MANUEL TOREN

MBACP, BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Psychotherapist
mark boyden psychotherapy central london

ABOUT ME

As a former English Language teacher who has taught both multilingual classes composed of many different cultural groups (in Australia and the UK) and monolingual classes from a homogeneous cultural group (in Indonesia), I have excellent communication skills and a high degree of cultural sensitivity. I have found these skills to be particularly valuable in my work as a psychotherapist as they enable me to understand another person's experience more fully, which is a vital part of psychotherapy.

As a Psychotherapist with the organisation Jobs in Mind, I work in long-term weekly therapy with adults suffering from psychosis. At MIND I used a brief 12-week therapy model to help clients achieve significant change in their lives, as well as long-term work with adults who have complex and enduring mental health problems. At Kingston Hospital I worked with a 7-week brief psychotherapy model to help NHS professionals achieve significant life changes.

LANGUAGES

Fluent Indonesian and English.

HOW I WORK

As an integrative relational psychotherapist I make use of psychodynamic, existential and person-centred approaches to psychotherapy. My approach is based on a fundamental respect for the individual and his or her potential as a human being, and this is the basis for my therapeutic rapport with clients, which enables further, deeper work.

Psychodynamic theory is an important part of my approach, so in my work with clients I attend to unconscious processes such as transference, and projection. I work with the personality structure, and the individual's structure of psychic defences. This includes an interest in dream analysis and dream work, which I have used successfully with clients where it has been appropriate. My focus of work is mainly in the ‘here and now’, but I will undertake exploratory work if it seems indicated.

As an adjunct to my approach, I may make use of Gestalt techniques such as chair work, or therapeutic use of client body language and posture, if the client is open to using such techniques. I may also use CBT tools and techniques when clinically appropriate. At times I use a technique called Focusing, as a way of accessing blocked emotions, thoughts, and feelings which can then be discussed during therapy.

As well as face-to-face sessions I provide Skype Therapy and/or telephone sessions tailored to accommodate the needs of busy professionals or people from different time zones.

WHO I WORK WITH

Adolescents (15-17)
Adults

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Addiction & Substance
Misuse
Anxiety
Assertiveness
Bereavement
Career Development
Complicated Grief
Coping With Adverse
Life Events
Depression & Bipolar
Disorder
Dissociation
Effective Communication
Panic Attacks
Personal & Professional
Development
Procrastination Issues
Psychosexual Issues
Psychosis & Schizophrenia
Relationship Issues
Self-esteem Issues
Social Anxiety
Work Related Stress
Functional Somatic
Disorders (IBS, ME,
Chronic Fatigue,
Chronic Pain)
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With Central London practice locations in Harley Street W1, Chelsea SW3 and Kensington W8, The City EC4, Mark Boyden and his team of Associates’ Central London psychotherapy, psychology and coaching services are very accessible for clients in Fulham SW6, Pimlico SW1V, Victoria SW1, Mayfair W1, Belgravia W1, Knightsbridge SW1X, Westminster SW1P, Notting Hill W11, The City EC4 and the surrounding areas.