Margery Parsons, d.c.t.p., UKCP reg.
How can Psychotherapy help you?
Psychotherapy is also known as Talk Therapy.
Talk therapy works because it gives you the opportunity to talk about very private feelings that, when you are by yourself, you don't completely understand. You may ask yourself, why do I keep getting into relationships that are not good for me? Why do I feel so bad about making mistakes when it is only human to do so? Why do I feel so anxious at work when I know that I am really doing a good job?
I believe the answers to such personal questions are within you, and it is through talking to an objective listener, your therapist, that you can to come these answers yourself.
As your therapist, I mirror back and affirm answers for you. I give you guidance to make the right decisions and life choices. To help you stop and listen to your own good instincts before you take the next step.
By mirroring back what I see about your pattern enables you to see what you are doing to keep repeating a negative pattern. It also helps you to continue positive patterns. Once you begin to see and understand your pattern, you are able to change it.
Talking things through with your therapist helps to make you feel better about yourself. Talk therapy enables you to have a dialogue you cannot have on your own and enables you to talk about issues you may feel too ashamed to talk about with friends and loved ones.
I am trained to help you understand and to not feel ashamed about your feelings. To help you understand your behavior and not to fall into the same pattern over and over again.
A bit more about my work as a therapist:
I work with private individuals, couples and families.
I practice Emotional Focus couples counselling with excellent results in building communication, intimacy and trust within the relationship.
I work well with individuals who are lonely, depressed and feel isolated. People who have suffered some form of trauma in their lives. People who have had to be overly independent from a very early age and who have trouble maintaining trust in personal relationships including those with family members, spouses, partners, friends and work colleagues. Depression can develop by the lack of a consistent and trusting relationship with a significant other. As well, depression denotes the inability to express one's feelings.
My specialties include helping people work through:
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Panic Attacks
- Post traumatic stress
- Work related stress
- Relationship issues
- Career breakdown
- Marriage breakdown, divorce and separation
- Self-esteem issues
- Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- Bereavement and grief
I have good success in helping people actualize:
- Self acceptance
- Good self-esteem
- Fulfilling relationships
- Career goals
- Creative self-expression
All of which can culminate into personal happiness and security.
My office is located in Cavendish Square, London next to city parking, and a short walk from Oxford Circus and Bond Street Tube Stations.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about me, about how I work and how I can help you with your personal issue.
Why Psychodynamic Psychotherapy enables one to gain deeper personal happiness and satisfaction:
Psychodynamic therapy encourages exploration and discussion of the full range of the client's emotions. The therapist helps the client describe and put words to feelings, including contradictory feelings, feelings that are troubling or threatening, and feelings that the client may not initially be able to recognise or acknowledge (this stands in contrast to a cognitive focus, where the greater emphasis is on thoughts and beliefs). There is also a recognition that intellectual insight is not the same as emotional insight, which resonates at a deep level and leads to change (this is one reason why many intelligent and psychologically minded people can explain the reasons for their difficulties, yet their understanding does not help them overcome those difficulties)
Individuals overcome their difficulties in day to day living on a deeper level so that they can live fuller, more creative satisfying lives.
When you look at a work of Art, what do you see?
One's unique feelings and perceptions are as diverse as the subtle nuances inherent in a beautiful Monet painting. Experience can be perceived in a variety of ways and perceptions can be colored by outside influences.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can shed light on the subtle ways people see things. Understand things. Perceive things. Any situation can be perceived in a variety of ways. Psychotherapy helps us to flush out the roots of our perceptions and reactions. Things can become clearer, less skewed. Individual character comes through by talking, by making connections; connections with the other, connections with the self. This can lead to clearer self-expression and a more secure relationship with self and the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
CTP Diploma; UKCP registered
Centre for Training In Psychotherapy (CTP) , Toronto, Canada (www.ctp.net)
- Approaches and Techniques
Talk Therapy, Dream Work, Imagery, Free Association and Relaxation Therapy
Abuse in Childhood, Ageism, Anxiety, Artistic Creative Expression, Authenticity, Bereavement Therapy, Coping Skills, Couples Counselling, Creative Expression, Depression, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Abuse, Family Systems, Fertility, Life Transitions, Loss and Grief, Self Esteem, Stress, Suicidal thoughts and attempts, and Women's Issues
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Dream Work
- Elder Therapy
- Bereavement Counselling
- Family Systems Counselling
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
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My fees are £120 per session for individuals; £150 per session for couples and £160 per session for families.
Bulk Discount of £100.00 per session is offered to individuals if they commit to 12 sessions in advance.
Clients are eligible to use the following Health Insurance for my therapeutic services: Allianz, Aviva, AXA, Bupa, Cigna, Vitality and WPA.
The Dream Group: I developed my own approach to group therapy which focussed on dreams as a form of self-expression. Expression through dreams is a creative approach which enables group members to gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Group members experienced a strong improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem through the combination of reflection and expression/sharing and positive identification. The group ran successfully over a period of 5 years and 12 different groups
Psychotherapy Group for Men and Women: This group gives members an opportunity for therapeutic self-reflection through exchanges and experiences in a confidential group setting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Saturday from 9am to 5:pm; Tuesday from 12:30pm to 8pm; Wednesday from 8am to 12noon and Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am trained to supervise psychotherapists who practice in the psychodynamic modality, with the focus on the transference and counter-transference with clients. I like to work with dreams of both the therapist and the client. .