I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a form of psychology… a view of the mind in terms of different psychic systems. A Chinese proverb says ‘three-year-olds fixed to eighty’… this means how you are at the age of three is how you are till you’re eighty. And this is part of the psychodynamic theory… a past being in the present. Although along the way, one would pick up other attachments and suggestions, stored in another system, so there will be other knowledge set in the ego. But fundamentally what we have learnt and felt as a child, is stored deep wired into the unconscious so its unavailable to the conscious mind… an imprint on our hard drive. Therefore, at times, we don’t know why we feel the way we feel, but we can feel it because what is wired together, fires together.
Entering counselling can be daunting for one person but exciting to another. It’s a personal perspective and response. Each client will bring their own experience and every experience is unique to the individual. The counselling space is non-judgemental and provides a safe haven to explore all your thoughts and feelings. It is profoundly true that when a person, is able to grow as a result of learning from the inner capacities of another, that other is also deeply affected. I have seen many ‘lightbulb’ moments in the room and its these insights that develop and prepare us for change. Psychoanalysis Margot Waddell said, ‘those who can trust us, educate us.’ The counselling space is trusted and confidential.
Sessions are 50 minutes and are £50.
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