I work with people who suffer from anxiety, depression, addictive behaviours, bereavement and loss as well as relationship difficulties. Psychotherapy can be invaluable in making sense of emotional states and can be helpful for a range of psychological distress. An analytic approach offers an opportunity to review the present in depth in the light of a person’s history. I work with people on either a long term, open ended basis or for an agreed time period, either once weekly or more intensively using more sessions per week. We look broadly into your difficulties, taking into consideration your personality as a whole as well as your upbringing and significant life events. This can enable deeper change so that you can live as freely and creatively as possible. Dreams can be very helpful in illuminating this process.
I am also an accredited practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy which is a short term structured model of working. I use 6-20 sessions with the aim of changing long standing patterns of relating that contribute to anxiety and depression in order to help relieve these states. Emotional insight into this process can lead to significant changes.
Whether you’re anxious, low in mood, overwhelmed by strong feelings, struggling with relationships or perhaps trying to cope with change and loss, talking therapies can help alleviate these and other concerns.
I am a registered provider with Cigna and Aviva insurance companies, a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling(FPC) and BACP. All these organisations have strict ethical codes, and professional standards of confidentiality and practice to which I subscribe.
This is a discursive treatment that examines how experiences from our past affect the way we think, feel and behave in the present. It may emphasise the significance of unconscious processes, and in particular, how these processes influence us, both as individuals and in our interpersonal relationships. Sometimes when working with particular difficulties, it may be helpful to meet more frequently. This can allow the security and support needed for this in depth work. Additional sessions are usually offered at a reduced rate to enable more in depth analysis in recognition of the fact that it is an increased financial and time commitment
A time limited treatment between 6 and 20 weeks (more usually 16 weeks in the NHS) that uses a structured psychodynamic approach to recognise patterns of thoughts and feelings that may be causing a change in your levels of anxiety and mood, affecting your relationships.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for depression state that brief psychodynamic therapy is one option that can be considered for depressed patients as an alternative to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Follow this link to find out more: NICE Guidelines.
If you are looking for further information about the evidence base for this treatment, please use the following link: BPC evidence base summary
I charge £55 for an initial introductory session or one off consultation. For brief Dynamic Psychotherapy (6-20 sessions focussed on current life problems) £50 to £70. Long term analytic psychotherapy is negotiated on a case by case basis.
I have some concessions available for lower cost work with students or people on low incomes during the day both in London and Brighton.
You can contact me at: email@example.com or telephone 07708236395 for a consultation. In the initial session, we can talk about what it is that you would want and how I might be able to give you the support you are looking for.
I work in central Brighton, BN2 and The Rock Clinic, Hove as well as at The Courtyard Garden in London, SW1, 2 minutes from Victoria close to Belgravia.