Aishling Partridge (BA Psych, PDip Psychotherapy) BPC registered
I offer face to face, telephone and video online psychotherapy.
I am an experienced qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council offering in-depth and short-term therapeutic treatment to adults.
I work collaboratively with adults with a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, self-harm tendencies and feelings of isolation.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is rooted in the concept of exploring unconscious mental processes and recurring patterns of behaving and relating which may be causing emotional and physical symptoms.It is a talking therapy aimed at developing awareness and understanding of unknown aspects of the self which feel vulnerable and which need care and expression.
Most difficulties were, at one time, adaptive solutions to life challenges which over time and changes in circumstances have become self-defeating. I work with you to develop an understanding of the relationship between your early developmental experiences in the context of current life mental health challenges. Habits of relating might be repeated in the therapeutic relationship and this can be thought about together. This is known as transference. Experiencing and reflecting on transference patterns in the therapy allows increasing awareness to open up and brings a ‘here and now’ dimension to the experience of therapy and the search for self-awareness and acceptance.We would work together to create a relationship that enables you to experience being understood which, in itself, generates a sense of security from which to explore your emotions more freely and confidently – freeing up the bonds to past experiences helps you to live more fully in the present and move towards a more satisfying, contented and fulfilling life.
My private practice is primarily located in London Bridge, in close proximity to the mainline and underground station and nearby Borough Market. I also provide therapy in South West London with a therapy room located a short walk from Surbiton mainline station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA Psych, HDip Ed and PG Dip Psychotherapy. Prior to individual based psychotherapy, I worked in the business sector for over 15 years, most recently in the development of psychology based performance solutions within organisations.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £80 for an initial 90 minute consultation and £80 for on-going weekly sessions.
Please contact me by email or telephone to discuss availability and arrange an initial meeting