I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice and welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy may provide the opportunity to discover whom, and why, you are. To find a mutual place in which we might think about the way you do things and why. I offer both weekly sessions of on-going therapy, or time limited therapy (14 sessions).
Life is challenging and we all experience difficult emotions at some point. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a process where patient and therapist work together to explore and understand the dynamics of one’s mind. It helps with low mood, depression, confused feelings, from the roots of presenting issues and the function of symptoms, to the unconscious meaning underneath relationship and behaviour patterns. Research has increasingly found how the relational experience of therapy changes and strengthens the brain.
Stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, loneliness, unstable employment, obsessive thinking or behaviour, and life-changes are just some of the reasons why you might want to try psychotherapy.
Therapy can help you become more self-aware and feel more in control of your life, providing resilience and self-awareness necessary to cope with what life throws your way.
You may want to know yourself better and consider patterns of behaviour that are perhaps less useful than they once were, which can be explored through short, or long-term on-going once-weekly psychotherapy.
All work is strictly confidential, and non-judgemental. I provide a dependable, regular and safe place for us to meet and work together to understand your particular situation or difficulties, so you can develop and change. You may just want a few sessions to think about what is going on for you or a longer time in therapy to explore present and past experiences.
My approach is non-directive, so you have the freedom to establish your own pace and to go wherever you feel like during the session.
Psychotherapy looks for the missing links that connect feelings and behaviours to what goes on in the mind, in our internal world. The psychotherapy process is a multi-dimensional work, encompassing both the past and the ‘here and now’, where therapist and client look into the many areas of life, to explore and understand how our past influences the present, and how entrenched habitual behaviours might be holding back your personal development. The support offered can be transformative.
Sessions are £65 - 75 per hour. And I have a limited number of lower-priced slots for those on lower incomes.