Over a lifetime, difficulties may arise at some time or another, often generated by life events. for example, through job loss, loss of home, death of a loved one, sudden or otherwise. It may also be that you have recurring feelings and repeating problems which are ongoing in your life and are experienced as anxiety, bouts of depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, problems arising in relationships at home or in the workplace. It is usually helpful to be able to think about any of the above and any other issues that are troubling in order to shed light on what is keeping you from experiencing life in a more positive and productive manner.
Most problems brought to therapy, whether conscious or unconscious can be thought about and worked with in a safe, respectful, containing therapeutic environment, within the context of the working relationship between the therapist and client.
About the Therapy
The long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy approach recognises that many problems, consciously or unconsciously, have their origins in our past early life experiences. These problems can present in our lives as long standing and recurring, where difficulty in dealing with loss and or bereavement, stress and anxiety impacting negatively in our lives, ongoing relationship difficulties, lack of confidence and low self esteem, trauma, to name but a few, continue to be experienced by the client. Some clients may also seek out psychotherapy in order to gain an increased understanding of themselves, increasing their self-awareness, confidence and improved relationships.
Short term psychodynamic psychotherapy takes place over an agreed time period, while the problems may be similar to above, short term therapy focuses more on the ‘here and now’ issues facing the client, when it may be in the interest of the client to achieve more solution focused outcomes in the shorter term. These issues may, but not exclusively, include dealing with pressure at work, inability to perform effectively at work, recent traumatic occurrences, stress, bullying and harassment, bereavement, loss of job through redundancy.
Duration of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Sessions
All agreed Psychodynamic Psychotherapy sessions take place one to one weekly on an agreed day and time each week. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
An Initial in-depth consultation takes place with prospective clients and lasts up to 90 minutes.
The Psychotherapist's Summer, Spring and Winter breaks are planned in advance and discussed with the client. These breaks are non-payable by the client.
An Initial Fee consultation, lasting up to 90 minutes is charged at £75.00
Weekly therapy sessions, lasting 50 minutes, are charged at £50.00 per session
Missed or cancelled sessions are payable by the client as usual, except for those cancelled by the therapist.
Currently, due to Covid 19 and as part of safe practice, therapy sessions are held remotely over Zoom. Face to face therapy sessions will resume when Government advice allows.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist licenced to work both with long-term therapy, (in agreed once or twice weekly therapy sessions) and short-term therapy, both with adult clients over the age of 18, coming from a variety of backgrounds.
I am a registered member of the of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJA)
I adhere to the Code of Ethics of the UKPC and my practice is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. In addition, I am an alumni registered member of Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (fPc), a member organisation of UKCP.
I am experienced in working with undergraduate Psychodynamic Psychotherapy trainees, throughout the period of their training, and beyond.
My practice is located within easy reach of the sea and the beautiful Ramsgate Royal Harbour, whilst Ramsgate Station is a just short walk/bus ride away.
I have an extensive and varied clinical background working within London based NHS Trusts, in addition to Leadership/Management in Public Health NHS, including working at post graduate level with Universities and teaching/training NHS specialist public health clinicians. I have a specialist Tavistock/iHV training, interest and experience working with perinatal mental health patients, antenatally and postnatally,