Dr Lynne Korte

Psychotherapy & Counselling South West London

Starting therapy can be an overwhelming experience and finding a therapist that you fit well with is one of the most important factors of successful therapy. I aim to provide an open, comfortable and confidential space for psychotherapy and counselling South West London in which you can talk through the difficulties you are facing. I work in a very collaborative manner where together we will think about the length and type of therapy most suited to your needs. I am able to offer both short term and long term therapy and work with a range of therapeutic models. These include CBT and DBT which offer tools and techniques for managing daily symptoms or a more interpersonal or psychodynamic approach which looks at both present and past relationships in the effort to find the root causes of your difficulties. During the initial session we will talk through what you are hoping to get out of the therapy and whether one of these approaches or a combination of approaches will best suite you.

About Me

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the BPS. I provide both individual and couples counselling and psychotherapy. I am aware that a person’s first experience of therapy may feel daunting or there may be a style of working more suited to their personality. I encourage open communication in the sessions so that any concerns can be addressed. In this way the therapy is tailored to the individual. This creates an environment in which the client feels relaxed allowing for a more collaborative relationship and a better platform for positive change.

The Rooms

ReCentre Health is a physiotherapy and complementary therapy wellbeing practice in Balham. The therapy rooms at the ReCentre offer a warm and supportive environment in which to come for counselling or psychotherapy in South West London and talk about your difficulties. ReCentre is situated between Balham station and Tooting Bec station. Transport links are good offering easy access from Clapham, Wandsworth, Streatham and other areas in South West London. There is a comfortable waiting room as you enter with friendly receptionists to welcome you to the centre.

My Experience

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I have worked both privately as well as in the NHS seeing individuals, couples and families for psychological therapy. My past experience includes working in a trauma service for victims of trauma and abuse, working in the physical health sector with individuals who have long term illness and disability and working with severe mental illness such as psychosis and personality disorder in adult inpatient and forensic units. I currently work in a community team seeing adults with a variety of mental health difficulties.
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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a process that occurs between a client and therapist and involves working on difficulties the client would like to change. This may be something specific such as stress, anxiety or low mood or it may be that they are looking to create more meaning in their lives and are searching for a sense of purpose.

Psychotherapy provides a containing space in which you can think about what is going on for you, gain a greater understanding around the development of your difficulties and learn better ways of managing distressing symptoms. It can also provide the space for self-reflection required to make links between past experiences and current patterns of behaving in order to recognise the impact our life and relationships have had on our day to day functioning which can pave the way to making permanent changes in our lives.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy which aims to solve a variety of problems by working on our emotions, thought patterns and behaviours. It looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects what we do and how we feel. CBT aims to help us recognise and change our patterns of thinking and our behaviours in order to improve our mood and manage our symptoms. Although my approach is integrative, one of the main models I focus on is CBT. This is an excellent treatment 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 government recommended treatment. Research has shown it to be an effective treatment in the long term and as it is a relatively brief treatment, it is the leading therapy used in the NHS. I have completed further specialist training in CBT and am accredited by the BABCP which ensures a high standard of CBT delivery.

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.”

South West London Counselling & Psychotherapy Room Location

ReCentre Health,
246 Balham High Road,
London, SW17 7AW
ReCentre is located between Balham station and Tooting Bec station. Transport options are aplenty giving good access from Clapham, Streatham, Wandsworth and surrounding areas for counselling in South West London. Parking is available in nearby roads.
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