Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
Issues worked with
Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Drugs, Personal growth/wellbeing, Social anxiety, Physical health, Stress, Alcohol, Cancer, Emotional abuse, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Parenting, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Phobias, Self-harm, OCD, ADHD/ADD, Anxiety (Worries, Fears, Panic), Grief/Loss, Romantic Relationships, Bipolar Disorder, Confidence/Self-esteem, Family issues/relationships, Gender identity (incl. dysphoria).
Special interest areas
I have extensive experience with people suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, a loss or bereavement, issues with relationship, issues with sexuality or problem at work. I also have considerable experience working with people who have issues with alcohol and drugs.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist. This is a form of therapy that enables a client to make changes to their present experience or problem, by increasing their awareness of unconscious beliefs about themselves and others. The client's narrative of past experiences is often helpful in increasing a client's understanding of their current experience.
A basic part of my work with clients is ensuring that they feel as safe as possible and we start a good therapeutic relationship from the start. Clients can expect to have the therapeutic contract clearly explained, are encouraged to ask they might have about therapy and are invited to voice their expectations.