At home, with friends, or at work we live our life in relationships. The way we engage in relationships is influenced by our experiences throughout life. At times these experiences may cause us to develop distorted beliefs about ourselves and about other people, and this perpetuates suffering.
Psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential space where our feelings and beliefs can be thought about in the context of a therapeutic relationship. Thinking about oneself in detail can be emotionally painful but ultimately may lead to the development of self-awareness and improved relationships with others, reduce suffering and free us to explore life.
Psychotherapy sessions take place once weekly or, for more intensive work, several times per week. The sessions start and finish at the same time, on the same day of the week and last 50 minutes. These sessions do not involve any fixed agenda, advice-giving or homework, though you may find that you recollect the past and think a lot between the sessions.
If you notice recurring difficulties in relationships, problems with self-image and self-esteem, and have curiosity about your inner world and a determination to make changes it may be time to consider psychotherapy. Please message me via the Contact form on this site to arrange an initial discussion.
I work via video with adults (anybody over 18) in a model of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. When necessary I may also use Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) techniques. In line with the most recent findings from Neuropsychoanalysis, I work with a particular emphasis on emotions, how these may be connected to past experiences and how these manifest in one’s present life. In my private work I only provide psychotherapy and do not diagnose mental health conditions or prescribe medication.