Allfrey Psychotherapy

An affordable private psychotherapy practice in Chelsea, London.

‘It seems to us that the most important work in the world is the work which we can see, and that the work which is invisible, the work done by our soul, is not important. But the invisible work at the improvement of our soul is the most important work in the world, and all other visible kinds of work are useful only when we do this major work’ - Leo Tolstoy

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is healing of the mind through talking.  

‘What you resist persists’ in Jung’s words, but what you accept and absorb dissolves.  Therapy assists in this process of letting go by increasing our awareness of what is holding us back, so creating space, space to heal and space to change.   

How can psychotherapy help you?

As an individual:

‘The jewel is in the lotus’ as Tibetan Buddhists say, and every human being has the capacity to lead an enlightened and fulfilling life.

If you are reading this then it is likely that there is something you want to change, or that life has become hard to manage.  People come to therapy for all manner of reasons; no matter is too small for us to work through together, as even the smallest tributary leads to the vastness of the sea.

Finding the roots of your demons helps loosen their grip, enabling you to break patterns of behaviour and have more choice as to your actions.  The fist step towards seeking help may be the first of many, but it is both exciting and of worth in itself.

As a couple:

A relationship is essentially a space that allows beautiful things to arise - communication, love, creativity. It is easy for this space to become cluttered in a relationship, often due to the accumulation of things left unsaid. Therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental environment in which you can begin to clear this space as a couple, bringing everything undermining the relationship to the surface, where it can disperse again.

Beginning the process

After the first appointment you can assess whether you wish for us to continue working together for either short or long-term therapy.   

Understanding the busy nature of people’s lives in London I also offer therapy by phone and Skype, for those who need a more flexible service; for this option I do suggest that we meet face-to-face for the initial assessment.