Dr Lynne Korte

Psychotherapy & Counselling City of London

Entering into a therapy process is a decision not made lightly and having the right therapist is an important factor in gaining a positive outcome. I understand the effort it takes to enter into and continue down this emotional journey and I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and confidential space for psychotherapy and counselling City of London, where you can feel at ease discussing the difficulties that brought you here. I believe therapy is a joint effort between therapist and client and during the initial session we will think together about your needs and the length (short or long term) and type of therapy most suitable to meet these needs. I offer CBT and DBT which are skills based therapies that enable you to use techniques to master unwanted daily symptoms. I also offer interpersonal and psychodynamic therapy which focusses more on your current and past relationships in an effort to look at the root of your difficulties and foster a greater self-awareness which is the foundation for future change.

About Me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am accredited with the HCPC and provide both individual and couples counselling and psychotherapy sessions. Engaging in a therapeutic process for the first time can be overwhelming and may feel strange to some. I encourage clients to be open about their thoughts and feelings about the sessions so that we can work together to develop a model suited to their natural way of working. This promotes a better therapeutic environment in which the client feels more comfortable and assists in helping positive change to occur.

The Rooms

My rooms are based a short walk from Bank station and easily accessible by the Waterloo and City line, Central line, Northern line, Circle line, District line and DLR. The rooms are ideal for offering psychotherapy and counselling city of London to both individual and couples. The venue is in close proximity to Liverpool street station. There is an NCP carpark a 10 minute walk away by Cannon Street station. The therapy rooms in the City of London are high quality premium therapy rooms providing a warm, comfortable space in which to talk about the difficulties you are facing.

My Experience

I have a great deal of experience both in private practice and within an NHS community team, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. I have worked in trauma units with victims of trauma and abuse, in the physical health sector with people living with illness and disability, and in mental health inpatient and forensic units. As a result, I have experience in working with trauma, abuse, physical illness, disability, and severe mental health such as psychosis and borderline personality disorder. I have worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties and conditions.
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Psychotherapy is a treatment that requires talking to a qualified therapist about difficulties you are experiencing. This may be something specific such as stress, depression or anxiety or it may be that you are feeling stuck and unfulfilled and wondering about the purpose of life.

Psychotherapy provides a non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore your concerns. Together with the therapist you will be able to think about possible causes of the difficulties, what you want to achieve in the therapy and how to reach these goals. It also provides the space to reflect on longer term difficulties that may have been affecting various aspects of your life and to think about how your past may be impacting on your present. I aim to provide a warm and safe environment in which we can address these difficulties and bring about positive change.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Although I have trained in several different therapeutic models and use or combine them according to the needs of the client, one of my main approaches is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is a collaborative treatment that 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. It is an active therapy which aims to promote symptom reduction by working on our emotions, thoughts and behaviours. The idea behind CBT is that our (often maladaptive) thought patterns impact on how we feel and behave. The therapy uses a series of skills and techniques to make changes to our thought patterns, behaviours and emotions in order to bring about a reduction in our symptoms. CBT is a leading evidence-based treatment shown to be effective in the long-term and recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the NHS. I have completed further specialist training in CBT and am accredited with the CBT regulatory body (BABCP).

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.”

City of London Counselling & Psychotherapy Room Location

148 Leadenhall Street,
The therapy rooms in Leadenhall Street are high quality premium therapy rooms providing a warm, comfortable space in which to talk about the difficulties you are facing. The building and rooms are unbranded allowing for discretion when visiting my practice for counselling or psychotherapy in the City of London, and we have a professionally trained receptionist to welcome you when you arrive.
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