Are you facing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma or major life changes?

There are times when we need some help when confronted with life’s challenges. 
I am committed to supporting you in your journey towards healing and self-discovery.

Core Process Psychotherapy can help with: 

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Depression

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Major Life Changes

  • Managing Chronic Illness

  • Relationship problems

  • Sexuality 

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Trauma


with Sylvia Wingens

“Healing is a wholeness as opposed to an outcome. We are talking about the possibility of more and more waking up in the present to how things are, how things are cognitively, how things are emotionally, how things are on a feeling or a tonal level.”​

Maura Sills (Founder and Co-director of the Karuna Institute)

Core Process Psychotherapy is a mindful and contemplative approach to psychotherapy developed at the Karuna Institute. The approach combines Western modalities and Buddhist principles to deepen awareness.


The focus of the therapeutic work is accessing our inherent health and wisdom rather than pathology. The work is done in the spirit of non-judgement and gentle enquiry.


I trained directly under Maura Sills, the founder of Core Process Psychotherapy.


Holistic Psychotherapy

My interest is to develop awareness of the ‘here and now’, and to discover what it tells us about how we are in relationship to others, the world and ourselves.


Core Process therapy is a relational model. I work in partnership enquiring together into habitual patterns we enact in the present.


Another focus is exploring the space where mind and body meet. They are not separate. The body knows. It is helpful to explore the felt-sense in the body as well as cognitive understanding. 


I work holistically. There is scope within the sessions to discover what meaning you make of your life, and the questions which arise from this.


A Journey to Deeper Awareness

My name is Sylvia, I am an accredited member of UKCP and registered member of BACP with a Master's degree in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy obtained from Middlesex University, London

Originally from Germany I have been in living in London for almost 20 years. My background is in financial services where I worked for over a decade. While working in the City in a high-pressured environment I started to question the course of my life. That was the time when I discovered meditation and Buddhism. 

Training at the Karuna Institute was a natural step for me to move towards a more integrated life style aligned with my values.

My regular meditation practice and study of Buddhist teachings has helped me to develop my awareness, find more joy and to connect with the deeper meaning of life.




All the Answers You Seek In One Place


How long does it take?

The duration of therapy depends very much on each individual. I offer long-term and short-term therapy. Endings are negotiated with regular reviews of our work together. Sessions will take place weekly at a regular time.

Where and when do you work?

I practice at different locations in Highbury & Islington N7. My clinical hours are Monday & Thursday evenings, Tuesday (various times) and Friday day- time. However, I am always open to offer ad-hoc appointments.


How much will it cost me?

I charge £60 for a 50 minutes weekly and £40 for a 50 minutes initial session. I do have some concessionary places. Please contact me for more information.


What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations require a 48hrs notice. I will try to offer another space that week depending on availability. If you cancel with less than 48hrs notice you will incur the full fee. 


How to contact me?

You can contact me on my mobile 07767.132.045 or via email, please see the form below. 


Any more questions?

Just get in touch with me.


    Contact Sylvia

I practice in North London (N7).

Please contact me to arrange an initial meeting.


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I practice psychotherapy in North London at these two locations.


Spiral Therapy Centre,
2 Shelburne Rd, London, N7 6DL

Tube: Holloway Road, Bus: 43, 271, 393

North London Buddhist Centre,
72 Holloway Rd, London, N7 8JG

Tube: Highbury Islington, Bus: 43, 271, 393

©Sylvia Wingens.

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