Psychodynamic Counselling in the North Cotswolds
Providing a safe and confidential space in which to explore your issues. Developing insight and understanding, helping to change lives. Supporting, empowering, transforming.
What is Counselling?
Counselling offers an opportunity to talk about the issues you are struggling with in a safe and confidential space with someone who is experienced and trained to listen to you.
I mainly use a psychodynamic approach to counselling. Psychodynamic counselling looks at unconscious processes, the beliefs we hold about ourselves, our defences and the motivations that drive us that we may not be aware of, which sometimes emerge in dreams. I believe that past experiences, particularly those of childhood, influence how we feel about ourselves and the patterns that we repeat in our relationships with other people. Looking at experiences from the past can help us to understand our present difficulties and explain why we behave and feel the way that we do.
Some of the reasons for seeking counselling and issues that I can work with include:
- Low self esteem and self confidence
- Anxiety and depression
- Bereavement and loss
- Suicidal feelings and self harm
- Trauma and sexual abuse
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress at work
- Loneliness and emptiness
- Eating disorders
- Domestic abuse and coercive control
What I Offer
I offer one to one counselling on a once or twice weekly basis. Regular sessions last 50 minutes and are usually on the same day and at the same time each week. Counselling can be open-ended or time-limited.
Counselling sessions are completely confidential and it is important that you feel able to speak freely about your issues.