Psychotherapy | Counselling        Ian Baker

 How I Can Help

Ian Baker, Psychotherapist, Beyond Clouds, Crystal Palace SE19, London Bridge SE1



My aim is to support you to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing, which can include you:


  • Having a confidential safer space to share your deepest concerns
  • Feeling deeply listened to and supported
  • Better understanding of the symptoms you experience and why they may have developed
  • Developing skills and tools to manage difficult feelings, thoughts and body sensations 
  • More able to live in the here and now rather than through the legacy of your past experiences
  • Knowing, understanding and managing different aspects of your personality
  • Knowing and developing a stronger sense of who you feel you really are
  • Clearer purpose and direction in life
  • More confidence and self-esteem
  • Better able to be in relationship with yourself and others around you
  • Being more resilient and able to cope with life’s difficulties and their effects on you

To support you achieve better wellbeing I use a range of approaches. My original training from 2006 was in psychosynthesis psychotherapy. I have since added knowledge and skills in attachment theory, sensorimotor and trauma-informed therapy.  I am a full clinical member of The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). But the most important aspect of our work together will be whether you feel I am someone you would like to work with and are able, over time, so share your deepest concerns with. Research has shown that the most important factor across multiple different therapy approaches is the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client.  A Clinical Psychology Review article in 2013 said “the therapeutic alliance (relationship between therapist and client) plays an extremely important role in the change process”.


So the most important decision you will need to make in choosing a therapist to work with is whether I am somebody you would like to work with. The initial assessment is an important way of helping you know this.

Ian Baker, Psychotherapist, Beyond Clouds, Crystal Palace SE19, London Bridge SE1, UKCP registered

What is Psychosynthesis therapy?

Psychosynthesis therapy is a broad based approach that works to understand the issues and problems that you are currently facing by looking at aspects of your past. It looks at the patterns you have developed and seeks to uncover hidden or underdeveloped parts of yourself so that you can realise your future potential and find purpose and meaning.


The following youtube video gives a nice context and introduction to Psychosynthesis.