Group Analyst and individual psychotherapist
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I am a Group Analyst; I offer psychodynamic psychotherapy to individuals and conduct psychotherapy groups. I have full clinical membership of UKCP. I qualified at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. I maintain membership of the IGA and of the Group Analytic Society International (GASi). I work in the NHS and in private practice in the Brighton area. I have a number of years' experience in working as a psychotherapist in the NHS, working with groups and individuals. I offer a confidential space where you can come and we can think together about your, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself and allow you to make beneficial changes to your life. I have worked effectively with patients struggling with issues related to; anxiety, depression, addiction, difficult thoughts, identity issues, issues with relationships and managing emotions. The struggles that people come with are often been ones that they have been struggling with for some time and the treatment I offer can take time to see results.
Individual Psychotherapy: Through our early experiences, in our families and the societies in which we are raised, we develop conscious and unconscious relational patterns. These patterns of relationship that we experience influence how we see the world and interact with it; at times these pattens prevent us from thriving and living life in the way we may wish. I offer once weekly 50 minute sessions for us to meet and confidentially discuss the things that are on your mind. The sessions have no set agenda and we can think together about the, experiences, thoughts, and feelings that you bring; and the experience of the therapy and of me. This can lead to a deeper understanding of the challenges that affect you and offer different ways of being. I offer a free initial 30 minute session so we can think about what you may need and whether I am best suited to help you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Group Psychotherapy: I conduct groups that run once or twice weekly for 90 minutes, with up to eight people. Group members often come with a range of experiences and difficulties, finding a sense of community and understanding between one another. Members often find deep connections with one another, despite potential misgivings about opening up in front of others. Members report finding mutual support and relief in others understanding their experiences, with the benefit of a variety of viewpoints. They can gain from being able to help others and offer their thoughts. I am there to help the group to think about what may be going on for the members and the group in the moment.
Prior to training as a therapist, I spent almost 20 years' working therapeutically with adolescents, both in care and education settings; most of this within Therapeutic Community settings. My interest in how people developed and how they could work together to bring about positive changes in their lives, lead me to train in a form of psychotherapy that recognised this potential within all of us to heal and support one another.
- Psychodynamic Therapy