Welcome to the Lab, by Stillpoint Spaces London.

Come explore psychology, in depth, outside the consulting room through our brand new open source psychology co-working hub, our events, and our growing community.

At the Stillpoint Spaces Lab we are creating the conditions for work and cultural engagement that goes beyond productivity.

We do this through:

  • Providing a bright and welcoming working environment for our members.
  • The provision of lectures, seminars, and workshops on contemporary subjects that matter to you.
  • Creating a community of those seeking to understand more about our world and about ourselves through psychology and psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • Enabling people to deepen their work, whatever that work may be, by engaging the whole person.
  • Reaching out to and engaging with other communities and organisations that share our vision.
  • Developing our international community of members and spaces.

Our 'Lab' is an ongoing experiment where we endeavour to take the insights from psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychology, out of the consulting room and apply them to everyday life. Through our physical spaces in London, Berlin, Zurich, and online we hope to expand the scope of psychology to all aspects of life by stimulating in-depth thoughtful work, introspection, and reflection.

Stillpoint Spaces is an international organisation founded by counsellors and psychotherapists who, in addition to providing high quality individual work, also want to create a more public space for engaging with contemporary issues through a psychological lens.

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Who can become a member?

Anyone with a deep interest in psychology and its applications to individuals, groups, and society are all welcome to apply for membership. While many of us will come from the "talking therapies" we hope to attract people from a variety of disciplines who share our vision and hope to apply ideas from insight oriented-psychologies to their work, whatever that might be.

We are open to:

  • Psychologically minded people from all disciplines looking for a place to think, work, learn, and play.
  • People who want to work in and contribute to a psychologically intentional environment that incorporates elements of mindfulness, deep work, and personal individuation into the space.
  • Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and other talking therapists who are looking to join with others outside their consulting rooms and in the world.
  • Academics and students with an interest in applying depth psychology to their work – all disciplines welcome (sociology, cultural studies, film studies, etc.).
  • Artists, writers, technologists, futurologists, think-tankers, app designers, and anyone else who wants to apply psychological thinking to their discipline.
  • Trainees in psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, or psychoanalytic candidates.

How does it work?

The Stillpoint Spaces Lab operates much like a traditional co-working environment, but with a difference. We are building a community of people who want to think psychologically about their work and deepen the role that psychological thinking plays in understanding everyday life. Our Lab was created with psychology in mind, offering a bright and convivial space to do work, relax with a book or magazine in our Study, or peruse our growing collection of psychology books in our on-site library. There is top notch quality bean to cup fair trade coffee available all day long, or tea if you fancy. Cold drinks are available to purchase as are a curated selection of psychology and philosophy oriented books to help you better make sense of the world.

The Lab is open weekdays from 8 to 8 when you are welcome to come along, find a space, and knuckle down. One or two evenings a week we will shut The Lab a bit earlier (usually around 6) to put on an evening event - a lecture, film screening, seminar, or workshop, which is available to members for free or at a discount. We are closed on weekends and bank holiday (all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy), except when we are putting on weekend events to increase your wisdom.

Membership to The Lab is by application, though we also offer day passes for the occasional visitor. Our Library is hireable throughout the week as a meeting room, with special discounts for members. The entire Lab is also available for hire when not being used for our own events.

What kind of memberships are available?

There are several tiers of membership to suit different needs. If you think you’d be interested in membership, we’d very much like to meet you to discuss it. Please use the enquiry form.

Summer Special Half Price Membership Until End of September.

Basic Lab Membership: This level of membership is ideal for those who wish to have a convivial space to come to work a couple of days a week.

£185 a month:

  • 8 days in the lab per month.
  • 2 guest passes per month.
  • Additional days/Additional Guests £15 per visit.
  • 15% discount on all Stillpoint Events.
  • 15% discount on all our on-site books and via Karnac’s website on applicable books.
  • 15% discount on Lab and Library Hire.
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We are continuing to develop our online offering as part of membership and these benefits will eventually include access to webinars, archives, and engagement with our international online community.

(This membership is free to members who are renting a consulting room between ½ and 1 and ½ day a week.)

Full-Time Lab Membership: This level of membership is ideal to individuals who are looking for a regular weekday workspace.

£350 a month:

  • Unlimited use of lab space during opening hours.
  • 6 guest passes each month (additional guests £15 per visit).
  • One two-hour block in the library a month for a reduced rate of £50.
  • Own key fob.
  • International lab membership.
  • 15% discount on all Stillpoint Events
  • 15% discount on all our on-site books and via Karnac’s website on applicable books.
  • 15% discount on Lab and Library Hire.

We are continuing to develop our online offering as part of membership and these benefits will eventually include access to webinars, archives, and engagement with our international online community.

(This membership is free to members who rent a room for 2 days or more.)

