Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help you to make lasting changes to your relationships and emotional well-being. It addresses the roots of your difficulties, not just the symptoms. It can help with sudden challenges in life such as loss, bereavement and stress, as well as chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship problems.
Some aspects of the mind are unconscious and come from patterns established in our early life of which we are unaware. They nevertheless exert a powerful influence on what we think, feel and do, even if it is against our best interests.
I have undertaken several years of high level professional training and this enables me to listen carefully to what you say about your experiences, hopes, thoughts, feelings and dreams in order to help you know and understand yourself better.
Gaining this insight will enable you to think and behave in new ways and make better decisions. You are likely to feel stronger and less susceptible to relationship problems and the difficulties which life brings, as well as long-standing conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and unhelpful ways of thinking.
Therapy begins with an initial consultation to enable us to decide whether psychoanalytic psychotherapy is appropriate for you. If we decide that it can help you, sessions are arranged at the same time each week to fit in with your other commitments.
Being in a couple can be fulfilling and rewarding, but also challenging at times. The couple relationship is affected by changes in each partner as well as external events such as the birth of a baby, a bereavement, a job redundancy or an affair. Sometimes couples can manage such changes on their own, but sometimes they need help from an experienced therapist because they can’t move forward without arguing or withdrawing from each other.
As a trained couples therapist, I provide a safe setting where difficult aspects of your relationship can be discussed more openly and thought about. When you both have a better understanding of what is going on between you, you may recognise patterns of which you were not aware and where they might arise from in your past. This will help you to consider how things could be different between you and what might be the best possible outcome for your relationship.
Therapy begins with an initial consultation to talk about your situation and assess whether this is the right step for you. If it is appropriate, we will then arrange a time when you can both attend each week. Sessions are weekly and last for sixty minutes.
I have been working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in both private practice and NHS settings for over fifteen years. My consulting room is in the centre of Cambridge where I see both individuals and couples.
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, the organisation which regulates the profession and promotes excellence in standards of psychoanalytic work. I am bound by the BPC’s Code of Ethics and its standards for Continuing Professional Development.
Prior to my training at the British Psychotherapy Foundation, I gained an MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the University of Essex. I have also trained and worked as a Relate counsellor for several years.
For over twenty years I was a director of a training company which specialised in helping the long term unemployed, lone parents, ex-offenders, ethnic minorities and people with mental and physical health problems to return to work.
I have worked with people from all walks of life and learned that we are engaged in a process of development throughout our lives.
To discuss an initial consultation, please call my practice on 01223 305704, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on the form below:
£80 for an initial consultation (up to 75 minutes)
£70 for subsequent sessions (50 minutes)
£95 for an initial consultation (up to 90 minutes)
£85 for subsequent sessions (60 minutes)
My consulting room is conveniently situated in the very centre of Cambridge, near Parker’s Piece. Grafton Centre car parking is close by and the bus station is a five minute walk away. Cambridge Central railway station is within easy walking distance.