People seek help from a therapist for all sorts of very different reasons. Often, these have to do with experiencing difficult or unmanageable emotions, feeling depressed or anxious. Loss, anger, loneliness, relationship difficulties, feeling confused or unfulfilled, or wanting to be happy are some of the issues that one might want explore in therapy.
Therapy allows patients a unique space in which to discuss their feelings, doubts and concerns in a confidential environment. When feeling safe, we are more likely to further develop as individuals while getting closer to our true selves. The inquiry into the unconscious mind, facilitated by the therapeutic relationship, often gives insight into issues previously unknown as well as opening up new possibilities. I have always been interested in the emotional life of individuals and how that has come to develop. I believe the way we are cared for as children has a great impact on the way we build our lives as adults.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with years of experience working in private practice, the NHS IAPT services and King's college university counselling services. I have a certificate in Psychoanalytical Psychology from Birkbeck College, trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy) and graduated from Roehampton University. I am member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is typically long term work and it is offered open ended, once weekly. It is also possible to meet for a fixed period of time if you prefer (6 or 12 sessions). Starting therapy is a big decision for most people, and therefore one that is not taken lightly. It is often a difficult first step. An initial consultation, however, would give you a fairly good idea as to what the experience of therapy is like, and whether you would like us to work together. To make an appointment, please call: 07828 623038 or email: [email protected]
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