Psychotherapy for individuals in Dartford, Supervision & Groups
Welcome to my website, please get in touch by email or phone if you would like to meet me for a consultation or have questions about any of my specialist services. It is appropriate to seek psychoanalytic psychotherapy if you are burdened by a problematic situation from the present or past. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a talking therapy which seeks to understand and address the emotional aspects of peoples lives.
People have turned to psychoanalytic psychotherapy for help with all manner of issues. Troubled relationships at work or with family, fear, guilt, bereavement, loss, troubling issues in childhood that have not been addressed or resolved.
All the following issues I have encountered in many years of working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist:
Anxiety conditions, often arising from confusing events. Confusion, loss of confidence, anger, feelings of claustrophobia and agoraphobia.
Loneliness, poor self-image. Sexual difficulties including performance anxiety. Issues of physical abuse as well as neglect. Modern-day pressures of work. Relationships with friends, colleagues, and family. Divorce and relationship breakdown. Identity confusion, childhood or adulthood sexual abuse, child rearing/parental struggles, difficult early life experiences, struggles with life transitions, feelings of emptiness and hopelessness, suicidal feelings. Depression, often diagnosed by a GP or psychiatrist. Addictions and unwanted habits. Victims of violence, aggression or bullying. Unexplained physical symptoms. Panic and panic attacks. Simply not feeling right and not sure why you may need help?
More About Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
I have practised psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the Dartford, Bromley, Bexley and South East London areas for the past fifteen years. I am registered with The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) with a membership of The Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA). I have over thirty years experience in the health-care professions.
More About Me
My Dartford psychotherapy clinic is conveniently placed for the towns of west Kent and London and the south east such as Orpington, Sidcup, Gravesend, Greenhithe, Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham, Rainham, Abbey Wood, Bexley, Crayford, Erith, Bexleyheath, also Bromley, Chislehurst, Bickley, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, South East London and South Essex. It is a few minutes' drive from the M25 Dartford crossing, and a few minutes walk from Dartford train station.
I have experience running groups in NHS, private and charity organisations and I am a full member of The Group Analytic Society International (GASI).
I provide reflective practice and staff support groups for organisations wishing to explore team dynamics. Reflective practice groups aim to resolve conflicts, improve performance by freeing up creative involvement with organisational aims and reduce stress through improved collaboration.
For example, healthcare professionals are under increasing pressures and sometimes it can seem that budgets take precedence or even dislodge the primary goals such as, relieving suffering, rehabilitation or improving the quality of the lives of vulnerable individuals. I have found that it is not unusual to find health-care professionals feeling despondent or undervalued.
For further information on reflective practice groups click here Reflective Practice Articles
If your relationship needs attention, you may wish to book a session with your partner. If you would like couple work and your partner does not wish to participate, sometimes individual psychotherapy can also benefit your relationship. Sometimes I meet couples for a brief set number of sessions in order to help resolve particular issues. Couple work can be about improving your life together, sometimes I have also helped couples with separation.
Psychotherapist & Counsellor Supervision (BAPPS registered) CPD and Training
I provide supervision for qualified psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees interested in psychoanalytic psychotherapy or developing a psychodynamic approach to their work. I am experienced in supervising a wide range of health professionals, both individuals and teams and trained in clinical supervision at the Society of Analytical Psychology, a training Institute for Jungian analysts.
For continued professional development and training, turn to the "EPI Training" page on this website. The Experiential Psychotherapy Initiative (EPI) is an original way to make psychodynamic ideas accessible to all health professionals who work with the general public. We place an emphasis on the importance of groups and it may also interest other professions such as teachers or managers who improve their understanding of group dynamics.
If you make an enquiry about any of my services or are just wanting to find out the best route to finding help for you, I will try to respond promptly. Currently, my Dartford psychotherapy clinic runs most weekday mornings, with evening appointments sometimes available.