Tristan LeMasson Bangard
See: tristarpsychotherapy.com for full details of the services and treatments that I offer.
Specialising in the LGBTQ community & beyond.
CBT, Psychodynamic and Integrative therapies.
My clinical approach to psychodynamic work is concerned with how we can get, through no fault of our own, stuck in certain ways of relating to others, which may cause us anxiety or distress. As a result of our personal histories we can learn to expect how other people may relate to us, and how we can sometimes play unwitting roles in maintaining the behaviours that keep us from leading more fulfilling lives. We may also unconsciously play out defences against repressed fears and anxieties, which may hold us back from living the lives we wish to attain. Many of these issues may have their origins in our developmental stages, and continue to manifest in maladaptive, cyclical patterns of behaviour. Through the material that my clients bring into the consulting room, we work together to try to unravel and make sense of these frustrating elements in life, and bring light to any issues that may be difficult to tackle outside of the therapy sessions. Psychodynamic therapy is very effective for people wishing to learn more about how their personal histories and development has an impact on their current circumstances.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses at how our thoughts (cognitions) and behaviours which are learnt or conditioned, have an impact on our emotions and physical sensations. Sometimes we can engage in behaviours that can help to maintain a problem; that is, keep it going. Through CBT we look at the relationship between the factors of our thoughts and behaviours that can have an unhelpful impact on our well-being, and how our perceptions of events and the world around us can become distorted. The approach is a highly collaborative one, where the client is very active in their role in the therapy, which drives the treatment forward. CBT is as much a ‘doing therapy’ as it is a ‘talking therapy’. CBT works in the ‘here & now’, and is a highly empirically validated treatment, which is very effective for dealing with issues such as depression, addiction, phobias and a broad range of anxieties.
This is where we can bring both Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy together. By looking at past experience, we can begin to unravel and understand why clients think or behave in a certain way, before looking at new ways of coping. Some clients wish to look at coping mechanisms in a CBT focussed way, before looking at personal histories and developmental stumbling blocks in greater depth. Some may wish to explore their personal histories first, and then look specifically at better ways of managing their emotions and behaviour, and move to more goal-orientated treatment objectives.
With all models, an initial number of sessions is agreed upon at the outset of treatment, but is reviewed periodically and can be increased to involve further treatment.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London.
Diploma in Psychology.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialising in the LGBT population, but also 15 years of experience in a nursing capacity in a broad range of Brain Injury and Neuropsychiatric conditions, including somatoform, conversion and dissociative disorders, (Functional Neurological Disorder).
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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£35 per 50 min session, short and longer term treatments available.
Sliding scale for those on low income, students the unemployed etc.
Additionally, 15 years of experience in a nursing capacity, working in a Brain Injury and Neuropsychiatric hospital service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client