Dr Eric B. Litwack
"Tell me what you fear and I will tell you what happened to you."
In attachment psychoanalytic psychotherapy, we will together explore elements of both your past and your present with the aim of shaping a better future. Entering psychotherapy for the first time is always a sign of the courage to change. Just beginning to work with someone new is also a significant step forward, and I will make every effort to facilitate this move in a sympathetic and ethical manner.
In our sessions, we will look for patterns in your life that point to common origins in the past and which continue to affect you today. This will involve helping you to gain insight through reflections, the building of clear narratives or significant stories, and the interpretation of your dreams. Over time, this tends to help people to clarify how they got to where they are, where they are likely to go, and where to look for a sense of meaning and fulfilment. The overall result of this special process is your personal growth, against the background of your attachment style and development.
Sessions will be fifty minutes long, and will be held once or twice a week. The duration of therapy is highly variable and will depend upon your goals and the sort of change and understanding that you seek. Your confidentiality will be respected, and I am bound by the ethics guidelines of the Bowlby Centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Counsellor working in both London and Hastings, and I am also an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist-in-training at the Bowlby Centre in London. As such, I am governed by the BACP and the UKCP’s guidelines, a major national body for psychotherapy.
I draw upon my training as a Ph.D. philosopher in order to add a dimension of meaning and clarity to my work.
As a moral and social philosopher, I have worked as an ethics consultant to both the British and Canadian governments, and as such have a keen interest in the diverse problems faced by people in institutional and professional settings.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Values, moral and philosophical questions. Creativity and artistic blocks.
Standard for teleconferencing therapy is £60-65 for a fifty minute session. Some concessions are available.