What is psychotherapy?

I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This is a chance to talk through anything that is troubling you in a safe place. Everything is confidential. We usually meet once a week, over a short or longer timescale – whatever you need.

If you haven’t come across the term ‘psychotherapy’ before, it is a bit like counselling. I’m trained and qualified to work with unconscious patterns and processes. These can often influence our lives in quite major ways – even though we may not be fully aware of what is driving us. Sometimes, they can drive us in directions we aren’t happy with.

Some people ask how psychotherapy links up with Mindfulness. Mindfulness can work really well for many people. For others, Mindfulness exercises can feel difficult, awkward or even overwhelming. If this sounds familiar, then psychotherapy might be able to help you feel more comfortable being in the present moment.

While our sessions will focus on what may be bothering you in your life right now, my approach is to work with you to see if we can discover your own solutions. We will think together about what you want – instead of me telling you what you want.

Find out more about how sessions work.

Could psychotherapy help you?

Psychotherapy can benefit everyone. There is lots of evidence that psychotherapy works.

I work with men and women of all ages, cultures and genders.

For example, it can help you if you’re experiencing:

  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship troubles
  • Family problems
  • Eating problems
  • Bereavement
  • Illness
  • Issues around infertility, conception, pregnancy, childbirth and post-natally
  • Sexual and gender identity
  • Sexual concerns – men and women
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness
  • Drug and alcohol concerns
  • Uncertainty about direction
  • Work and employment issues
  • Worries about creativity, spiritual or religious concerns

If you think I may be able to help you – or someone you want to recommend – please contact me.