Student Membership: This summer students can enjoy full-time membership until the end of September for only £50. Offer available for a limited time.

Hire

Our beautiful space is available to hire to individuals, groups, and organisations who share our vision in offering a convivial space for psychological reflection. If you’d like to enquire about hiring space at Stillpoint Spaces, please use the form above.

We do our best to tailor our rates to your needs so do let us know if you are a non-profit or charitable organisation and we will take this into consideration.

Consultation Rooms:

Our consultation rooms are available to licence for regular use by accredited/registered psychotherapist and counsellors who share our vision. Room rental is subject to interview, so please enquire if you’re interested.

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The Lab:
Availability: Weekends (morning, afternoon, or full weekend) Some Weekday evenings (7-9).

The lab can host anything from a dozen to about 45 people and is equipped with state of the art AV equipment for presentations and screenings. It comes complete with our Library which can act as a break-out room for up to a maximum of a dozen people.

Members receive preferential rates on both Lab and Library hire.

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The Library:
Availability: Weekdays and some weekday evenings.

The library is a great bright place to have smaller meetings from four to a dozen people. It is a brightly lit space with access to a large screen television for presentations, screenings, or video conferencing. It is possible to book by the hour, half, or full-day.

Members receive preferential rates on both Lab and Library hire.

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If you are would like to contact us about Lab membership, consultation room or venue hire, we’d very much like to meet you to discuss it. Please use the form below.

Events

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7 June: SPS Film Club: The Last King of Scotland

Part of a season of screenings & lectures in association with the Confederation for Analytical Psychology:

What is the leader who steals power? What is good and what is evil in such leadership? Join Christopher Hauke to discuss themes of Nationhood, Identity and The Other in The Last King of Scotland.

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Accessibility: It is very much central to our vision that we make in depth psychological thinking through our activities as accessible as possible. Please do let us know in advance of your participating if we need to be aware of any issues affecting your accessibility and we will do the best we can to accommodate you. It is important to know that the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells (one to the consultation rooms and another to the lab). We have done all that we can, given these limitations, to make access as wide as possible. However, we also understand that this still excludes some. If you are interested in joining us in any way, but cannot access our venue, please do let us know and we will endeavour to make the best alternative arrangements.
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17 June: Reconnecting to Creativity and Combating Burnout

A CPD event for psychotherapists and counsellors with Sarah van Gogh:

As counsellors and psychotherapists we often witness and attend to deep distress and despair. This takes its toll. How can we stay alive to the trauma and difficulties our clients bring and share, at the same time as modelling for them the possibility of hope? How can we ensure we maintain our self-care, enjoyment in life, and capacity to be playful and creative?

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Accessibility: It is very much central to our vision that we make in depth psychological thinking through our activities as accessible as possible. Please do let us know in advance of your participating if we need to be aware of any issues affecting your accessibility and we will do the best we can to accommodate you. It is important to know that the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells (one to the consultation rooms and another to the lab). We have done all that we can, given these limitations, to make access as wide as possible. However, we also understand that this still excludes some. If you are interested in joining us in any way, but cannot access our venue, please do let us know and we will endeavour to make the best alternative arrangements.
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22 June: Better Than You Know Yourself (Aaron Balick)

Influence, Fake News, Algorithms, and Your Online Self:

The amount of personal information that you freely put online is unprecedented, and it’s being used like never before. But can an algorithm really know you better than you know yourself?

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Accessibility: It is very much central to our vision that we make in depth psychological thinking through our activities as accessible as possible. Please do let us know in advance of your participating if we need to be aware of any issues affecting your accessibility and we will do the best we can to accommodate you. It is important to know that the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells (one to the consultation rooms and another to the lab). We have done all that we can, given these limitations, to make access as wide as possible. However, we also understand that this still excludes some. If you are interested in joining us in any way, but cannot access our venue, please do let us know and we will endeavour to make the best alternative arrangements.
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1 July: Cultivating the Mind-Body Connection in a Pop-Culture Era (Paul Christelis and Sissy Lykou)

Cultivating the Mind-Body Connection in a Pop Culture Era:

Join us in an experiment to gain some deeper understanding of your feelings, relationships, and connection to the world through mindfulness, movement, embodiment, and creativity

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Accessibility: It is very much central to our vision that we make in depth psychological thinking through our activities as accessible as possible. Please do let us know in advance of your participating if we need to be aware of any issues affecting your accessibility and we will do the best we can to accommodate you. It is important to know that the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells (one to the consultation rooms and another to the lab). We have done all that we can, given these limitations, to make access as wide as possible. However, we also understand that this still excludes some. If you are interested in joining us in any way, but cannot access our venue, please do let us know and we will endeavour to make the best alternative arrangements.