Jackie Gerrard
Psychotherapy in Elstree

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Individual and Couple Psychotherapy in Elstree, Hertfordshire


I am an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Elstree, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. This is within easy reach of Watford, St.Albans, Welwyn, Barnet and many areas of north west London such as Hendon, Mill Hill, Edgware, Stanmore and Harrow.

I offer individual psychotherapy from once to four times weekly both for those who may be in training as counsellors or therapists and also for others who may be experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives which they need to explore in a confidential and private setting.


People typically consult me for:

  • relationship and marital problems
  • difficulties in a work setting, which may give rise to panic or stress
  • problems manifested through depression or anxiety
  • low self esteem and lack of confidence
  • specific problems such as bereavement, sexual difficulties or eating disorders
  • long standing emotional difficulties
  • individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy whilst undertaking a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic training

    As a marital or couple psychotherapist, I also work with people who are struggling with their relationship. Frequently, reaching a deeper understanding of each others’ viewpoints can strengthen their relationship and improve communication and a loving attitude towards each other. Occasionally, people may feel the best way forward is separation and may need help from a couple psychotherapist to achieve this in the best possible way – especially when children are involved.

    In my book: The Impossibility of Knowing I suggest that many, if not most people who seek a psychotherapist feel deeply unlovable in some way. One important aim of therapy is to enable the patient to find love in their lives and discover themselves as lovable human beings. A patient who recently finished her therapy wrote in her final 'goodbye' : "With you I have taken in a deep and profound experience of rapport, a feeling of being held and an intense sense of being known......... because of you I am a more sincere version of me and I am eternally grateful to you for that". Under the Consultations and Supervision page of this website, I quote some feedback from a paper given in USA and a paper recently published in the UK, as well as recent feedback from two supervisees.

    If you're looking for help from an experienced psychotherapist in Hertfordshire ( Elstree /St Albans / Watford) or North West London area, click here to email me, or call me on 020 8207 5019.

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