Dr Andrew Asibong, PhD, BPC reg
Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (Member)
British Psychoanalytic Council (Registered)
I believe that lasting internal change is possible when we are ready for it, no matter how stuck or desperate a situation may seem. But we often need more than to be just ‘ready’. We may need structure, support and an empathic witness to the process. These are the things I try to offer.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in North Finchley in North London, with specialist expertise in inter-cultural psychotherapy, and particular interest in complex trauma disorder (CPTSD) and developmental trauma disorder (DTD). I qualified from the professional training at the Tavistock Clinic in London, part of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Since then, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, having been employed as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in the NHS (East London NHS Foundation Trust) and as a student counsellor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, a registered professional member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and occasional seminar leader at the Society of Analytical Psychology.
Before becoming a full-time therapist, I was for 15 years a university lecturer and researcher in modern languages, literature, film and psychoanalytic studies. A lot of my early research revolved around the problem of how to depict human beings in the process of fantastical transformation. This question of metamorphosis – the perplexing but miraculous capacity for real change at the heart of a life – has continued to guide me over the years, less as an intellectual ‘problem’ and more as an emotional and spiritual possibility.