Helga St Blaize is a UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, with a particular focus on alleviating the suffering caused by traumatic life changes and conflicts, as well as other emotional and behavioural upsets.
Trained at the Bowlby Centre, an advocate of the attachment focussed theories of John Bowlby, Helga has worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, the voluntary sector and privately.
As a regular contributor to mental health journals, Helga has developed a research interest in the impact on mind and body of conflicting desires and needs, as well as intergenerational trauma, ethnic and gender identity, and sexuality.
In line with her attachment training, Helga works to explore the past in a meaningful way, linking life history – particularly around our earliest relationships – to present issues, so that the future may be embraced with greater ease and confidence. While mindful of the past’s great influence on the present, Helga appreciates the need to maintain a focus on current life choices and difficulties. To this end, she fosters a warm and supportive therapeutic relationship, something she views as essential to the provision of a healing environment: a healthy attachment allows fundamental shifts within the brain to take place, disrupting harmful habits and leading to a more resilient approach to life.
Available to work with individuals or couples, please write to Helga at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anamaya for further information.
Initial Assessment session 90 minutes £160 (individual)/£250 (couples)
Further consultations 50 minutes £110 (individual)/£190 (couples)