Henry Strick van Linschoten
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor practising in Hendon, North West London, registered with the UKCP in the CPJA section. I have practised since 2006. I adhere to the Ethical principles and code of conduct of the UKCP .
Fundamental ideas and values
Human beings are a unity of body, mind and spirit. We are rooted in our physical and biological existence and evolutionary background. We are part of a (much) larger ecology: we are deeply connected with non-human animals and all of nature and the universe.
I am committed to a wide concept of human rights, and to diversity. Diversity for me includes spirituality, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, sexuality (identity - orientation - behaviour), age, status of physical and/or mental health, “class”, legality, “criminality”.
Until age 50, I worked in business. I spent a lot of time in the Middle East, have lived in seven different countries, and am fluent in English, Dutch and German. I have children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
I have participated in a number of pilgrimages to Lourdes, and have done various kinds of community work with Christians and with Muslims. I worked two years for a helpline. I have spent eight years engaged in psychotherapy work in the NHS, in a psychiatry department, and in a high-security prison.
I consider myself a "broad-band" psychotherapist. In training and experience, I am very familiar with relationship issues, gender, sexuality, sexual behaviour and expression; anything to do with anxiety and fear; backgrounds of trauma and abuse; dissociation (including PTSD and dissociative disorders); somatic symptoms or issues (bodymind; "unclear" illnesses on the psychological side); cultural issues; identity issues. I have considerable forensic experience and am deeply non- judgemental about “criminal” records, “offences” and accusations. I consider that sex work is work. Sex workers are most welcome. "Offenders" and "criminals", too.
I don't work with people below 18 years of age.
Gender, sexuality, sexualities, lifestyle and relationship diversity
We are all human first, and I am open to working with anyone. Having said that, I am positive and knowledgeable about much of the diversity in LGBTQIA++, GSRD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversities), kink (BDSM), ethical non-monogamy and polyamory, and am experienced in working with people for whom some of these categories are meaningful or part of their identity.
I provide complete confidentiality except for my personal supervision as psychotherapist (avoiding identifying details), and if specifically obliged to by English or international law (mainly if you tell me you are planning to commit a major crime harming others, such as terrorism).
Qualifications and membership
My principal training in psychotherapy was at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s College, London from 2005 to 2006 and at The Bowlby Centre, London from 2006 till 2012.
I am registered with the UKCP as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
I have a Masters degree in Development Economics and Statistics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I attended the 2005 and 2017 Evolution of Psychotherapy conferences in California. I trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild. I have trained with Pink Therapy, and am listed in their directory.
I am a member of The Relational School, the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, and the London Gender Sexual and Relationship Diversity Practice.
I have no financial interest in any products or services shown on this site
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And, when I make referrals to colleagues, I don't benefit financially.