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Counselling and Psychological Support for Professional Musicians

UKCP-accredited psychotherapist, David Kraft, has worked with a huge range of professional musicians over the years. David originally trained as an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After a period of teaching, he re-trained as a psychotherapist and he began working in clinical practice—first in Harley Street and then in Enfield. At present, he runs both practices and divides his time between the two clinics.

At the beginning of his career as a psychologist, he began to treat a number of professional musicians, and most of these were classically trained. Many found the fact that he was a trained musician very helpful in the consulting room. Some pointed out that he was able to understand the unique and intrinsic importance of music to each individual performer—something that non-musicians find difficult to understand. David worked closely with various instrumentalists in the orchestra—wind players, brass players, string players, percussionists and pianists. He also worked with a range of classical singers—those interested in singing opera, oratorio and classical song. However, very quickly, students in the various conservatoires around the country began to contact David for counselling and psychotherapy. He also worked with rock and pop singers and instrumentalists. And, indeed, he found that there were a range of musicians who experienced high levels of anxiety both on stage and in the rehearsal setting. In addition, David worked very closely with musicians who were struggling in other areas of their lives. This work included dealing with general anxiety, relationship issues, confidence, anger, problems with organisation, depression, sleeping problems and the list goes on…

David Kraft has a solution-focussed approach to psychotherapy and, to that end, he likes to help people move on as quickly as possible. However, he finds that his clients have their own idea of how many sessions they require: some come for short period of time, while others stay in therapy for several months. There is also the group of people who wish to remain in therapy for a longer period of time.

Being a musician can be an extremely stressful job. However, most musicians have no option to change their vocation: music is part of the make up of their lives and, without it, life would not be bearable. However, music is a wonderful gift and an important part of the therapy is to celebrate this fact and form a degree of acceptance.

For an appointment for you or one of your music students, please ring David Kraft on 0207 467 8564.

 

David Kraft’s Consulting Rooms

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

(0207) 467 8564

(07946) 579645

 

David Kraft also has a practice in Enfield.

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Opera Singers

 

Being an opera singer can be a very stressful job. All your work relies on you being well and your voice working for you, and quite often singers have to rely on teaching to pay bills. For many, learning songs off by heart is a very difficult task, particularly when you have to prepare for a number of performances in the near future. And then there are the stresses and strains of every day life which can have an effect on overall well being. Performing arias and recitatives at top level is hard work for performers, and some opera singers develop performance anxiety or panic symptoms before specific rehearsals or events.

 

Before becoming a psychotherapist, David Kraft trained to be a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He moved to Goldsmith’s College, University of London, part the way through his training and completed a BMus Honours degree in 1996. He completed his doctorate in 2000 and then became a music teacher after a year’s teacher training at Cambridge University. After a period in schools, David began to train as a psychotherapist and he realised that his specialist knowledge of music, and his understanding of being a musician, was invaluable for professional musicians needing psychological support. David has, over the years, worked with a number of professional musicians from all over the world. And, in addition, he has worked with students from the following colleges:

The Royal Academy of Music

The Royal College of Music

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Trinity School of Music

The London College of Music

The Royal Northern College of Music

The Yehudi Menuhin School

The Juilliard School

 

For appointments, please call his secretary on 0207 467 8564.

David Kraft: Therapist to the Celebrities

For a number of years now, David Kraft has been working alongside various celebrities in show business. In fact, he has worked with a number of film actors and actresses, singers, television personalities and presenters, musicians and people in sports. It is important to note that, in all cases, clients have complete anonymity, and under no circumstances, will David disclose any information about his work to a third party.

 

 

Working with celebrities in clinical practice is a skill. As a psychotherapist or counsellor, it is important to understand the minutiae of show business, and it often a particularly stressful lifestyle. Many celebrities are constantly in the public eye; the media are taking photos and following them wherever they go. And they are constantly be watched and judged. This is where psychotherapy comes in. David has a non-judgemental approach to therapy, and individuals are able to take their time to deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Some individuals require sessions for a short period of time in order to deal with a difficult situation or anxiety; whereas others prefer to have psychotherapy over a longer period of time. Short-term therapy tends to be between 4-8 sessions. Long-term therapy can last between 6 months and two years. There are other instances when clients come for a longer periods of time but this is rare.

