Yoni Pinkas

Individual, Couples and Group Psychotherapy

English  |  עברית

 

Seeking help is not easy.

Often, it is more difficult than letting things stay the way they are.

 

I can offer you a safe space to think about these things in your life that aren’t working, and am committed to helping you challenge the usual way of going about things.

 

This might be around difficult events or life transitions, such as changes in employment or relationships, the loss of a loved one, illness, or a threat to life. In some cases, people struggle with low mood, anxiety, or feelings of loneliness, without exactly being sure why. We often find ourselves feeling stuck in the same place, or doing the same things over and over. We experience complex tensions and dilemmas surrounding friends and family life, personal development, work, and more, with no clear solution in sight. There might also be a general desire to think about and make sense of your life, to face your patterns and fears, and to change the way you do and see things. In these situations, psychotherapy allows you to freely and safely explore things with a professional, in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.

Throughout your psychotherapy sessions, you will have the opportunity to raise issues that are currently on your mind and to explore underlying matters and themes, some of which you may not be completely aware. I will listen to you closely and will work with you to uncover the difficult areas of your life, and to think about things you might not ordinarily think about.

 

I offer individual and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults of all ages, in English and Hebrew.

My practice is located at HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston E8, short walking distance from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction stations.

 
 
Services and fees

Consultation

Any treatment, whether group or individual, begins with an initial consultation period.

There will usually be two or three consultation sessions, each lasting an hour and a quarter, in which the two of us will meet and see if working together is possible and wanted. 

Throughout these sessions, you will have the opportunity to reflect on the issues that are on your mind, and consider options for treatment.

Consultation session, 1 hour and 15 minutes – £100

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This is a typically long-term, open, emotionally focused, and unstructured psychological treatment, in which the patient is invited to talk about whatever may be on his or her mind. It is greatly informed by psychoanalytic theory, which aims to explore unconscious processes. Though this exploration is often difficult, important themes and repeated patterns can emerge and promote new understandings about ourselves, as well as a greater sense of fulfilment and freedom.

Session of psychodynamic psychotherapy, 50 minutes – £70

Group psychotherapy

We spend life as part of many  groups – our family, at school, at work - and the psychotherapy group aims to reflect this very meaningful aspect of our lives.

Like in individual sessions, patients are invited to share whatever comes to their mind. Though opening up to a group of people we don’t know can be daunting, the group may also offer a greater sense of support and commonality. Patients in groups often find that many of their own experiences and difficulties are in fact shared by others, promoting a sense of empowerment and reducing loneliness.

Session of group psychotherapy, one and a half hours - £40

Clinical Supervision

I provide individual and group supervision for clinicians from different backgrounds working in various settings. I work through a psychodynamic framework which can be applied to  a range of modalities and provide new perspectives to your work. 

Individual clinical supervision, 50 minutes - £70

A reduced fee may be considered for those on low income.
About me

I am a psychotherapist and group-work practitioner, trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, and at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. 

I hold an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel-Aviv University, where I have also trained in psychotherapy and group facilitation. I currently see individual patients and groups in the NHS and in private practice.

I am experienced in providing both long and short term treatment for adolescents and adults of all ages, in individual settings and in groups, and have worked with patients from diverse backgrounds in various organisations and institutions.

 

I am a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with The British Psychoanalytic Council (registration number: 22120) and adhere to its code of ethics. I am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and a registered psychologist with the Israeli Ministry of Health (license no. 27-122497). You can also find me on Counselling Directory, City Road Therapy, and at HQ Therapy.

 
 
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Contact

To arrange an initial consultation, or for an informal conversation, please contact me through the form below, or at

I am based in two locations:
HQ Therapy Rooms, 83a Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB, short  walking distance from both Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Stations (overground).

Nearby bus lines: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 488

City Road Therapy, 335 City Rd, Angel, London EC1V 1LJ. Nearby Angel Station and bus lines 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 133, 205, 214, 274, 341, 394, 476.

Please note that both locations are only accessible by stairs.