"inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them..." daniel j siegel
How does therapy work?
Sigmund Freud believed that therapy was about 'making the unconscious conscious' and in doing so, his patients would experience relief from their symptoms. Modern therapists believe that 'knowing' or 'understanding' your issues is not enough to create change. Long-term change and the relief of symptoms is a direct result of the relationship between client and the therapist. Without a strong relationship, there is no therapy.
What is Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy?
It is a structured and time limited therapy delivered over 16 weekly sessions. The therapy aims to help you understand the connection between the symptoms that you experience and what is happening in your relationships.
During the first four weeks we talk about the day to day issues in your life and set some goals around unhelpful repeating patterns in your life. These patterns and how they affect the important relationships in your life will form the focus of our work from week five to week twelve. During this period we will look for more appropriate ways of coping and being in your life. The final four weeks will see us work towards the ending and strengthening the changes in feeling and thinking that have taken place.
Do you prescribe medication?
No, I do not prescribe medication but your GP may do. It is common to have psychotherapy alongside medications such as anti-depressants. For some people this may have advantages over having therapy on its own. If you are taking medication then please let me know about it and if there are any changed to the prescription during the therapy.
How can I arrange a consultation?
Please call or text me on my mobile, 07776235398
or email me at email@example.com
"there is no good reason why we should not develop and change until the last day we live" Karen Horney