I work psychodynamically, meaning we take your experiences early in life seriously and think about how they might permeate your current states of mind and relationships. But treatment isn’t about why you may be experiencing psychological pain. Childhood is a point of reference. The thing is getting hold of the complex emotions you feel – showing they can be tolerated and thought about, at first by me then increasingly by us both, and gradually brought under your control.
The regular and reliable sessions help contain situations that feel out of control quite quickly, and will rebalance you over time.
If there is one thing to take from reading this, it’s acceptance. We take feelings as they are, although they can be extremely difficult. And we take your personal history as it is, in confidence and without judgement.
My office is on a quiet lane between Midsummer Common and the Grafton Centre in Cambridge, but I also work online supported by a reliable internet connection and specialist training for Online Therapy.
I have seven years experience working with a broad caseload.
Qualifications and accreditations: MA (St Andrews), 4-year PGdip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/Roehampton), 1-year Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF), Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, and Member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Special Arrangements for Covid
Social distancing and hygiene arrangements are in place to allow for work in the room when necessary. As the spring progresses, I hope clients will see it as more normal to commit to holding sessions in the room.