I view therapy as a unique form of conversation. It may begin tentatively, or it may begin with overwhelming feelings. People seek therapy for many reasons, and sometimes those reasons change during the course of therapy. You might initially need support in the midst of a crisis; sometimes a long-standing issue has reached a point where you feel you can’t carry on as things are; or you might come purely because you would like to discover more about yourself.
A psychodynamic approach draws on the understanding that our present emotional difficulties often stem from patterns established in our past. When we repeat these patterns without understanding them, we can feel stuck, out of control, empty or disconnected from our real selves.
By talking together to explore your thoughts and feelings, we can shed light on these patterns, enabling you to see present emotional difficulties in a new way. People have often described this as seeing what was already there, but through a different lens.
As this new understanding develops, you can be relieved of the uncomfortable feelings and symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Over time, this insight enables you to do things differently and to achieve real, lasting change.
I offer long-term and short-term therapy. I provide an accepting, open and supportive space for you to speak safely and in confidence. I regard therapy as a collaborative process, where together we explore what has led you to this point and enable you to discover new ways forward.
My usual fee is £55 - £70. This is per 50-minute session and includes introductory sessions.
I am able to offer some concessionary rates, depending on your circumstances.