Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Group Therapy Groupwork Central London WC1 North London  NW3 Hampstead Analytical and integrative Therapy


My approach

I draw on extensive experience, based on my work in many different settings and with people from a variety of backgrounds. Over the years I have undertaken several therapy trainings.

Unresolved childhood patterns often continue well into adulthood, affecting our dealings with others. Together we explore both childhood and present relationships and reflect on our responses to them. Particular attention is paid to various ways in which the unconscious expresses itself. The underlying issues of conflicts are considered in their social context. Problematic behaviours, or memories and dreams may be reflected upon. 

We might also take a look at a particular physical symptom because internal conflicts of which we may not be fully aware may be expressed through the body. Personal beliefs, values and attitudes are explored. New ways of thinking or alternative strategies when problems arise are considered. For some people, creative activities, such as painting or writing, can become a part of the therapy. 

Each person’s needs are considered individually. The overall approach is relational and psychoanalytic, based on the belief that an understanding about our inner self and mutually satisfying relationships with others are the basis for one’s emotional well being. Other theoretical reference points are based on attachment theory, and on integrative, Jungian or group analytic principles, since many problems arise in social environments. Group analysis considers the social nature of people and draws upon developmental psychology, social science and systems theory.

One of my aims is to help people towards a deeper understanding of themselves and others.

Words mean more than is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Maya Angelou

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