I have special experience in relationship issues, depression, addictive tendencies (from drugs and alcohol to behaviours and compulsions), those suffering from others’ addictions, co-dependence, people in 12 step fellowships, family dynamics, later life concerns, actors and performers.
And of course anyone who feels lonely, excluded, alienated, frustrated, stuck, put-upon, inadequate, unrecognized, rejected, misunderstood, or just a bit sad– in other words, all of us, at times.
My name is Dr Prunella Gee and I am known as Prue.
Addictions and Family Therapist at The Priory Hospital, North London.
Therapist, Conjoint Counsellor and Family Group Facilitator at The Promis Counselling Centre, Kensington, London.
For thirty years prior to that I enjoyed a busy full time job in the arts.
As a North London therapist I have been in private practice since 2006.
I am a Service Provider for CIGNA Health Care. I am a mother and grandmother in my sixties.
I have a PhD in Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London.
Masters Degree in Addiction, Psychology and Counselling from London South Bank University.
Certificate in Generic Psychotherapy from Regent’s College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Published in the QMIP (Qualitative Methods in Psychology) Bulletin (BPS) with research presented at their forums.
Masters level at The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling/Middlesex University.
Undergraduate seminar leader at Birkbeck College.
How I work
I am an Integrative Therapist which means I draw on several different disciplines (CBT/person-centred/12 step/aspects of the psychodynamic approach/existential) which I use according to need and according to the different stages of a client’s development. I will look closely with you at your choices – those you have made (those you didn’t know you made!) and those you will make. You will never be judged or criticised and hopefully you will realise you do not need to be ‘changed’ in any way. Any changes will be in your attitudes and your perceptions and these will come from you.
I realise the decision to enter (or re-enter) therapy is seldom taken lightly. It involves effort and surrender in equal measure. Fortunately old attitudes that therapy is for the weak or the mentally ill belong in the dark ages. Some people take long-term therapy as an investment in themselves even in the less desolate times, to take stock of life, have a place to think things through, to explore their motivations, resistances and fantasies – all in the hope of living a happier, more ‘successful’ life; others have a need for short-term ‘problem solving’ counselling focused on specific issues. I will always adapt to your needs.
Actors and performers
Some of my clients are actors and performers who may be feeling the need to make difficult or painful career choices – I have a wealth of experience in this area.
I am happy to work with trainees.
I offer therapy between 8.00 am – 8.00 pm inclusively and prefer to work on Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays. However, if these days are not possible for you, don’t be put off as I can sometimes accommodate you.