Walthamstow, E17. I offer psychotherapy sessions in English and Spanish, and I work with people of all ages, backgrounds and presenting issues.

    I do not follow predetermined ‘ways’ in response to specific ‘symptoms’. The process of therapy will entail a unique endeavour between the therapist and each individual seeking psychotherapy.

    My psychoanalytic and integrative practice is influenced by the teachings of Freud, Lacan, Winnicott, by different contemporary child development researchers, and many Argentinean critical psychoanalysts like R. Rodulfo.

    Alongside my clinical experience, I have experience working in multidisciplinary teams with individuals and groups. I have worked in Argentina with children with severe and combined diagnoses for many years. Also, in community programs in deprived communities, in schools, and in a psychiatric hospital running a therapeutic group.

    I have an interest in the early years and in preventative work. I have worked with community groups, with asylum seeking and homeless families, and I currently work for Early Years in a local authority offering emotional and practical support for families with young children – where amongst other duties, I run a weekly group for new parents and their babies.

    Cathy Rostas
    Tel: 0794 1325888

    I am a skilled psychodynamic counsellor/ psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. I offer once-weekly counselling and psychotherapy on a time-limited or open-ended basis.

    I trained at the WPF, a leading charitable provider of talking therapies, and am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow the BACP Code of Ethics and Good Practice. I also provide counselling in a primary health care setting in an inner London GP Surgery.

    I work at the Burma Road Practice on a Monday evening (and see patients from my home consulting room on other days).

    Psychodynamic counselling is a type of in-depth therapy that has a long and respected track record. I follow the notion that problems and distress in the present may be related to past experiences.

    We all have a tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour, and even though we would like to change, we can feel unable to.  I will help you in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to understand these patterns so that you can develop your own choices and move forward – to move perhaps from feeling a victim of circumstances to a feeling of having more control over your life.

    These are some of the issues I work with: depression, loneliness, feelings of emptiness or emotional numbness, bereavement, anxiety, work-related issues, relationship difficulties, difficulties coping with loss or change, anger, destructive patterns of behaviour, guilt and sexual difficulties.

    If you feel ready to explore your thoughts and feelings, counselling and psychotherapy can bring about deeply therapeutic and long lasting change. Please contact me to arrange an initial session where we will explore your issues and needs.

    John Slade UKCP Reg

    I am a skilled and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.

    I offer integrative and cognitive counselling and psychotherapy at The Burma Road Practice for depression, low self-esteem, low confidence, assertiveness skills, stress, anxiety, panic, anger management, work related issues, relationship problems and more.

    I work with individuals and couples. My style is optimistic, sympathetic and interactive, focused towards positive change.

    I have wide experience of working in private practice as well as within the NHS and the voluntary sector. I have been registered with the UKCP since 1993, as an integrative psychotherapist.

    I believe that positive change and development, which is the business of therapy, comes through positive relationship in our external and internal life. We grow psychologically through accepting and connecting aspects of ourselves; we then feel more complete and confident about how to stand in relation to the world. We can improve our ability to recognise our thoughts and feelings and to act more positively.

    In my development as a practitioner I have integrated and drawn influence from a number of principal theories and practices, notably psychoanalysis and psychodynamics, attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy and person-centred counseling.

    For more information please visit my eastendpsychotherapy website or contact me.

    Kay Tromans
    Tel: 07872 600 852
    I am a very experienced and friendly counsellor, and also a member BACP and CCC.

    I work with men and women. My counselling experience includes issues with depression, anxiety, bereavement, eating disorders, panic attacks, relationship problems, addictive or destructive behaviour, sexuality issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma and various other conditions.

    I am also a trained bereavement counsellor and trained in working with eating disorders at Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Regular further training, workshops etc complement my humanistic and psychodynamic qualifications.

    As well as my private counselling practice, I’ve worked at a counselling centre elsewhere in north London for many years, which has given me the opportunity to meet clients from every walk of life for both long and short term counselling. Above all I think I am approachable, helpful and easy to talk to.

    For more details please call or email me.