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:
Major Life Changes
Managing Chronic Illness
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.
One focus of my work is exploring the space where mind and body meet. I believe they are not separate. The body knows. When we connect with and give attention to the body, we learn more about our emotional landscape. By listening to the body, we create pathways to our current and past experiences.
This interest led me to EMDR and the idea that experiences can be ‘locked’ in our bodies. EMDR a method which is effective in treating individuals who have psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences, such as assault, road traffic accidents, sexual abuse etc. but is also increasingly used to treat symptoms which are not necessarily trauma-related, such as panic disorder, phobias, performance anxiety, etc.
Another interest of mine is to develop a mindful and embodied 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. I consider therapy as a form of partnership between the client and myself, and by enquiring together into the present moment we can recognise old patterns we enact in the present.
My work is holistically. This means I engage with the spiritual dimension if this is part of your perspective. There is scope within the sessions for exploring what meaning you make of your life, and the questions which arise from this.
Core Process Psychotherapy is a mindful approach and body-focused therapy combining Western psychotherapy and Buddhist principles
Mindfulness Based Supervision puts the focus on the relationship and gives space for exploration and vulnerability in supervision
EMDR is effective in working with individuals who have experienced psychological difficulties arising from traumatic experiences.
Mindfulness offers techniques to help to combat stress and find more balance in your life
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 more than 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.
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 Islington N7 and Greenwich SE10. I offer appointments from Mondays to Fridays. However, I am always open to offer ad-hoc appointments.
How much will it cost me?
I charge £65 for a 50 minutes weekly and £45 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.
Counselling in North London (N7) and Greenwich (SE10)
Please contact me to arrange an initial meeting.
I am member and/or supporter of the following professional bodies and initiatives:
I practice psychotherapy at these 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
The Practice Roooms
15a Nelson Road, London, SE10 9JB
Tube: 2 mins from DLR Cutty Sark, 10 mins from Mainline Station Greenwich;
Bus: 177, 180, 188, 199, 386