Psychotherapy

PSYCHOTHERAPY - GOING DEEPER

Sometimes the roots of problems go much further back to when we were younger. A clue to this may be that we experience the same feelings, do the same things or think the same negative way over and over again and that no matter how hard we try we can't seem to shift these patterns.

This could mean that we keep choosing unsuitable partners, or get ill with depression or get angry when we feel out of control, or believe that we can't 'do' things and take a passive approach to life.

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist which means that I consider and work with the impact of your earlier experiences and childhood issues on who you have become today with a view to you making healthy changes for the future.

So I am interested in child development and how as adults we may still be influenced today by old decisions about ourselves that we made when we were very young which are now standing in the way of leading a fulfilled life today.

This does not mean that therapy is spent talking about the past and not the present; however I believe that you need to understand and integrate the past in order to make permanent and genuine changes in how you think, feel or behave for the future.

Psychotherapy is usually a longer process than counselling and may last for at least 6 months to a year and sometimes for many years.

During that time you will have a safe space to explore who you really are, freeing up a lot of energy to make new decisions about how you want to live your life NOW. And psychotherapy isn't all heavy exploration and difficult feelings - it can be fun too! It can be seen as an exciting journey where I take the role as your experienced, supportive and empathic navigator.