Gita Aussia PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Registered Member BACP
Are your negative thoughts and feelings leaving you feeling stuck, anxious and depressed? Is this affecting the way you relate to others whether in your relationship, at work or in any other areas of your life?
When we suffer from anxiety, depression or other negative thoughts and feelings, everything becomes overwhelming. We can go into spiral, not being able to think properly about what is really going on. This affects our self-esteem and we get stuck and trapped in negativity.
As children we develop patterns of behaviour and coping strategies to protect us against difficult emotions. However, as adults these patterns become destructive and affect us at an unconscious level. For instance, we begin to have problems relating to people, our relationships break, we find it difficult to function at work, we become anxious or depressed, we may develop eating disorder, use alcohol, drugs or succumb to any other type of addiction, etc.
What do we work on in the sessions:
In the sessions, we will work together to recognise those recurring patterns you may be using to develop defense mechanisms to cope. This insight will allow you to begin changing those patterns. By understanding your patterns and coping strategies, you begin to free yourself from anxiety, 'stuckness' and negative emotions. We take an intimate look at your interpersonal relationships to understand your part in relationship patterns. This will allow you to transform the dynamic and your relationships begin to improve. As a result your self-esteem will improve and you will build a more secure and confident self to rely on at times of anxiety and distress.
You may be experiencing:
. low self-esteem
. a sense of feeling stuck, confused or anxious, whether in your job, relationship or other aspect of your life
. over-sensitivity and anxiety much of the time
. a feeling of being overwhelmed or out of control
. negative thoughts that can spiral out of control
. feelings of helplessness
. self-blame or guilt
. difficulty sleeping
. depressed moods and lack of motivation
. lack of purpose and difficulty making decisions
. relationship difficulties - either clinging to a bad relationship or allowing a good one to spiral out of control
. career difficulties - finding yourself stuck in a job that you don't like or not being able to find a job suited to your skills and potentials.
The next step:
You are welcome to contact me on 07392022771 to have a brief chat or book an initial consultation to see how we can work together.
I have started to offer counselling in person alongside online in the present circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gone through a five year intensive psychotherapy training at WPF, one of the leading training centres for psychotherapists in the country. I hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. I work as a therapist in private practice.
I have worked as a psychotherapist within WPF Therapy and NHS Homerton Psychotherapy Unit for several years.
I have worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds and suffering from different psychological issues such as depression, chronic fatigue, anxiety and panic attacks, addiction (sexual, gambling, drugs), sexual abuse, eating disorder, trauma, grief and bereavement.
I have also volunteered for the Samaritans providing emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
I have a BSc in Psychology. I have done a great deal of research on mental health.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.
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.
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
I charge £60 for individual therapy. The sessions last 50 minutes.
Whenever you feel ready, we can have an inital consultation in which we can think together about your difficulties and anxieties. You will also get a sense of how I work and we can decide whether we can work together.
I offer open-ended sessions that continue for as long is necessary to resolve the issues you’re dealing with.