David Turner M.A Psychotherapy and Healing Practice
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Soho.
Though primarily trained within the Jungian tradition I also was influenced by the work of Freud, Winnicott and Klein.
I am particularly interested in Winnicott's concept of the "False Self" which he described as a compliant self formed in response to a non-supportive environment. Such people have a difficulty in feeling real and authentic.
This closely links with Laing's concept of the schizoid self where similar existential difficulties occur.
In an inauthentic society these feelings are exacerbated and are of interest to me.
I would describe my work as a crossover between Jungian and existential concepts in which the self actualises itself in action and language in the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A Psychotherapy and Healing Practice - Middlesex University.
I worked privately dealing with people subject to the provisions of the Mental Health Act for almost 20 years
These included a wide range of clients from serial killers detained at Broadmoor Hospital to people detained in local hospitals with varying degrees of mental illness ranging from anxiety and obsessional disorders to those who had serious and enduring psychotic illness.
Their issues almost always concerned medication and its appropriate use. Also housing and support provision within the community was another key issue.
The age range of clients ran from 12 to 80 and from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
£65 per individual session of 55 minutes.
This allows a core session of 50 minutes plus time to access the consulting room which is situated in a building with a lift.
There are a limited number of low cost sessions for people in full time education under the age of 25.
Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday with some evening appointments available
Types of client