 

David also has a flexible approach to psychotherapy. For example, he offers weekly sessions to most of his clients; however, with some busy celebrities this is simply impossible. With David, clients have the flexibility to have sessions whenever it is appropriate, and there is no strict week-by-week regime. And, indeed, some celebrities, particularly those who are frequently outside the country, book telephone sessions for their convenience. He also offers home visits.

For an appointment please ring David Kraft on 0207 467 8564.

 

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

 

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What is Rogerian Psychotherapy?

Rogerian psychotherapy is a form of therapy which was developed by Carl Rogers between 1940s and 1980s. This style of therapy is a counselling approach, but it is also known as client-centred therapy, person-centred therapy and so forth. The basic premise of this style of therapy is that the therapist encourages the client to come up with his own answers and to build a future which is right for them – that is to say, all people have an in-built ability to facilitate one’s own personal emotional growth. This is facilitated by three core conditions of the therapist – acceptance (unconditional positive regard), congruence (genuineness) and empathy.

Rogers pointed out that some of the other therapies took a dispassionate position, whereas this approach focussed on compassion, understanding and acknowledging an individual’s freedom. This approach has been attacked by various psychoanalysts and behaviourists; however, it has been shown to have been effective. And in fact, if psychoanalysis is done with compassion it is likely to be more effective; indeed, the key ingredient to being any type of therapist is empathy and rapport. .

In order for this therapy to work, according to Rogers (1957), there have to be 6 conditions in order to facilitate therapeutic change. These are.

 

  1. The Therapist-client psychological contact: a relationship between client and therapist must exist, and it must be a relationship in which there is rapport.
  2. Client incongruence. Both therapist and client must be aware that incongruence exists between the client’s experience and awareness.
  3. The Therapist’s congruence, or genuineness. The psychotherapist or counsellor should be congruent (authentic) during each session. The therapist is deeply and authentically involved—he is not acting in any way. Psychotherapists may, if appropriate, draw on personal experience to shape the therapy sessions. This is known as self disclosure. One should do this carefully and appropriately.
  4. Therapist unconditional positive regard. The psychotherapist accepts the client unconditionally, without judgment. This helps to facilitate increased positive self-regard. Clients may begin to be able to develop their own self worth and re-evaluate negative and judgemental views of other in their past.
  5. Therapist empathic understanding. The therapist experiences an empathic understanding of the client’s internal frame of reference. This is an essential component for being a good counsellor.
  6. Client perception. The client should pick up on the therapist’s unconditional positive regard and empathy skills. This will enable the client to imitate this behaviour in every day life.

David’s approach is underpinned by person-centred counselling; however, even when a more analytic stance is adopted, it is important to note that he retains these conditions at all times. David sees clients in Enfield and in Harley Street. He also offers home visits.

 

Appointments: 0207 467 8564

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David Kraft PhD

Registered UKCP Psychotherapist

 

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

UK

 

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

 

Contact Details:

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

07946 579645 (Work Mobile)

 

Please note that home visits are £220 for north London and £240 for south London. Special arrangements can be made for outside London. Home visits in Enfield are at the cheaper rate of £140 (by arrangement only).

Counselling with Enfield Psychotherapist, David Kraft

The general approach which David Kraft uses is closely interconnected with brief solution focused therapy. However, from time to time, he finds that people need to spend longer periods of time in order to deal with certain problems. In the sessions, David will listen and offer support in order to help people work through problems in the present day. David will use some psychoanalysis; however, the approach will be client-centred, focusing on dealing with problems at hand.

This approach works on the assumption that, in order to help people, the therapist should be warm, genuine and understanding: The two most important factors in this style of therapy are rapport and empathy. David believes that we have a remarkable capacity for self healing and personal growth and this leads to self actualisation.

One particular useful notion is one of the self-concept. This is basically one’s organised set of perceptions and self beliefs. Often, however, one’s self belief doesn’t fit in with reality and, in these cases, some self correction is required. David’s approach is very different to the doctor-patient relationship. He believes that it is important not to diagnose or give labels. Rather, he encourages clients to be liberated from these labels and to decide what is right for them in order to achieve their desired future and grow.

