When we rework old issues and make new sense of our past, we achieve a higher level of emotional clarity, which enables us to engage in more meaningful relationships.
ABOUT ME AND HOW I WORK
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, having studied, trained and graduated with a master’s degree from Birkbeck, University of London.
I work with adult individuals of all ages and offer short-term therapy (specific, issue based) or longer, in-depth therapy.
The psychodynamic framework to our work together is based upon classical and contemporary psychoanalytic theory, practice and research. In short, this means it is generally orientated towards the exploration of unconscious thinking, internal conflicts and unrecognised motivations and fears – any or all of which might be of significance. My work is influenced by, and draws upon, Jungian psychology and mindfulness-based approaches to therapy.
Some of the areas I regularly work with include:
- General anxiety and panic attacks
- Work and study challenges
- Family issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Social and health anxiety
- Abuse: physical, emotional and mental
- Obsessive thoughts and behaviour
- Sexual identity and sexual issues
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy), I am bound by their ethical code of professional practice. This covers privacy & confidentiality, both of which are taken very seriously. Please see more about this in the ‘Privacy’ section below.
What you can expect:
To begin with, I offer a free 15-minute consultation over Zoom, where we can meet and have a brief conversation about why you are seeking therapy. The next step would be a full session where we discuss your challenges and needs in more detail, and, most importantly, see if I am the right person that can best help you. If we decide to proceed, we would agree on a day and time for our regular, weekly, 50-minute sessions.
Normally, it takes a few sessions to get a fuller picture of what you are struggling with, at which point we can discuss the areas we want to focus on, how best to structure our work together, and the likely duration of therapy.
When we meet you will have a chance to voice any concerns you might have or ask me any questions you have in regards to how I work, and the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship.