James O'Shea UKCP Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Bishop Grosseteste University
I have thirty years experience of working in mental health services and the NHS. I worked within the Lincoln Dynamic Specialty for the last ten years as a Senior Adult Psychotherapist. I have completed a UKCP accredited training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and come under the CPJA section of the UKCP. I currently am an associate lecturer on the undergraduate psychology degree at Lincoln University. I have worked with individuals and groups offering short and longer term therapy. Like most explorative therapies, if people want to understand themselves better, then please get in contact. If you want to get in contact with the creative side to yourself, therapy can help achieve this goal.
I am based at the BG Futures building at Bishop Grosseteste University. It is located in the Lincoln area. There are parking facilities on the campus and are free. There is a comfortable waiting area and toilets in the BG futures building.
What is dynamic psychotherapy
This therapy involves looking at the underlying sources of your current emotional distress embedded in memory and personality. Sometimes these sources are unconscious and hard to explore by yourself.
Dynamic Psychotherapy draws on psychoanalytic theories of the development of emotions, fantasies and experiences. Many emotional problems stem from troubled and difficult relationships, especially those in the formative years during childhood and adolescence.
Exploring conflicts and troubled aspects of life provides an opportunity to make changes.
Thinking about yourself and your life, with a therapist, can bring an increased awareness so that problems can be faced and accepted.
Psychotherapy takes time and needs commitment as it can be difficult to talk about yourself at first.
Who benefits from psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/dynamic psychotherapy
Dynamic psychotherapy is an appropriate form of therapy for people suffering longstanding emotional problems which stem from difficult and/or traumatic circumstances.
Sometimes the traumatic pattern can go on being repeated until worked through in therapy.
Often there is a combination of a number of problems, such as:
- Inability to feel, or express feelings
- Difficulties with anger
- Relationship difficulties
- Social isolation
- Sexual difficulties
- Low self esteem
- Identity difficulties
- Eating disorders
- Memories of abuse
- Unresolved difficulties with loss or bereavement
When you begin working on your difficulties you may feel worse before you feel better. It may be because you are talking about things which are painful to you and this can be distressing. It may be because talking to your therapist causes you anxiety and discomfort as you work through this.
I can talk with you about this, so that you can make sense of your feelings as they arise.
I provide consultation, weekly individual brief and long term therapy. I offer group psychotherapy. Consultation can be an opportunity to decide which type of therapy might suit you best.
- I abide by the UKCP code of ethics and have a current enhanced DBS check
- Therapy is provided in a friendly and private environment.
I am recognised by BUPA, AXA and AVIVA as a provider of psychotherapy I have a full current DBS check since April 2017
Training, qualifications & experience
R.M.N 1990 Warwickshire Healthcare Trust
1992 ENB 660 - psychodynamic psychotherapy Uffculme Clinic Birmingham
2000 B.Phil.Ed Professional Studies, Birmingham University
2001 Foundation course in Group Psychotherapy
2005 PGCert Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Derby University
2006 PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Derby University
2007-2015 UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training through the South Trent Training CPJA section
1990 -2016 Various CPD events
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 for an initial one hour consultation
£40 for 50 minutes of individual therapy work
£20 per person for 1 hour 30 minutes of group psychotherapy - this will depend on a group of six group members
I have limited sessions if people want reduced rates. This is something to discuss in the initial consultation.
I am able to offer psychodynamic supervision to counsellors or therapists. Please get in contact to discuss this.
Payment is via cash, cheque, bank transfer or paypal. The initial consultation would be expected to be paid prior to the appointment.
I am recognised by BUPA, AXA, AVIVA as a provider of psychotherapy.
I have spaces Monday through to Saturdays
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Monday evenings, Thursday evenings, Friday afternoons and Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|