It is important to keep in mind the three core conditions, outlined by Carl Rogers. The therapist or counsellor needs to be congruent (1) with the client and understand the client’s personal situation. The therapist needs to provide the client with unconditional positive regard (2) and show empathy (3).

The person centred counsellor has a very positive and optimistic view of human behaviour and nature generally. The general philosophy is that people have the right to be good and give to others.

 

The following are helpful tips for counsellors:

Enfield Clinic and Appointments

1. Set clear boundaries as to when the session starts and ends.

2. Listen and learn about your clients’ problems or difficulties. Feedback, but don’t pretend that you are an expert in their lives.

3. Act as a sounding board. Listen carefully as you begin to understand and empathise with him or her. Once you do this, you can understand his/her feelings and work towards building a more positive life in the future.

4. Don’t be judgemental or look like you disapprove.

5.Don’t tell them what to do or make decisions for them. Encourage them to take responsibility for making their own decisions.

6.Be as genuine and authentic as possible. This may involve disclosing things about yourself or friends. Remember, you are under no obligation to do so but this may help you to be real and to let them know that they are not alone.

7. Use negative emotions to help them to deal with their aggression and traumatic past.

 

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Enfield Clinic

 

David Kraft

70 Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

EN1 1GD

 

0207 467 8564

 

Website 1: www.londonpsychotherapy.co.uk

Website 2: www.londonhypnotherapyuk.com

 

 

Treating Performance Anxiety using Hypnotherapy

UKCP-accredited psychotherapist, David Kraft, is a specialist in treating performance anxiety. A musician himself, he has worked with, over the years, a number of performers in the arts. These include opera singers, rock and pop singers, various instrumentalists, dancers, actors and actresses, and individuals involved in musical theatre.

He has also worked very closely with people involved in sports – for example, golfers cricketers, footballers, and martial art practitioners.

The approach that David uses is to pair the stressful situation with relaxation: this is best done in hypnosis. David also employs systematic desensitisation and a number of other behavioural approaches in psychology to help people gain control and maximise their potential.

A lot of people find that it is helpful to text or ring David before auditions or performances but this does not work for everybody: some people like to get on with it and then make a telephone call after the performance. This varies from person to person. The results have been excellent, and it is for this reason that many performers have recommended DAVID KRAFT for treatment. David has worked with a number of professional actors and actresses; it is for this reason that he has been recommended by so many artists on the stage or on television. Some people have described their anxiety as stage fright; and, after treatment, feel that they are 90%-95% confident. Others feel that their anxiety has reduced so significantly that they only have feelings of excitement before and during a performance.

For an appointment please ring DAVID KRAFT on (020) 7467 8564 or, alternatively, ring him on his work mobile which is (07946) 579645.

 

David Kraft’s Consulting Rooms

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

UK

 

We also have a clinic in north London:

 

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

 

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

07946 579645 (Work Mobile)

 

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What is Counselling? Enfield Psychotherapist, David Kraft PhD explains…

What is Counselling?

 

Counselling is a talking therapy which involves speaking to a fully-trained counsellor or psychotherapist. Is important that individuals go to a psychotherapist or counsellor who is accredited by one of the two organisations in the UK – the UKCP or the BACP. Counselling tends to focus on the here and now, and, often, therapists deal with issues such as anxiety, panic disorder, depression, sleeping problems, problems coping with a tragic life live event, dealing with the loss of a loved one, relationship breakdowns and work-related stress. Some people also go to see a counsellor in order to deal with loss of self-esteem or anger issues; and then there are, of course, a huge range of other problems that can ameliorated or, at least, reduced with a counselling approach. For more complicated issues, perhaps it may be more suitable to see a psychotherapist: this therapy will be more in depth and may go into associations with present-day events and one’s past.

 

During counselling was psychotherapy, clients are encouraged to talk about their feelings; the therapist will be deeply involved in the listening process and will support you without judging you or criticising what you have to say. The counsellor will help you get a better understanding of how you are feeling, thinking and behaving. A good therapist will never tell you what to do: (s)he will encourage you to find your own solutions to problem situations. Most counselling sessions are one-to-one; however, there are some trained therapists who work in groups or in pairs. In rare cases, individuals are offered a single session: in most cases, clients will be offered a short course of sessions for a few weeks or months.

