Welcome. I’m Gina Latner, an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. Having completed a five-year post-graduate training at one of the foremost psychodynamic and psychoanalytic institutions in the country, WPF Therapy, I have expertise in treating people of all backgrounds and presenting with a wide range of issues.
I provide a discreet, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to explore the matters which are troubling you and to provide understanding and support in making sense of your experiences.
I am an accredited member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a member of the FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling), and I adhere to their codes of ethics.
I currently run my private practice from consulting rooms in Central London and online, via zoom, where necessary. I also work in the Trauma Unit at the NHS Tavistock and Portman Clinic.
What I can help with
I practise time-limited and open-ended individual psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Time-limited therapy involves 12 sessions where we agree, at the outset, on a specific issue or goal which we can work on together. Short-term psychotherapy can be helpful for issues such as work-related stress, relationship problems, anxiety, panic and sudden or unexpected life events. Clients will be given a schedule of their psychotherapy sessions and account can be taken of holidays or planned absences if known before therapy begins. If, by the end of our 12 sessions, you feel there is more you wish to discover, we can discuss continuing our sessions with an open-ended approach.
Open-ended therapy allows for a more in-depth approach and therefore a deeper, more comprehensive, exploration of one’s past and how it may impact one’s thoughts and feelings in the present. Open-ended therapy allows for deep-rooted and difficult issues to be explored at a pace that suits you in a supportive and containing environment. Deciding how long to remain in therapy is a personal choice, and can be discussed together as our work progresses, working towards ending in a sensitive, considered and appropriate way for you.
Some of the issues I can help with include
Abuse and neglect – sexual, physical and emotional abuse or neglect
Anger or conflict
Anxiety, panic or stress
Depression and low mood
Dissatisfaction, feeling stuck, struggling to find purpose and meaning
Family Problems – current family or family of origin, generational issues and trauma
Grief - bereavement and loss
Identity – self exploration, life crisis
Relationships and Intimacy – with oneself and with others
Loneliness and isolation
Shame, self-doubt, self-esteem
Self-Harm and suicidal ideation
Trauma – including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)