Further Information on Psychotherapy:
Working Together

What is Psychotherapy?  

What kind of Psychotherapy might be best for you ?

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Psychotherapy is a collaborative process where Therapist and Patient work together on understanding the past. We build on this understanding, working towards feeling stronger and more resilient when facing life’s current and past challenges. Sometimes we use the wisdom of psychoanalysis to enhance this process, at other times we provide respectful acceptance, containment and support for the struggles that people unpredictably and inevitably experience from time to time.

My Training  

My training is Psychoanalytic’, but I integrate and draw on many theoretical and evidence based therapeutic models - from classical to Freudian to more modern Object Relations and Attachment Theory. I also draw on a detailed understanding of Medicine and Health, Neuroscience and Social and Cognitive Behavioural Psychology. This helps to provide a realistic, adaptable and flexible approach to developing a respectful working relationship and understanding of each individual person, and the numerous factors that influence our lives.

It is important to work collaboratively with people, in a supportive, non-judgemental and totally confidential space; to look for understanding and  work towards developing  ‘healthy’ and useful defences in your psychological world.

Psychotherapy often focuses on difficulties in relationships, both in the past and present. Therapeutic exploration discovers how relationships may have been shaped by our early experiences and important people in our lives. Where there may have been unhappy times and early experiences sometimes have an unwanted and negative impact on our current lives, psychotherapy can often help with this, by strengthening our inner world, and finding new ways of dealing with life’s challenges.

Fees and Working together

Assessments (50 Minutes)    Individuals: £50     Couples: £75 - £95    (1 1/2hrs)
All patients will need to have an assessment, unless assessed and referred in writing by another Psychotherapist / Psychiatrist.

Sessions (50 Minutes)    Individuals: £45 to £65    Couples: £75 - £95    (1 1/2hrs)
Fees can be discussed fully at Assessment and will be dependent on Income, Frequency and Duration of therapy. A regular time will be set aside for you each week as your personal time. Holidays and breaks can be arranged when we meet.

Once  Or Twice weekly?  In the assessment we can discuss whether you would need one session per week or would benefit from two sessions a week.  Sometimes patients at particularly difficult stages of their lives feel the need to attend more frequently than once a week.

Short Term or Long term? This is something we can talk over and plan in assessment too. It can be reviewed during the therapy - all patients are treated as individuals.

In line with UKCP, CPJA and BPS guidelines, the psychotherapy provided is totally confidential and private.

For Health Professionals
Clinical Supervision can be provided for Professionals who are working in Mental Health Care provision. It is also offered for those who work in Education and within the Public sector. For example:
Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Trainee Counsellors, Nurses, CPNs, Occupational Therapists and other Health and Education professionals.

Professional Registrations – I am a member of:

UKCP:     Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
BPS         Psychologist Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
      Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Council for Psychotherapists and Jungian Analysts
CCOPPP  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (Canterbury Consortium of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapists)
NMC:       Nursing and Midwifery Council. (I do not practice as a nurse currently – but maintain registration)                                                           

If you would like further information  on professional registrations please look at these websites:

UKCP:    http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk  
:     http://www.cpja.org.uk

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