People seek help from a therapist for all sorts of very different reasons. Often, these have to do with experiencing difficult or unmanageable emotions, feeling depressed or anxious. Loss, anger, loneliness, relationship difficulties, feeling confused or unfulfilled, or wanting to be happy are some of the issues that one might want explore in therapy.
Therapy allows patients a unique space in which to discuss their feelings, doubts and concerns in a confidential environment. When feeling safe, we are more likely to further develop as individuals while getting closer to our true selves. The inquiry into the unconscious mind, facilitated by the therapeutic relationship, often gives insight into issues previously unknown as well as opening up new possibilities. I have always been interested in the emotional life of individuals and how that has come to develop. I believe the way we are cared for as children has a great impact on the way we build our lives as adults.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is typically long term work and it is offered open ended, once weekly. It is also possible to meet for a fixed period of time if you prefer (6 or 12 sessions). Starting therapy is a big decision for most people, and therefore one that is not taken lightly. It is often a difficult first step. An initial consultation, however, would give you a fairly good idea as to what the experience of therapy is like, and whether you would like us to work together. To make an appointment, please call: 07828 623038 or email: email@example.com.
Please note, I currently have no availability in the Waterloo location.
UKCP Reg: 2011166433
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with years of experience working in private practice, the NHS IAPT services and King's college university counselling services. I have a certificate in Psychoanalytical Psychology from Birkbeck College, trained at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy) and graduated from Roehampton University. I am member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
How much does it cost?
My fee is £55 per session. If you were currently receiving low or no income, the fee can be discussed.
How long does the treatment last?
Psychodynamic psychotherapy it's typically open ended, which means the finishing date is not agreed at the start. Instead of being a prescriptive type of therapy, it is one in which your narrative will unfold at its own pace.
Nonetheless, it is possible to meet for a fixed period of 6 or 12 weeks if you would like to work with a more focused approach.
How long are the sessions?
Each weekly session lasts 50 minutes.
About counselling and psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy are terms also referred to as 'talking therapies.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy means that my way of working is informed by psychoanalytical theory and practice.
What benefits can be expected?
The exploration of the inner life of the individual, which takes place in therapy, can help to understand ourselves better and the way in which we relate to others. Over a period of time, in therapy you can expect to gain a deeper connection to your feelings and, as result, a shift in the way you relate both to others and to yourself.