About Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy, which is often referred to as “counselling” or simply “therapy”, offers a safe and confidential space where you can speak about difficult personal issues with a qualified professional. The kind of therapy that I practice is called psychodynamic psychotherapy and it aims at helping people gain a greater understanding of their present challenges and overcoming them.
In the sessions we will understand in greater depth the problems you are facing today in the context of your past patterns and relationships. We will explore the reasons why you might be facing the current difficulties and we will try to identify different ways forward. We will do this at your own pace and without judgement. You will have the freedom to speak about anything that is troubling you in our sessions or anything on your mind, and with my support, we will try to understand and face the challenge
As a psychodynamic therapist I will also be tuned into any unconscious clues that help us to understand more of your inner world and your ways of relating to others. Some people bring their dreams to the sessions which can prove to be very effective for accessing unconscious thoughts.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is particularly helpful to people who wish to understand themselves and their difficulties more deeply, rather than only seeking symptom control. It is an open-ended type of therapy which means that we will not set a number of sessions at the start of the work but your therapy will be ongoing until you feel ready to end it.