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About me and my therapy practice
I work with people who are experiencing problems in their lives that interfere with their every day to day functioning, self esteem and happiness. These issues might be to do with relationships, particularly when the same problems seem to be repeated. I see people who are suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, loss, bereavement, work related problems, low self confidence and low self esteem, or simply struggling when life feels empty or meaningless.
Due to the coronavirus I am working remotely for the foreseeable future on mobile or audio skype.
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Areas of therapy I have an interest in working with:- Abuse Anxiety Bereavement Bullying Depression Low Self-Confidence Low Self-Esteem Personality Disorders Phobias Relationship Issues Sexuality Stress Termination/Abortion Trauma Work Related Issues
What is Psychotherapy?
Many people seek help through psychoanalytic psychotherapy because they feel distressed and burdened by life's events. In today's busy world, it is a relief to share that distress with a person outside the situation, who is able to hear and reflect upon what is being said.
Psychotherapy is about enabling a person to make changes in his/her life, which would be of benefit. This often involves a clearer understanding of what to having a particular problem in the first place. A painful situation in the present may have its roots in the past, but the individual may not be aware of the connection. Psychotherapy assists a person to uncover these hidden links, which in turn allows the individual greater freedom of thought and action.
Human beings have a tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour, and even when they would like to change, they find themselves unable to do so. These patterns may repeat themselves in the consulting room, and this enables the patient to look at his/her behaviour without fear of rejection or retaliation.
The relationship between the psychotherapist and the patient is central to the work being done. As part of their training, all psychotherapists have had their own personal therapy. This is an essential experience for psychotherapists in their work with patients. This is because it allows the therapist a greater inner freedom and enables him/her to have a clearer understanding of the patient’s experience both in and out of the therapeutic relationship.
My first session
What is Psychotherapy continued...
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is based, among other things, on the understanding of the unfolding of a person’s life from birth onwards. It also includes an understanding of the network of relationships that develop during growth into adulthood and draws on the insights of psychoanalysis as a way of understanding the human personality, including the way individuals interact with each other. It takes note of the unconscious mind as well as conscious attitudes, and aids the resolution of unconscious conflicts which allows for the development of a person’s full potential.
Sessions are at a regular time every week and the treatment may last several months or years, depending on the scope and depth of the treatment. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is conducted from one to three times per week, and four to five times per week for psychoanalysis. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
It would be simplistic to say that the difference between psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy is based on frequency of sessions, but frequency is a way of indicating the depth of work in relation to unconscious dynamics, transference and countertransference. Whether psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for you depends on a variety of factors. It is often helpful to have one or more preliminary consultations before deciding how best to proceed.
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling