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BPC Accred. Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

About me

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and alongside my private practice, I continue working as an Adult Psychotherapist in an NHS community mental health team.

My training and experience is in working psychodynamically. This means that the focus is on the emotional and relational aspects of the life of the individual. Anxieties, feelings, and emotional states can be experienced both consciously and unconsciously. There can be ideas – fleeting or more fixed – in our minds: we are not consciously aware of them, yet they influence us considerably. These can shape our attitudes towards ourselves and those with whom we have close relationships, and affect how we behave in everyday life. 

If you are interested to discuss beginning psychodynamic psychotherapy, you can contact me to discuss and make an appointment. ​If you choose to go ahead, you will be offered a consultation session. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on the difficulties that bring you to consider psychotherapy, to describe your personal history and to consider whether this approach could be helpful to you.

Initial consultation
 
This is usually 50 minutes over two, sometimes three sessions, to explore and discuss your thoughts and ideas about why you are seeking help. During the initial consultations we will come to a decision as to whether psychodynamic psychotherapy is likely to be of benefit to you. If we decide this type of help or therapy is unlikely to be of help, we can discuss what other interventions or pathways you could pursue.

Individual therapy
 
If you are looking for help with emotional and relationship difficulties, psychotherapy can help you to explore your current difficulties and to understand those in the context of your life.  Therapy can help you to identify destructive patterns in relationships and to see how these are rooted in the past and the unconscious dynamics behind them. Through this process, new ways of relating in your personal life can be developed. 

Individual therapy can vary in frequency with the number of sessions per week ranging from once or twice a week.

I work both for short term and long term (open ended) psychotherapy.

Making Contact

You can reach the practice by telephone or email contact@papsychotherapy.co.uk.  If you make contact by telephone, please leave your name and telephone number and a time at which you can be reached to discuss your request in confidence. I aim to respond to your call/email promptly, usually within 24 hours, unless I am on leave.

A few things about the Psychodynamic approach.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy draws on theories and practices of psychoanalysis. It is an evidence based therapeutic process which can help to understand and resolve difficulties by increasing awareness of someone's inner world and its influence over relationships, both past and present. It differs from most other therapies in aiming for deep seated change in personality and emotional development.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy aims to help people understand and change complex, and often unconsciously based emotional and relationship problems. ​If you would like to know more about Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the website of the British Psychoanalytic Council contains lots of useful information.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (4-year BPC accredited with Tavistock&Portman)
  • PgCert Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervisor Training
  • PgDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • MSc Psychology 
  • BA Social Work

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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).

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Fees

£60.00 per session

Manchester, Greater Manchester, SK4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Additional languages

Greek