Often, difficulties we are experiencing in the present, have their origins in our past. We can find ourselves repeating patterns in our relationships and/or work life that are not helping us, or may be keeping us stuck. In my clinical work I utilise psychoanalytic theory to understand how early experiences are affecting you in the here and now. I am particularly interested in modern psychoanalytic ways of thinking about our relationships that includes attachment theory.
Engaging in psychotherapy can enable a greater understanding of yourself and others, as well as helping you become more aware of other choices open to you.
By bringing into awareness patterns of relating you acquired through early experiences, psychotherapy can have a positive affect on your relationship with others, to your work and to yourself. Long-term psychotherapy can have a profound affect.
Psychotherapy can be helpful for the following difficulties:
Some people enter psychotherapy simply to learn more about themselves. Psychotherapy increases self-awareness and many people find therapy gives them increased confidence, improves their personal and professional relationships, increases their ability to manage stress and enables them to have a fuller and more satisfying emotional life.
Psychotherapy, through gaining a deeper self-awareness can:
Explore all aspects of your life; past and current relationships, early experiences, thoughts, feelings, anxieties, memories, dreams and fantasies.
During psychotherapy you and I will explore all aspects of your life; past and current relationships, early experiences, thoughts, feelings, anxieties, memories, dreams and fantasies.
Sessions take place once a week and last 50 minutes. I also work with some people twice weekly.
The therapy takes place in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. I offer skilled understanding and support throughout the process.
You can engage in psychotherapy for as long as may be useful; this can be months or several years, depending on your individual needs.