UKCP Registered Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based in Forest Green nr. Dorking, with over 15 years’ experience in private practice, NHS Adult Mental Health services, student counselling, employee assistance and staff counselling. My experience also includes teaching counselling students, supervising therapists and working with groups.
"Psychodynamic" psychotherapy is an exploratory therapy. This means taking time in therapy to explore and reflect on your feelings and past experiences, (rather than rushing to find solutions or trying to "fix" behaviour), to help make sense of the present.
We all carry within ourselves a rich internal landscape of people, places and experiences, which shape how we feel about ourselves and others. Sometimes, what we learn from the past can free us from feelings and expectations in the present which are no longer true for us and which we no longer need.
Psychodynamic therapy is concerned with;
• the influence of past experiences on our present lives
• the power of unconscious processes
• the recurrence or repetition of patterns in relationships
• defences or the strategies we use to survive
• the connection between mind and body
I am based in a peaceful, rural location with ample car parking, between Dorking and Cranleigh in Surrey. My practice is also accessible to those from further afield in Guildford, Leatherhead, Reigate, Horsham and Crawley, via the A25, A29 and A24 road network.