Andrew Asibong BA (Oxford) MA PhD (London)

Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists

British Psychoanalytic Council

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with specialist expertise in inter-cultural psychotherapy, and particular interest in developmental and early relational trauma. 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 counsellor for students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I have led seminars at the Society of Analytical Psychology, am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, and am a registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council.

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.

Before setting up my counselling and psychotherapy practice, I was for 15 years a university lecturer and researcher in film and the moving image, psychoanalysis, modern languages, and literature. A lot of my research has 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.