Sophie Corke Psychotherapy
9 Coldbath Square
Clerkenwell
London 
EC1R 5HL
Tel: 07900 125707

Getting started

Contact me if you'd like to arrange an intial consultation to help you decide if therapy is for you.

Individual therapy: £75-£85 (50 minutes)
Couple therapy: £100-£120 (50 minutes)

Sessions are usually weekly.

I am concerned to ensure that therapy is affordable and it is always possible to discuss a fee that takes into account your personal circumstances

Confidentiality

All our communication, from your intial phone call or email to what is said within sessions is strictly confidential.
Member of British Psychoanalytic Council, BACP registered, Professional Standards Authority registered

Couple & Individual Psychotherapy

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

I have wide-ranging experience of working with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds and cultures.  I aim to build a trusting relationship in which the difficulties you bring can be explored in a non-judgmental setting.  Together we will look at your current issues in the light of your past experiences and relationships, so that connections begin to be made.  A greater understanding of some of your unconscious thoughts and feelings can help you to feel less stuck and to increase your compassion for yourself and for others in your life. 

Some of the issues that people bring to individual therapy include:

  • Anxiety and/or depression.
  • Relationship issues, issues around sex.
  • Childhood or more recent trauma.
  • Lack of confidence.
  • Loneliness.
  • Bereavement.
  • Dealing with illness, either your own or of someone close to you.
  • Feeling generally dissatisfied or stuck.

COUPLE PSYCHOTHERAPY -

Relationships can come under pressure for many reasons and sometimes couples find that their usual ways of coping are no longer working.  

The psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach is non-judgmental, and helps you to understand how your own individual histories and the history of your relationship has brought you to this point. Through this process you may uncover thoughts and feelings that you were unaware of or have not felt able to express, giving you a new perspective on your relationship.

Above all you and your partner should be able to start listening to one another again, increasing your understanding of the other's point of view. The focus will be on what you have co-created as a couple, rather than either person being at fault. The process may at times be difficult, but many couples are able to reconnect and rediscover the joy in their relationship.

Sometimes couples need help to separate or to end their relationship. Therapy can also help with this and can enable you to move forward with your lives.  

Some of the reasons that couples come to therapy.

  • Entrenched and repetitive arguments.
  • Bereavement or financial loss.
  • Loss of desire or other sexual difficulties.
  • One or both partners having an affair.
  • Issues around starting a family and parenting.
  • Dealing with separateness and difference.
  • Illness and/or depression of one partner.
  • Co-parenting.
  • Separation and divorce.
  • Issues around life changes such as "empty nesting" or retirement.
  • Wanting to improve a particular area of the relationship.