I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist with a quiet and comfortable consulting room in Brentwood, Essex, within walking distance of both Brentwood station and the High Street. Alongside my private practice, I also work as a psychotherapist within the NHS.
I have considerable experience with people whose difficulties are around relationships, traumatic experiences, depression or loss. I also have particular experience working with people who struggle with anger, aggression or violent tendencies, or who experience turbulent or chaotic personal lives.
Psychotherapy is an exploratory process and many concerns can be fruitfully brought to it. It is particularly helpful for those who would like to understand more about their emotions and behavioural patterns.
Below are some of the reasons people commonly get in touch:
- Feeling depressed, anxious or unaccountably worried
- Relationships issues
- Family difficulties
- Sexuality or sex-related issues
- Anger, aggression or violence
- Substance use or other compulsive behaviours
- Work pressures or problems
- Identity issues
- Loss & bereavement
As well as helping to relieve emotional difficulties or destructive behavioural patterns, therapy can help to make sense of such experiences. It can help achieve deep and long-lasting changes and is often as much about discovering your strengths and capacity for enjoyment, as it is about coming to terms with difficulty.
What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I work with the idea that our early experiences affect us in our adult lives, and that we are likely to repeat these experiences in later relationships. Often these patterns come to light within the therapy itself, giving an opportunity to understand them better – perhaps their cause, why they seem so persistent and how we might be able to do things differently. This process helps make sense of aspects of our lives which may have felt overwhelming, confusing or disconnected, and discover a deeper and more robust sense of ourselves.
Should you want to get in touch, please do so by phone or by email and we can arrange to meet for an initial consultation. This meeting would be an opportunity for you to put into words what has prompted you to seek therapy, explore any questions you have and for us to see if we can work together.
Should we decide to continue, sessions would be at the same time each week and last for fifty minutes. The regularity and consistency of sessions is helpful in providing a stable setting to explore deeper-lying issues.
You are welcome to contact me 07581 251192 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I am unavailable when you call, please do leave a message and I will get back to you. Any communication will be treated in confidence and I reply promptly to all messages.
My consulting room is situated within Warley Hill Practice - please see www.warleyhillpractice.com for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF Therapy and am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
WPF Therapy has a reputation as one of the UK's leading psychotherapy organisations, and UKCP registration requires therapists to have achieved a high standard of training and experience. It also requires therapists to work in accordance with the UKCP's Ethical Framework, ensuring their practice is ethically sound.
I have worked with people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, giving me considerable experience and understanding of the difficulties people can encounter around their emotions, behaviour, relationships and identity. I have particular experience working in forensic services and within the criminal justice system.
I have written and delivered training programmes for non-therapists, and have a particular interest in psychotherapy's relevance to everyday life, believing it to be a helpful process for people across social and cultural spectrums.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions are charged at £60, although there are some circumstances in which a lower fee can be agreed. Do ask if you would like to discuss this. An initial consultation, lasting up to 90 minutes, is charged at £75.
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