Tristan LeMasson Bangard

Tristan LeMasson Bangard

264a Lee High Road
Alleyway Off Of Lochaber Road
London
SE13 5PL

07958 214910

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264a Lee High Road
Alleyway Off Of Lochaber Road
London
SE13 5PL

07958 214910

About me

See: tristarpsychotherapy.com for full details of the services and treatments that I offer.

Specialising in the LGBTQ community & beyond.

CBT, Psychodynamic and Integrative therapies.

My clinical approach to psychodynamic work is concerned with how we can get, through no fault of our own, stuck in certain ways of relating to others, which may cause us anxiety or distress. As a result of our personal histories we can learn to expect how other people may relate to us, and how we can sometimes play unwitting roles in maintaining the behaviours that keep us from leading more fulfilling lives. We may also unconsciously play out defences against repressed fears and anxieties, which may hold us back from living the lives we wish to attain. Many of these issues may have their origins in our developmental stages, and continue to manifest in maladaptive, cyclical patterns of behaviour. Through the material that my clients bring into the consulting room, we work together to try to unravel and make sense of these frustrating elements in life, and bring light to any issues that may be difficult to tackle outside of the therapy sessions. Psychodynamic therapy is very effective for people wishing to learn more about how their personal histories and development has an impact on their current circumstances.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses at how our thoughts (cognitions) and behaviours which are learnt or conditioned, have an impact on our emotions and physical sensations. Sometimes we can engage in behaviours that can help to maintain a problem; that is, keep it going. Through CBT we look at the relationship between the factors of our thoughts and behaviours that can have an unhelpful impact on our well-being, and how our perceptions of events and the world around us can become distorted. The approach is a highly collaborative one, where the client is very active in their role in the therapy, which drives the treatment forward. CBT is as much a ‘doing therapy’ as it is a ‘talking therapy’. CBT works in the ‘here & now’, and is a highly empirically validated treatment, which is very effective for dealing with issues such as depression, addiction, phobias and a broad range of anxieties.

Integrative Therapy.

This is where we can bring both Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy together. By looking at past experience, we can begin to unravel and understand why clients think or behave in a certain way, before looking at new ways of coping. Some clients wish to look at coping mechanisms in a CBT focussed way, before looking at personal histories and developmental stumbling blocks in greater depth. Some may wish to explore their personal histories first, and then look specifically at better ways of managing their emotions and behaviour, and move to more goal-orientated treatment objectives.

With all models, an initial number of sessions is agreed upon at the outset of treatment, but is reviewed periodically and can be increased to involve further treatment.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London.

Diploma in Psychology.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialising in the LGBT population, but also 15 years of experience in a nursing capacity in a broad range of Brain Injury and Neuropsychiatric conditions, including somatoform, conversion and dissociative disorders, (Functional Neurological Disorder).

Photos & videos

  • BACP Registered Member I.D.

Fees

£35 per 50 min session, short and longer term treatments available.

Sliding scale for those on low income, students the unemployed etc.

Further information

Additionally, 15 years of experience in a nursing capacity, working in a Brain Injury and Neuropsychiatric hospital service.

Maps & Directions

London, SE13 5PL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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