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Larisa Mansfield

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Qualifications & Memberships

I am a UKCP qualified and accredited psychotherapist with a Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the London Gestalt Centre. I also hold an MA in Gestalt Therapy from London Metropolitan University and the London Gestalt Centre.

I hold both the Post Graduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies from the London Gestalt Centre. In addition I have a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills from the London Gestalt Centre and a Certificate in Working with Autism from Yorkshire Hypnotherapy Training (ACCPH).

In addition to my private practice, I undertake clinical therapeutic work with the victims of international human rights abuses and I am currently undertaking pro bono clinical therapeutic work with Ukrainians who have been traumatised by war with Guildford Help Centre.

I have GC membership.

Other qualifications:
Bachelors’ Degree in English and French from Moscow State University of Russia.
Bachelors’ Degree in Law from Volgograd State University of Russia.
Masters in Tax Law from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.

Working with Me

The therapeutic relationship is a very special and very intimate one, based on trust and safety. That’s why it’s so important to find the right therapist. Working with you I will establish a non-judgemental environment and free space in which you can be yourself and work on the challenges you face.

In my therapeutic work I aim to help people to reach a deeper understanding of any experiences and difficulties that they find distressing or inhibiting. I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, sexual difficulties, traumas and PTSD.

I am a bi-lingual therapist and able to conduct sessions in Russian and Ukrainian as well as in English.

Working with Gestalt Psychotherapy

Stress, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression may be familiar to you.  You may have experienced panic attacks, regret or shame. You might also have long-term experience of living with trauma, abuse, bullying or harassment. It takes time to be able to start talking about these things. Therapy is a safe place to reflect on your life and to create a new basis from which to live life to its fullest potential. For many, therapy is also a place where you can improve your communication skills, your self-expression as well as resolving psychological difficulties.

Gestalt therapy works with awareness and understanding of the present – what is happening here and now with your immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Gestalt practitioners use a holistic experimental and phenomenological approach that can involve a wide range of exploratory activities as well as talk. We believe that the increased awareness this brings can help people to find new perspectives, see the bigger picture and, consequently, effect positive changes in their lives:

 “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

Before training to become a psychotherapist, I worked as a lawyer in litigation, arbitration, tax and employment departments for 16 years. I have found my experience of working in high pressure environments with high demands and expectations very useful in my work with clients who are experiencing work-related stress, anxiety, anger, despair, fear and guilt.

I have Russian heritage, but have now lived and worked in the UK for over 12 years. My own experience of moving to a new country and starting a new life has also equipped me to understand and work with those who have experienced displacement, homesickness, adaptation anxiety, and fear of being misunderstood.


An initial assessment session costs £80 and will last 50 minutes.

The cost of the therapy sessions is:

£80 for individual psychotherapy (50 mins)

£120 for couple psychotherapy (50 mins)

I do offer low-cost, concessionary rates on occasion and I would be happy to discuss this with you by email or at our initial session.

Session fees are payable by cash at the end of each session or by bank transfer in advance.

Larisa Mansfield

Gestalt Therapist

Work Focus

I offer people a safe, supportive space to explore difficult feelings and to recognise and deal with the hidden patterns in personal relationships. I offer individual psychotherapy, couples and relationship therapy and groupwork. I can provide both long-term open-ended psychotherapy and brief focused counselling (generally up to 12 sessions).

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