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Females only – London see’s the opening of its first ladies-only psychotherapy practice

Woman to Woman is the first private clinic of its kind in the London area. No, it’s not because it specialises in a ‘new’ type of therapy, or because it offers support to individuals suffering from a particular condition, but because it’s doors are only open to women.

The clinic is the brainchild of Sabina Amiga, Anna Tierney, and Trudi Seely. A lawyer, a businesswomen and a novelist, all of whom retrained as psychotherapists in a bid to make therapy more readily available and accessible for women just like them.

According to Tierney, there is a huge gap in this area. Many women either earn too much to be taken on by a charitable organisations, or they have to endure very long NHS waiting lists, and the woman to woman clinic is a service which could help to bridge this gap.

The three psychotherapists all specialise in different areas. Amiga is a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which means she works with the unconscious mind of her clients to try and reveal what is underneath. She explains that she works in a collaborative way, feeding back what she takes from the clients whilst making suggestions and interpretations.

Tierney on the other hand works as an integrative psychotherapist, who looks into peoples pasts to try and identify patterns in the way they behave. She often see’s women who have lost a loved one, or women who are worried about their biological clock running out before they have a chance to have a child.

Seeley is also an integrative psychotherapist. Her client profile is largely women who are getting older and are dealing with issues such as losing their sexuality. “Often what I do is just listen, and then I interpret. It’s two minds working on the same problem so that the client doesn’t feel so alone.” She said.

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