Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an exploratory therapy. This means taking time in therapy to explore and reflect on your feelings and past experiences, 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 a UKCP Registered Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, based in Forest Green near Dorking, with over 15 years’ experience in private practice, NHS Adult Mental Health services, sixth form and university counselling, employee assistance and staff counselling. My experience also includes teaching counselling students, supervising therapists and working with groups.
My practice is online, with in person sessions resuming in September 2021. I am based in a peaceful, rural location with ample private car parking space, set between Dorking and Cranleigh in Surrey and accessible further afield in Guildford, Leatherhead, Reigate, Horsham and Crawley, via the A25, A29 and A24 road network.