Are you feeling depressed, anxious or stuck?
Do you struggle with relationships, family, or at work?
Are you finding it hard to recover after a loss or a traumatic experience?
Perhaps you have reached a crossroads, but are uncertain how to move on.
Therapy offers a safe place to talk about what’s on your mind
My name is Lisa Vaughan. I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, based in Hampstead, north-west London. I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the United Kingdom Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP), and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Find out more about my professional qualifications and experience
I offer psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychodynamic counselling to adults dealing with a range of emotional issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and loss and trauma. I specialise in medium- to longer-term work, but I am also available for shorter-term therapy.
Therapy can help
Most people experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. Psychotherapy can help us to work through our problems and understand ourselves better.
People seek therapy for many reasons. You may want help with an emotional issue or specific situation, or to identify and explore confusing feelings or symptoms. Some of us come to make sense of unresolved issues from the past, to address unwanted or repetitive behaviour patterns, or because we want more out of life.
Sharing your difficulties and dilemmas through therapy can bring relief, offer a new perspective, and through greater self-awareness, open up the possibility of change and furthering your potential.
Psychotherapy can help with a wide range of issues, including:
- Anxiety, stress, depression or finding it hard to cope
- Difficulty making, sustaining or ending relationships
- Managing loss - including serious illness, bereavement or separation
- Lack of confidence, low self-esteem or feelings of underachievement
- Difficulty adjusting after relocation or other changes
- Work or family-related problems
- Feeling isolated, lonely, detached or empty
- Self-destructive or unwanted behaviour patterns, self-harming or suicidal thoughts
- Difficulties around food, weight and shape
- Issues of identity or sexuality
- Challenges of infertility, post-natal depression, parenthood, and mid-life crises
- Panic attacks or phobias
- Trouble managing anger or other difficult feelings
- Disappointment that life isn’t working out as you hoped
- A readiness for change, but uncertainty about how to get there