Dr Lynne Korte

Counselling & Psychotherapy in South West & Central London

About Me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in the City of London and South West London. I provide both individual and couples therapy and am accredited with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since completion of my degree in Clinical Psychology, I have completed further specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and am accredited with the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP).

My Experience

My past experience covers a broad range of difficulties. I have worked within the NHS for many years in several different services including a service providing psychotherapy to victims of trauma and abuse as well as in the physical health sector with individuals with long term physical illness or disability. However, the majority of my experience is within adult mental health services providing psychotherapy to individuals presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties.

My Approach

My approach is integrative and person centred as I use a variety of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and interpersonal therapy and tailor the treatment according to the needs of the individual. In addition to my private work, I am currently working in an NHS community service in Surrey providing psychotherapy to individuals and families with severe and often enduring mental illness.
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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is an interpersonal treatment that involves talking to a trained professional about difficulties that you may be experiencing in any area of your life. It can be useful if you want to explore a specific problem or concern, for example stress, anxiety or depression or if you are feeling stuck in your life and experiencing a general lack of purpose and fulfilment.

Psychotherapy provides a safe space in which to explore feelings, gain an understanding of your difficulties and develop better ways of managing or relieving painful or difficult symptoms. It can also help you to recognise long term patterns of thinking and behaving, gain perspective on the effect of past events on your current relationships and make permanent changes to your life. I aim to provide a supportive and confidential environment in which we can jointly explore your concerns or needs.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Although I work integratively, using a variety of psychological models and tailoring the treatment to the requirements of the individual, one of my main models is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have specialist training in CBT and am accredited with the BABCP which is the gold standard of CBT training. CBT is a leading evidence based psychological therapy. This means that research has proven it to be an effective therapy that works in the long term. It is recommended for many disorders including depression, anxiety disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Phobias, Health Anxiety and Social Anxiety) anger management, addictions and relationship difficulties. CBT is a form of therapy which aims to solve a variety of problems by working on our emotions, maladaptive thought patterns and behaviours. It looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act and feel. CBT aims to help us recognise and change our patterns of thinking and our behaviours in order to improve our mood and reduce difficult and distressing symptoms.

Individual & Couples Therapy

Individual therapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist that occurs in a supportive and confidential setting. Couples therapy works to help the couple identify aspects of the relationship they would like to change.

Long Term & Short Term Therapy

I provide both short and long-term psychotherapy. During the initial session, the client will be able to discuss their reasons for seeking psychological treatment and together with the therapist, the length and type of therapy is agreed.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

In CBT, the client and therapist have an equal, collaborative relationship working towards the client’s best outcome. CBT tends to focus more on the here and now; helping you to manage day to day difficulties rather than issues from the past.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of therapy that combines standard CBT techniques with meditative practice. It was developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder but has shown to be effective with other difficulties and conditions.

Lynne’s Testimonials

“Lynne helped me at a point in my life when everything felt extremely dark and out of control. I completely trust her, and she was always the first person I wanted to talk to when I was in crisis. In our sessions I always felt safe and respected while being in such a vulnerable state. I always left our sessions feeling lighter with a deeper understanding of my thoughts and feelings. She allowed me to find and understand myself in my own way, while constantly supporting me through every route I chose to take. I so appreciate everything that she has done for me and continues to do for me. I highly recommended her to anyone seeking a kind, caring, proactive and genuine therapist to help with constant battles of a mental health illness.”

“I had counselling sessions with Lynne for over 2 years. We worked on unresolved issues from my childhood and I made great progress. Lynne is very accepting and kind and helps the client to find their own solutions that are best for them rather than telling you what you should do. This also teaches you responsibility for your choices. I felt like I could trust Lynne and I never felt like she judged me. This way I could discuss even the most painful and secret issues and it contributed to big changes I made in my life. I am a happier person now, who enjoys life. Thank you Lynne for all the efforts you put into helping me.”

“Lynne was a massive help when I was trying to understand where my self-belief conflicted with my personal achievements. Having used other therapists that mostly listen, I specifically looked for someone that would have a two way communication which challenged the way I was perceiving myself while actively using CBT as part of the process. Lynne provided exactly what I needed and set me on the path to building my self confidence.”
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