E18 1BD, United Kingdom
EC3A, United Kingdom
MSc (Psych) MBACP
Session types
Face to face counselling
Online counselling
Older Adults

Bola Shonubi

Primary Location

I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I work predominantly within the psychodynamic model of psychotherapy. This type of therapy focuses on revealing the unconscious content of an individual’s psyche/mind to help understand where psychic tension,difficulties and emotional issues originate from.   Psychodynamic Psychotherapy aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, this helps individuals to understand their deep rooted feelings and emotions.   This helps to try and resolve the problems and issues that they are experiencing.

Our psyche can bury painful and traumatic emotions and feelings into our unconscious minds. Painful feelings, emotions and memories which are to difficult for the conscious mind to process. As a result of the burying of these painful memories and experiences individuals can sometimes behave in ways which they do not understand. Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps to understand these behaviours and make significant changes to these behaviours.

Individuals who are genuinely interested in exploring themselves and are looking for self knowledge as to why they behave the way they do,as well as symptom relief will benefit most from this type of therapy.  This type of therapy will also be of benefit to individuals who seem to “have it all” but still feel “empty” or troubled inside and have had difficult and traumatic childhoods.

I have provided psychotherapy for individuals who have experienced deep trauma from incidents which have been documented in the media and National News Outlets. My experience is extensive and I intend to help you with the difficulties or issues that you are experiencing.


Training, Qualifications and Experience

Since 1998 I have completed various training courses in Counselling, culminating in qualifying with a Master of Science degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.

I began my clinical work, pre and post qualification at the Complex Care Clinic of St Ann’s Hospital part of the Haringey, Enfield and Barnet NHS Trust in London. I provided psychodynamic therapy for individuals who had very complex psychological/emotional/mental health problems such as borderline personality disorder, paranoid schizoid disorders, depression, anxiety and many more. Most of the therapy that I provided was long term, face to face.  I do provide online therapy by Skype when it is very difficult to attend in person face to face sessions.

I provide psychotherapy from my private practice at Lily House, before then I provided treatment at the The Rectory Lane Psychotherapy Clinic at North Essex Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust for individuals who suffered with complex longstanding psychological and emotional issues.

I have also provided and still provide short term face to face counselling to individuals who as a result of traumatic life events in adulthood, have felt they have been unable to cope with or make sense of life anymore. Traumatic life events such as a death in the family, divorce, redundancy, domestic violence and other tragic life events.

I worked as a counsellor at the Enfield Women’s Centre providing counselling to women that had experienced domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, rape, depression, anxiety, low self esteem and a general inability to cope with life.

I have also worked with women who have undergone abortions or termination of pregnancies and are having difficulty with the decision they made or the decision they were pressured into.

Summary of Qualifications

Master of Science (Psychotherapy and Counselling)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Higher Certificate In Counselling
Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy

Couples counselling
Psychoanalytic therapy
Psychodynamic therapy
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Anorexia nervosa
Antisocial personality disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Binge-eating disorder
Bulimia nervosa
Domestic violence
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Sexual abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship problems
Work-related stress

Mondays:- 9.00 am – 9.50 am, 1.00 pm – 2.50 pm

Tuesdays:- 8.00 am – 8.50 am, 9.00 am – 9.50 am, 10.00 am – 10.50 am, 11.00 am – 11.50 am.

Wednesdays:- 12.00 pm – 12.50 pm

£75.00 – Individual face to face therapy per session.
£85.00 – Couples therapy per session.
£150.00 – Corporate Clients per session.

I charge a concessional fee of £65.00 for those on a lower income.

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