I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist in private general practice working one-to-one with adult patients on a wide range of presenting issues.
In sessions we think about how you experience your relationships and the situations life brings. Childhood is relevant, but treatment is not about why you may be experiencing psychological pain. It is getting hold of complex, sometimes unmanageable feelings; noticing patterns and learning by direct emotional experience in the therapy itself.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy typically uses one session a week and goes on until the patient feels they have gained enough from the process. It can also be short-term to contain specific difficulties (psychodynamic counselling).
My job is to create an accepting and reliable environment to help you understand what primary emotions or experiences make you suffer, or give pleasure, feel envious, angry, creative, hating, frightened, loving... I can't say what they might be, because you bring them. Knowing about them better will help you live with more control.
To work in this way, I've undergone a training including seven years supervised clinical experience with a broad caseload in both public and private settings; and analysis as a patient myself. I work from an office on a quiet lane in central Cambridge. I find it is better to be with patients in person, but during Covid I trained to work online.
You are invited to make contact - by phone or email - to arrange an initial consultation so we can see whether working together would be right for you. The cost for this is £60, with the fee for future sessions discussed and agreed between us.
Special Arrangements for Covid
Social distancing and hygiene arrangements are in place to allow for work in the room
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (St Andrews), 4-year PGdip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/Roehampton), 1-year Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF), Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), and Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekdays, including early mornings.