I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor.
It is about the “how” and the “why”. Nothing we do happens in a vacuum, and for all of our actions, there are reactions. To change how we do things, we need to understand why we do them the way we do.
Psychodynamic way links your past with your present, with a view to unlock the established ways in which you relate to people, which, at some point, might have served you well.
Unlike other forms of counselling, psychodynamic thinking involves exploring patterns in your behaviour, including the unconscious triggers which influence the way you relate to people, often without understanding why, or how to change it.
The sessions are 50 minutes long, on the same day and time of the week. It is possible to have therapy more than once a week, if required. The first session is at a reduced fee. This is to give us both an opportunity to assess whether we feel we might work well together. There is no obligation to return.
The work is usually on an ongoing and open-ended basis. It is possible to agree on a block of six or twelve sessions, if you prefer to have a firm end-date in view.
I will provide a safe and confidential space in which you can find a way to challenge the more difficult feelings you might have about yourself, or towards other people. Through our work together, you will come to understand yourself better, enabling you to make adjustments in your life, small or big, towards a more content life.
I work with many sorts of issues, and the following are examples of the most frequent ones to make their way into a consultation room:
Relationship problems, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Grief, Anger
Lack of confidence and low self-esteem, Unresolved issues from the past.
Sessions are completely confidential, with a few, very restricted exceptions, which relate to protecting life. Please ask me if you have any concerns about this.
As all professional psychotherapists, I regularly attend supervision meetings in which I discuss my clinical work. The clients’ names and details are never identified in these sessions, and the work is discussed to maintain the highest standard of practice.
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by its ethical framework.
Free 15 minute initial phone call/assessment
Initial Consultation - 1 Hour - £40
The fees for the regular sessions of 50 minutes a week will be discussed and agreed in your first session.
I will ask you for 4 weeks of notice of any planned cancellations.
Any unforeseen cancellations are payable at the agreed fee.
Please feel free to ask me more about this in our first meeting.
Payment is accepted by Bank Transfer, Cash or Cheque.