People who embark on a psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy attend for a variety of reasons. On the surface it may be depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, however some common features may be that the problems have been around for some time and despite our best efforts do not improve trying to address them by ourselves. This can leave us feeling stuck and alone, with increasing symptoms and frustrations. The aim of this type of therapy is to not only to help with the conscious symptoms, but to help develop understanding and awareness of what lies beneath our conscious symptoms, enriching our lives and relationships.
The relationship with the therapist develops within a structure allowing both thoughts, wishes and feelings to be expressed within the safety of the therapy setting. Awareness of how our unconscious life and inner beliefs keeps determining our lives emerges in a live way with the therapist which can then be understood allowing for real change and longstanding development. It in turns enables us to learn to live with ourselves better, thus allowing others to know us.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor for 22 years in a variety of statutory settings offering short term Crisis Counselling to longer term Psychoanalytical Applied Psychotherapy. With this I have worked with people with many differing difficulties. I am registered with the UKCP and BACP. I work with adult individuals and couples.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with