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


My approach

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

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 psychoanalytic and yet includes other therapeutic modalities. Theoretical reference points may be integrative, or group analytic since many problems arise in people’s social environments. Group therapy considers the social nature of people and draws upon social science and systems theory. 

The aim 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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