Dr Angelina Archer - Counselling Psychologist
Dr Angelina Archer
Available for appointments at our Marylebone Clinic
Works With All Age Groups
In today’s fast-paced and uncertain world, we can feel overwhelmed by our problems. Sometimes we wonder why we are struggling, especially if we have coped successfully in the past. I also believe that how we experience and cope with problems in the present often have their origins in early events and relationships with family. From the beginning of our lives, we learn messages about how we perceive and value ourselves and navigate the world around us. I believe therapy can be a powerful and effective way of making sense of these problems by providing insight and understanding.
I am a counselling psychologist with experience in the NHS, educational and private sectors. I have worked with patients of all ages, backgrounds and life difficulties, such as burnout, depression, anxiety, anger, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, childhood sexual abuse, early childhood trauma, bereavement, long-term illnesses, cultural and identity issues, student mental health and those who work in the performing arts/entertainment industry using evidence-based approaches.
I offer a safe, confidential space where we can talk about issues which you feel are impacting your wellbeing, and together we can explore ways for you to move forward with your life. I work integratively, which means I draw on psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches to help you make sense of your difficulties. I also work with dream and art interpretation, as I believe they can provide insight into unconscious processes and taken-for-granted knowledge. However I believe the therapeutic relationship has the ability to facilitate psychic change regardless of the approach used.
I feel privileged to gain an insight into the private worlds of patients, as most often therapy is the first time they have shared their stories to another person. I am aware that it takes courage to embark on therapy, and the process at times can be tough, but I am honoured to be part of the positive change that patients experience.
I enjoy music, arts and crafts, photography, puzzles, quizzes and comedy. I believe my hobbies reflect my interest in problem-solving and making sense of hidden messages in life, as I believe nothing is ever as it seems.
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