I work using a combination of Jungian and Psychoanalytic theories. This combination is quite common in the UK and is a method of therapy which aims to increase self understanding and emotional literacy. It therefore helps clients to become less controlled by their past and more honestly self aware. This can help people to make decisions about their lives which are more consistent with their own true needs and help people become the best and truest version of themselves.
I have been using online platforms - more recently Skype, Signal & FaceTime - to provide psychotherapy, counselling and supervision since 2005 and so I'm confident that I can provide an excellent Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Couple Counselling & Supervision service using this type of technology.
I also provide walking therapy in and around Seaton. It is well researched that contact with nature can be beneficial for emotional well-being. Having therapy in a natural environment can therefore feel nurturing and enlivening and bring a sense of holistic well-being for mind, body & spirit.
In the first session I'll ask you about your current difficulty and about your life generally - growing up, school, any losses or other significant events, any relationship difficulties, etc. At the end of this initial meeting, I'll let you know about the following terms and boundaries of the therapy process;
- Payment is by bank transfer, cheque or paypal and is £60 for individual therapy (50 minutes) and £75 for couple therapy (60 minutes) and payment can be per session or at the end of the month.
- Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will usually be charged, unless the session is re-arranged.
-Everything discussed in the session is confidential, unless you disclose something which is about you or someone else being in immediate and serious danger.
-Sessions are usually weekly at a specific time, but they could be more or less frequent, depending on what suits you.
-There is no set amount for the number of sessions and you can end whenever you want.
At the end of this initial session, you decide whether to go ahead with the therapy or you might want to think about it a bit more and let me know after a few days.
During the therapy sessions, you are encouraged to talk about whatever occurs to you, this includes things like; memories, dreams, recent events or anything else that is occurring to you in that moment.
The end result is to help you to better understand yourself so that you’ll be able to be in the driving seat of where your life is going and to enable you to be more ethical - to have more honest integrity - in your interaction with other people and with yourself.
I specialise in teaching psychological techniques which utilise altered states of consciousness such as meditation (currently rebranded as mindfulness), visualisation, yoga nidra and self hypnosis. It is up to the client whether they wish me to teach them these methods therapeutically. The main uses of these methods are;
-To help with stress management when, as part of the therapy, the client is making changes in their internal or external world, which can be very stressful and powerful stress management methods can be helpful as a resource to lend the person the strength to go through difficult processes of change.
-To provide introspective methods which can help the client to become more self aware during the process of therapy.
-To facilitate eliminating old defence strategies such as alcohol use or procrastination and building new, more robust and developmental responses to the world.
I had a successful central London practice using hypnosis between 2000 and 2006 and, although I no longer practice as a hypnotherapist, I teach self hypnosis and I am a member of The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis.
I have studied and practiced yoga and meditation since 1988 and I use this experience and expertise to teach meditation and yoga nidra.
Jungian techniques include introspective and visualisation methods such as Active Imagination and I use my knowledge and practice gathered over many years to enable me to teach these methods to clients.
As a Chartered Psychologist, I am very well versed in Stress Management techniques which I teach clients.
I teach all of these techniques only if the client wants to use them.
My webpage about this approach is here, https://www.jungianpsychoanalysis.co.uk/stress-management-meditation-visualisation
What I can help with
Abuse, Adoption issues, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural diversity issues, Depression, Disability, Dyslexia related issues, Health related issues, Highly sensitive people, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Narcissistic abuse, Neurological diversity coaching, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development coaching, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Retirement issues, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues.
I provide Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology and Couple Counselling online from my consulting room in Seaton, East Devon UK - to anywhere, worldwide. I also provide outdoor, walking Counselling & Psychotherapy locally, in and around Seaton. I trained at the Guild of Psychotherapists as a Jungian & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and at City University as a Chartered Psychologist.
I therefore provide Counselling, Psychology and Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapy Online worldwide and I with in person walking therapy for people living in and around: East Devon, West Dorset & South Somerset.
I also provide supervision.
I qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 1989, as a Chartered Psychologist in 1996, as a Jungian & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in 2000 and as a Psychoanalytic Supervisor in 2001. I used to work in the NHS for many years, where I was the Clinical Lead of an Individual and Group Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Service and was the Clinical Lead for Chartered Psychologists working in Community Mental Health Teams in Poole and Bournemouth. I have had a private counselling and psychotherapy practice since 1990 and I've been a Visiting Professor, teaching psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychopathology at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic since 2009.
NHS Certificate in Supervision – August 2006
Certificate in Supervision - British Association of Psychotherapists – July 2001
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist – Guild of Psychotherapists – February 2000
Post M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – City University - May 1996
M.Sc. in Counselling Psychology – City University - February 1994
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Lincoln Institute - June 1989
Chartered Member of the British Psychology Society
Member of the BACP
Member of the UKCP
(The Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis)
Member of the Guild of Psychotherapists
Member of The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.