Adrienne Baker PhD

Psychotherapist

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Protea Hills
  • Flat 124
  • Moshav Shoresh
  •  
Adrienne Baker PhD

Psychotherapist

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Protea Hills
  • Flat 124
  • Moshav Shoresh
  •  

ABOUT

I made aliyah in September 2020 and came to live in Protea Hills, a retirement village, two months later, so I feel I have quite a personal understanding of loss and change and how vulnerable one can feel in those early months. My professional background was initially in social work for over 20 years. I had a particular interest in working with families with a child with special needs. Mothers (always the mothers!) came to a group I ran which became a safe place to express often very angry feelings. I encouraged the members to write about their experiences and their article was published in the British Medical Journal (2nd Jan 1988) and in the Guardian newspaper. After finally leaving social work I researched for my PhD at King's College, London University, and my doctorate was awarded in 1991. I undertook two trainings at the Tavistock Clinic: in Family Therapy and in Psychodynamic Understandings in Social Work Practice (1987-88). During the time of researching for my PhD I began lecturing on women's development, roles and expectations and then in 1991 I was appointed to Regent's College School of Psychotherapy, as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Clinical Tutor. I worked at Regents for 17 years until my retirement from academic work.



As well as my private clinical practice as an integrative psychotherapist, I teach Creative Writing  and am also a keen gardener.  Just as in a garden there may be dark corners inhibiting growth, so it is sometimes in people's lives. In therapy we try to understand the bad feelings, where they've come from and why they're still lingering, so that in time it becomes possible to emerge from the shadows.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
PhD London University: London School of Economics (1957) B.Sc in Sociology 1991

Degree
PhD

Education
London University: London School of Economics (1957) B.Sc in Sociology

Year of Graduation
1991

Years in Practice

25

Additional Credentials:

UKCP registered member 1991

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    250-350 NIS

  • Insurance

    Private Insurance

  • Discounts Available

    Student Discount

DISTANCE COUNSELING

Online Therapy

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Adjustments
Cancer / Terminal Illness
Depression
Family Issues
Grief
Life Transitions
Self-Esteem

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Adults
Couples
Men
Women

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Psychodynamic Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Couples Therapy
Individual Therapy

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