BPC - Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
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I am a psychodynamic therapist working with adults in private practice in Stroud.
A bit about me
My background prior to becoming a therapist was in nursing and whilst satisfying on many levels the element that was missing was the time to address some of the fundamental issues of a patient's psychological and emotional pain and distress during their illness and recovery.
This led me to my exploration in talking therapy in which I completed 7 years training qualifying as a psychodynamic counsellor.
The nature of this work whilst thinking about thoughts and feelings that come up, may link to unprocessed historical events or patterns causing difficulties in life and relationships. Much of this is likely to be unconscious and need time and space to better understand.
Inevitably engaging in this work is demanding and has its ups and downs but hopefully will bring about new perspectives leading to changes and greater satisfaction in life.
Whilst I do see clients for short focussed work my usual practice is longer term.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are at the same time each week.
An initial consultation will give us an opportunity to meet and get a sense of each other and to find out more about what causes you to seek help at this time and whether this is the right therapy for you.
I adhere to strict ethical standards in accordance with BPA guidance.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
4 years pre-clinical training in Psychotherapy at Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy
Registered with BPC
Fully insured member of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
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
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
My session fee is £50.