Monika Killeen, Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist & Counsellor. From a Certificate to Diplomas, I eventually trained for four years towards my post-graduate Masters’ Degree, specialising in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counselling. I am an active member of the Psychoanalytic Community and continue my professional development as I believe we always have more to learn.
Like my qualification, this type of therapy is not a “quick fix” solution to your problem. Unlike other forms of counselling, psychodynamic thinking explicitly involves exploring patterns in your behaviour, finding links between your past and present, with a view to unpick and unlock your “inner working template”. By this I mean the way in which you tend to relate to people in your life, the way you treat those close to you, or the way you find yourself being treated by those around you. It may be that this inner template makes you feel stuck in repeating behaviours which have adverse effects on your life. This work includes exploring your unconscious triggers – things that may “set you off” without your knowing it- events which influence the way you behave, often without understanding why, or how to change it.
In weekly sessions which last 50 minutes, I will provide you with a space in which you can safely explore ways to challenge the more difficult feelings you might have about yourself, or towards other people. Through our work together, you will come to understand yourself better, enabling you to make adjustments in your life, small or big, towards a more content life.
By reading this far, you have made a significant decision already. You are courageously taking your first step towards exploring your own story, in the presence of someone who can listen and who can guide you towards better understanding of its meaning and how it might be rewritten.
I tend to work on an ongoing and open-ended basis but it is possible to agree on a block of time-limited work, of six to twelve weeks duration, if you prefer to have a firm end-date in view. I am usually able to offer a first appointment within a week of contact being made.
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by its ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma from Birkbeck University in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling, MsC in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling, Birkbeck University
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a sliding scale fee system of £55-£85 per session. This is to be discussed in our initial meeting, the cost of which is £40.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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daytime appointments 9am to 5pm
Types of client