Dr. Joyline Gozho Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist & CBT Practitioner
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, as well as a CBT Practitioner. I have a wealth of experience gained through working in the helping profession for nearly 2 decades. I work on a limited, or open ended approach depending on the nature of your difficulties, and needs.
I help people who are experiencing a range of issues such as loss, relationship problems, low mood, anxiety, stress, low self esteem, anger and at times not finding purpose in life. Psychodynamic way of working addresses the person as a whole, helping us make sense of how early life experiences may be related to your emotional difficulties, repetitive negative patterns, troubling thoughts, and unhealthy ways of relating yourself and others. As an analytic approach, psychodynamic psychotherapy gives you insight into the source of your difficulties, therefore giving you the agency to make necessary changes. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a deeper way of working which enables you to safely process emotions that may have been experienced as unbearable. The relationship between us is central to the therapeutic process; it also gives us a sense of how your early life experiences may be influencing your current life.
CBT helps you with addressing present day difficulties and gaining some skills and techniques to deal with any negative behaviors, feelings, and thought patterns. CBT is a very short term way of working-6-12 sessions. Depending on your needs, l may work intergratively or have a few CBT sessions, to give you some grounding, before moving onto psychodynamic work. The approach will be agreed in the consultation where we explore your difficulties.
I also work with couples of any gender or sexual orientation, who may be experiencing relationship difficulties and seeking professional help. Please refer to the Couple's Therapy web page on my website for more about my therapeutic approach.
I have had the privilege of helping people who are experiencing a wide range of issues in the capacity of a psychotherapist. My belief and confidence in the therapeutic effects of psychotherapy has been reinforced by seeing the transformation and changes therapy enables in people's lives, due to the clarity it brings, and the enhanced emotional maturity it creates. I have also seen many people I have worked with leave therapy feeling more wholesome, and starting to live their lives more meaningfully.
Apart from practicing as a psychotherapist, I am a lecturer on the Msc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy Course (Adult) at Birkbeck University of London.
How I can help you
My approach is fundamentally based on tailoring the therapy to suit my client's needs, with the relationship created between us acting as an anchor and a vehicle. I am able to use CBT and psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy modalities, which is enriching to my practice. The choice between CBT or psychodynamic psychotherapy is determined by how you are currently living your day to day life and the nature of your difficulties. During the initial consultation meeting, where we explore what brings you to therapy, the choice of the modality and length of work can be jointly agreed upon. The recommendations for therapy modality and length are judiciously made, putting your interests and well being above everything.
For more about the difference between CBT and psychodynamic approaches, please visit my website. I also offer one off consultative sessions, to people who are unable to commit to more than one session and in need of a safe space to share their current difficulties with someone who is non judgmental, listening, and containing.
I use the Bader-Pearson approach to couples therapy. Please refer to Couples Therapy webpage on my website for more about couples therapy.
During these unprecedented times, following the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, I am facilitating sessions online via Skype, Zoom and Telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate Degree in Clinical Practice (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) from Exeter University
- Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy (In Progress)
- Certificate in Mindfulness from Dhamma Nikethanaya Bhuddist and Cultural Center for Meditation and Education
- Master of Arts Degree in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF)
- Post Graduate Certificate in CBT Skills from WPF
- Post Graduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy from United Kingdom Hypnotherapy Training College
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Group Dynamics from Birckbeck University
- Post Graduate Certificate in Mentorship from Middlesex University
- BSc in Mental Health Nursing from University of West London
I have a background in mental health and I have worked in various clinical specialist roles before and during my psychotherapy training.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am offering my clients the option to have sessions online (Zoom, Skype, Tel) or face to face.
I am registered with the UKCP and FPC