 

It is possible to get counselling on the NHS. The usual route is to get a referral from your GP, but this takes a considerable amount of time, and normally at the end of the day, you are only offered CBT. One can look for a counsellor on the Psychological Therapy Service. However, if you would like to see a counsellor or psychotherapist more quickly, the best way of doing this is going onto the internet, and finding a suitable person to help you. Private psychotherapy or counselling do not require a referral letter. Sessions cost anywhere between £25 and £100 per session. Generally, sessions are 50 minutes but it varies from therapist a therapist.

There is also a number of charities and voluntary organisations which also offer counselling. The services tend to focus on family guidance, rape, violence and crisis work. The following organisations may be of help: Crus Bereavement Care, Relate, The Samaritans and Victim Support. It is important to note, however, that the support groups are run by non-health professionals working on a voluntary basis. If you like to see someone who is qualified it is important to make sure that they are registered by the UKCP or the BACP.

David Kraft offers counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. He is a UKCP-accredited psychotherapist and he has a practice in Harley Street and in Enfield. Individuals in the local area have been pleased to find this new clinic: there are short waiting lists and, in most cases, people can be seen within the week. The Enfield clinic is opposite the Travel Lodge on the Great Cambridge Road. David has been treating the full range of psychological problems for many years and has written a number of papers in the academic literature. For appointments, please ring 0207 467 8564 or try his work mobile phone number which is 07946 579645. If he is not available to speak, please leave a text message and he will ring you back as soon as possible. The Enfield practice has a concierge at hand from 9am to 6pm—Monday to Friday. There is also a lift to take you up to the clinic.

 

David Kraft PhD

Enfield Counselling & Hypnotherapy Local

Enfield Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy

 

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

 

 

What is the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist? Enfield Psychotherapist, David Kraft, explains.

My name is DAVID KRAFT and I am a UKCP-registered psychotherapist in Enfield. Over the years, a number of people—particularly, at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield—have asked me about the differences between psychotherapy and counselling. Certainly, this is a good question. In this blog, I am going to attempt to explain the differences and similarities between these two approaches; and, as per usual, as these blogs are meant for the general public, I am not going to get down to the nitty-gritty of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I am, in fact, going to make my definitions as precise and easy to read as possible.

 

Sometimes, when people come to see me, or indeed speak to me on the telephone, they ask me whether I do counselling or psychotherapy. They say, ‘Are you a counsellor or psychotherapist?’ Indeed, some councillors describe themselves as psychotherapists and vice versa, and this can be quite confusing for the general public.

 

Generally, a counsellor focuses on the present in the here and now. This could be problems at work or at home, relationship issues, changing jobs, moving home, stress and/or anxiety or bereavement and the list goes on…

Councillors will provide unconditional support and help their clients to move on in their lives. Counsellors, using this approach, tend to offer 6-12 sessions and, generally, clients rarely need more than six months in treatment. There are several types of counselling although the most common one is often described as ‘person centred therapy’.

 

Psychotherapists will also provide a similar safe environment to help people share their thoughts and concerns in the present day – that is to say, in the here and now. However, normally a psychotherapist will have additional training and therapy will be in more depth. A psychotherapist will not only deal with the here and now but will also look at associations with the past, particularly as a child.

 

The idea is that by gaining an understanding of one’s past and their associations, one can understand our behaviours and why we get upset or behave in a certain way. And, while the counsellor will also be looking at ways to deal with anxiety, stress, problems at work and relationships issues and so forth, the psychotherapist will be interested in looking at links with behaviours in the past. He will also look at patterns of behaviours from childhood to the present day. The most common approaches of psychotherapy are as follows: psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Jungian psychology.

 

David Kraft is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor with a practice in Harley Street and in Enfield. His approach is integrative. He combines psychoanalytic psychotherapy with solution-focused brief therapy and behaviour therapy. He integrates the various styles seamlessly in order to create a tailor-made approach for his clients. In all cases, he uses a counselling approach, offering space for individuals to talk about their everyday lives. However, from time to time, he uses analysis in order, where appropriate, to help people gain insight into their behaviours.

