A psychoanalytic psychotherapist, counsellor and experienced mental health professional in London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo with 8 years experience working with people suffering with a variety of problems, from a variety of backgrounds.
My London Bridge-based psychotherapy practice is in within easy reach of all of Central London, South London, and near London Bridge station, as well as Waterloo, Southwark, Lambeth North, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle stations.
What’s my approach? When working with people with anxiety, depression, phobias, and most other mental health problems, my approach is specific, not diagnosing with labels or giving general advice about mental health. This means the problems you might bring are treated in context of your own life, and as part of a very specific idea of how you think about who you are. Everyone has an idea of what is 'me', an idea of 'my future', 'my past', 'my family' etc. And so anxiety, depression, stress, abuse or even trauma are not just things that happen to people, to be experienced in the same way by everyone. They are also about specific places, specific people, specific times. What this means in practice is finding a way to get space to think, in order to ask those often difficult unasked questions (which everyone has).
Where do we start? We start by thinking in detail about the problem to find out more about it. The initial part of the work is usually speaking about the problem in as much detail as possible. From here we need to begin thinking things through and asking those unasked questions - kindly, bravely and often carefully. All this can take time and everyone needs to go at a different pace.
Psychotherapy is a space to...
explore powerful emotions and thoughts
help inspire creative work
address self-destructive cycles and repetitions
work through trauma
address relationship issues
think about questions you can’t let go of
explore physical symptoms with no medical cause
talk about difficult childhood memories
talk about big life changes you are going through or are coming up
explore why you feel low, depressed or demotivated
provide basic ongoing support for those who need it
Common reasons to visit a psychotherapist
Symptoms with no obvious medical explanations
Memories of sexual abuse
and other more specific issues