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Yoni Pinkas

Psychotherapy in Walthamstow

English  |  עברית



I am a BPC registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with over fifteen year’s experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and in various settings, privately and within the NHS.

I have worked extensively with people going through crisis and significant life changes, and have a special interest and expertise in working with issues of identity and culture, immigration and relocation, masculinity and starting a family.

People often come to see me when they are struggling with their mood, low self-esteem, anger, loneliness, anxiety and stress, or if they are having difficulties in relationships, in their career, with sexuality or addiction. You might be troubled by earlier experiences,  feeling stuck, or repeating familiar patterns or you might have a need to think about your life more broadly and try to make sense of things.

In a psychodynamic approach I aim to help you think about unconscious thoughts and feelings, early experiences and relationships. I will offer you a safe space to talk about whatever’s troubling you, even if you’re not sure what that is exactly, and am committed to helping you challenge the things in your life that aren’t working for you.

I believe that therapy helps us to become who we genuinely are. Talking things through with a professional can help us become more aware of ourselves and the patterns we fall into, our fears and desires. This can help us to understand ourselves at a deeper level, to find more freedom in our lives, to grow and to flourish.


Psychodynamic psychotherapy is typically open-ended, although I offer time-limited therapy for specific issues in some cases. Sessions are 50 minutes long, unstructured and open, and you are invited to talk about whatever you’d like on the day.

We will usually need one or two initial consultations to discuss what’s troubling you, what would be helpful and whether I am the right therapist for you. These sessions are sometimes slightly longer and may be charged differently.

I work with adults of all ages, and older adolescents, in English and in Hebrew.

I also offer clinical supervision for clinicians from different backgrounds.

My practice is based in Walthamstow a short walking distance from Victoria Line and London Overground stations. I am part of Walthamstow Therapy and work from there part of the week.  I am currently working in person but can offer online sessions in some cases.

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In most cases we will begin with one or two initial consultations to see if working together is possible and wanted.

There are instances when a more comprehensive consultation process is needed and could last 3-5 sessions, for instance when circumstances are particularly complex or we need to consider getting support from other agencies or professionals. In these cases, consultations might last longer and will be charged differnetly. 

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

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This is a typically long-term and unstructured therapy, which aims to focuses on your early life experiences, relationships, emotions and unconscious processes. Sessions are 50 minutes and you are invited to talk about whatever may be on your mind. 

Through safe exploartion, important themes and repeated patterns can emerge and you can gain new understandings about yourself, feel more comfortable in yourself, more fulfilled and more free to choose what your life will be.

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.

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 supervision is 50 minutes.


I charge on a sliding scale based on have some reduced-fee spaces for patients on lower income. Please contact me directly to discuss.

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.

Yoni Pinkas Psychotherapy

I am experienced in providing both long and short term treatment for 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 and Psychology Today.


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

I am based in Walthamstow (E17) and have rooms in the St James Street area and at Walthamstow Therapy, 111a Hoe Street, E17 4RX (near Walthamstow Central).

Please note that my room is on the 2nd floor and is only accessible by stairs.

Thank you for your message. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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