Changes I have made to the way that I work since Covid-19...
Updated: Jun 15, 2020
Due to Covid-19, I have changed the way that I work until it is deemed safe to resume face to face sessions. I now offer online psychotherapy sessions, using skype or zoom and these focus on exploring your difficulties through talking rather than the additional tool of art making. These sessions are completely confidential and I am fully trained to respond to your anxieties and emotional needs as I am HCPC registered with an MA in Art Psychotherapy.
My aim is to help you to regain your self-esteem, confidence, trust and independence. I will never impose judgement and I am fully qualified to help you to use the opportunity to grow or make changes and discover and explore your own ideas and choices for a happier and healthier future.
The Psychodynamic Theories that inform my practice...
As a psychotherapist, I am psychodynamically trained and combine the theories and methods of this with mindfulness and person-centred approaches.
Using psychodynamic theories, my aim is to help you unravel, experience and understand your true feelings in order to be at peace with them. Often, our unconscious can hold onto painful experiences, causing us to develop unhealthy defences which can inhibit future relationships. For this reason, psychodynamic psychotherapy can work particularly well with people who have lost meaning to their lives, who are unsure of their identity or have difficulty forming or maintaining healthy relationships.
Being open to self-reflection, self-exploration and a natural curiosity for your internal world, can enable you to move forward in a healthier and happier direction.
Whilst we are not able to meet face to face and use art materials, I use conversation, listening techniques and sometimes mindfulness to help you to explore your unconscious and deep-rooted feelings. I listen empathically and never project judgement, enabling you to explore with me what you need from the sessions, from life and for moving forward. Using person-centred approaches, I place you the client at the core, listening to and learning from your story in order to help you regain, explore or even discover your true identity and your place in the world with greater confidence and with healthier and happier relationships.
If any of this resonates with you, please feel warmly welcome to contact me on 07840049326 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't feel you need to hide from the world with your difficulties. Reach out to someone who understands the complexities of life and who will listen sensitively to your story, offering you guidance and support.
I look forward to meeting you.