L.LB (Hons) Dip Psych (Oxon) MBACP.
Psychodynamic therapy is an exploration of your thoughts, feelings and emotions (mind, body and soul) and how you relate to yourself and others. How you see the world in this way is often rooted in how you experienced it as a child. Some feelings are unconscious and you may be completely unaware of them. As your therapist, I am mindful of your psychodynamic activity in the way you talk about situations and how you are with me in the therapy room.
One of the aims of psychodynamic therapy is to enable you to get more in touch with your unconscious so you can begin to act with more awareness rather than rely on unhelpful ways of coping such as anxiety, depression or substance use. By exploring the different aspects of your personality, you can begin to make better sense of your feelings and responses to certain situations, and most importantly, how you feel about yourself.
Psychodynamic therapy differs from many other forms of therapy and counselling in that we look at the impact your childhood might have had on the development of your personality and we can often make links between the present and the past which can be a very helpful way of making sense of things.
Before joining the masters’ programme in Psychodynamic Studies at Oxford University I was a practising lawyer for 20 years. I have a thorough grounding in psychoanalytic theory within the practice of weekly therapy sessions.
I am a registered member of BACP, and member of Universities and Colleges Psychotherapy Association (a branch of UKCP)
I believe finding the right person in the therapist is just as important as qualifications, experience, or the type of therapy being practised. For this reason, I would encourage you to have a free initial consultation with me before you commit to working with me.
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