 

David’s Enfield clinic is, in fact, in Bush Hill Park. The nearest stations are Bush Hill Park or Southbury. In both cases, there is a 10 minute walk to the clinic, which can be found on the corner of the Great Cambridge Road and Main Avenue. The office block, which includes some private flats, is opposite the Enfield Travel Lodge. The Enfield clinic has proven to be a useful to local GPs, particularly in Southgate, Barnet, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and the surrounding areas near to Enfield itself.

 

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For more information, and to book an appointment, please ring (020) 7467 8564 or (07946) 579645.

David Kraft

Registered UKCP Psychotherapist

Director of Enfield Counselling and Hypnotherapy Local

Director of Enfield Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy

Honorary Secretary BSCAH Mets & South

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Member of Council for the Section of Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

Member of Council for BSCAH

 

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

UK

 

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

 

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

07946 579645 (Work Mobile)

 

 

Enfield Psychologist

In all areas of London, it is very difficult to get psychological treatment. The NHS has long waiting lists, from between six months to a year, and people are at their wits ends trying to get psychological help for their loved ones. Generally, when someone wants to get psychotherapy, after the long wait, they are only offered CBT and a maximum of 12 sessions. But if you manage to get psychotherapy or counselling, it is important that you get treatment from a registered psychotherapist or psychologist.

David Kraft set up a practice in Enfield in order offer counselling and psychotherapy with reduced rates. Some individuals going to Harley Street were simply unable to afford the fees; however, in 2014, David offered an additional clinic in Enfield Town. The practice is in Bush Hill Park, close to Enfield Town Station. In fact, the nearest stop is Bush Hill Park Station or Southbury Station.

 

David has had a number of people who have been either referred or redirected to his clinic from Chase Farm Hospital or from North Middlesex Hospital. People can phone DAVID KRAFT directly on his work mobile number or on the Harley Street number. He will get back to you as soon as possible. And, unlike the NHS, and local GPs, there are no answer phones, options or receptionists getting in the way. In the first instance, David will assess the situation on the phone and then book a session for you at a clinic in Enfield. For more information ring 07946 579645 – this is David’s work mobile number. If you can’t get hold of him please text and he will ring you back immediately. In the event that David Kraft is on holiday, please email him at dmjkraftesq@yahoo.co.uk.

David Kraft is a UKCP-accredited psychotherapist and social psychologist. He has been using behaviour therapy for a number of years, particularly in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, sleeping disturbances, and range of other psychological disturbances.

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Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

 

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

UK

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

07946 579645 (Work Mobile)

 

 

 

Counselling for Relationship Problems in Enfield

Counselling for Relationships

In 2008, psychotherapist and counsellor, David Kraft, set up a psychotherapy/counselling programme for couples having relationship or marriage problems. This practice was originally in Harley Street, although there is now a clinic in Enfield. In the first instance, David saw couples together, but he soon realised that it was better to work one-to-one. Since about 2009, David has been seeing a number of people to help them with their relationship issues. Sometimes, individuals need to work through problems in the family context in order to deal with them in real life. Problems include power struggles, guilt, trust issues, falling in and out of love, time management, and generally getting along with each other. In some instances, individuals want to terminate a relationship and need to work with a counsellor to deal with this transition. Other clients need to take more of a lead role in a relationship; and, in other instances, some individuals need to think about compromising.

 

In the counselling sessions, individuals have an allotted time (50 minutes) in order to deal with and work through conflicts and psychological disturbances. And, actually, individuals do very nicely this using treatment approach and it helps to them move on in their lives either in the existing relationship or moving towards the possibility of changing partners.

 

If you would like a session, either in Enfield or in Harley Street, please call David Kraft on (07946) 579645. The Enfield practice is just off the Great Cambridge Road, opposite the Travel Lodge.

 

Flat 70, Cosmopolitan Court

67 Main Avenue

Enfield

Middlesex

EN1 1GD

 

10 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PF

UK

 

0207 467 8564 (General Enquiries)

07946 579645 (Work Mobile)

 

The Clinic in Enfield Town

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