Dr Egle Vera Reeves
UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist
BPS registered Counselling Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist/Psychoanalysis (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina).
I have the privilege to have been part of the unique Burma Road Practice since 2004. I have also worked from my practice in Walthamstow since 2007, and it is from there that I have continued my work since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
I work with people from a variety of backgrounds and with diverse presenting issues -in an exploratory, non-stigmatising and collaborative way. My psychoanalytic and integrative practice is influenced mainly but not exclusively by the teachings of Freud, Lacan, Winnicott, Guattari, by different contemporary child development researchers, and other Argentinean critical clinicians like Rodulfo. I do not follow predetermined ‘ways’ in response to specific symptoms. Each process of psychotherapy will entail a unique endeavour between patient and therapist.
I work with people who may want to start therapy due to their experiencing of:
– psychological pain or unease,
– unexplained symptoms,
– new or recurrent relationship or work/study difficulties,
– parenting issues,
– major life changes (i.e., becoming a parent, migrating, illness, identity or gender-related shake-ups, etc.),
– a life crisis.
Some people may want to make sense of their life better or come to terms with long standing issues like family or wider systemic abuse or oppression.
Although I am currently only working in private practice, I have a lot of experience of being actively engaged in opening the boundaries of the consulting room or ‘clinical’ practice to bring it to the community, working in preventative, universal community work as well as more targeted programmes. I have worked in Argentina with children with severe disabilities and their families, with marginalised groups in deprived communities, in schools, collaborated with artists, social workers and music and dance therapists and in a psychiatric hospital running psychotherapeutic groups. In London, I have worked in multidisciplinary teams supporting asylum seeking/refugee and homeless families with young children, with a local authority offering emotional and practical support for families and running different parenting programmes including a weekly group for new parents and their babies for almost a decade.