I am a psychodynamci psychotherapist. I provide both long and short term psychotherapy. I offer a minimum of once weekly sessions in a quiet and confidential space where you are free to talk safely and without fear of rejection, judgement or blame. I work psychodynamically believing that current patterns of behaviour are often affected by experiences earlier on. Our choices in the present are often dictated to us by what has happened in the past. This type of therapy is not prescriptive, I will not tell you which direction to take as it is about us finding out together what it is you want. You choose what to talk about in sessions and together we can try and understand why it is you do certain things and react in certain ways. The relationship to the therapist is a crucial element to the therapy, highlighting unconscious patterns of behaviour which can then gradually become identified and in doing so help us to develop the capacity to understand and change them. Understanding more about both past and present relationships and increasing self-awareness can help affect change.
Alongside my private practice I also work in an inpatient NHS Psychotherapy Serivce. I have extensive experience of working with adults and young people. I was for many years the Clinical Lead for an NHS Psychotherapy Service with men in a secure forensic estate who had engaged in violent, harmful and criminal behaviour. I have worked as a psychotherapist in the psychotherapy department at Charing Cross Hospital, as a counsellor in a secondary school, and as a psychotherapist at WPF. I have experience of working with a variety of issues and client groups including people with addiction issues, anger issues and personality disorders.