Psychotherapy for individuals in Dartford, Supervision & Groups
I am a trained and UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist currently offering individual psychotherapy online although some people may prefer to meet up face to face. This is now available at Concord House, 41 Overy Street, Dartford, DA1 1UP. Please note that consultations are no longer available at 4 Summerhill Road.
Please contact me to ask any questions about psychotherapy, I can provide one-off consultations, brief psychotherapy, or longer-term psychotherapy. Commonly people express some relief after a period in weekly or twice-weekly psychotherapy and some have expressed regret at not connecting with Marcus earlier. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is your chance to enter a confidential space and be less alone with your struggles.
This website also provides details of professional development opportunities for health professionals, supervision, and staff support through The EPICommunity, (Experiential Psychotherapy Initiative) a psychotherapists cooperative founded by Marcus in 2015. If you scroll down this page you will find details of Marcus's recently published book, Asleep on The Volcano, The Poetic Landscape of Psychotherapy.
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. Increasingly anxiety conditions are made worse through fear of losing work in times of economic uncertainly, including global and existential issues that can affect our wellbeing.
All the following issues I have encountered in many years of working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist:
Anxiety conditions, often arise from stressful events. Confusion, loss of confidence, anger towards others, or anger turned in on oneself causing depression. Feelings of claustrophobia and agoraphobia, Loneliness, bereavement either through a relationship breakdown or death of a loved one. Poor self-image and low self-esteem with issues that can sometimes develop into worrying symptoms and attempts to help which don't seem to work.
Difficulties with intimate and sexual relations and feeling misunderstood fearing and experiencing rejection. Loss of meaning in life and feeling trapped. Issues of physical abuse as well as neglect. 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?
I am happy to offer consultations to anyone struggling with the current pandemic.
More About Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
A new epi community publication
Asleep on the Volcano The book costs £29.99 plus £2.75 postage and packing UK payment via PayPal, International orders are also available.
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I have offered Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the South East London area, including Dartford and Bexley for the past seventeen years. As an EPICommunity psychotherapist, I also offer training and supervision to counselors, psychotherapists and trainee psychotherapists the Dartford and Bexley region of Kent. 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.
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My Dartford psychotherapy clinic is conveniently placed for the towns of west Kent and London and the southeast 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 minuntes walk from Dartford train station.
For people content with online work then I can conduct psychotherapy almost anywhere in the world.
Pandemic Group Work : Professional Support for Staff Available
If your team is being overwhelmed by the current pandemic you may wish consider to booking a regular reflective practice or staff support group. I have been conducting support groups for many years. Please get in touch in you are a manager looking for assistance at this difficult time.
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.
Health professions are under unprecedented pressure. A staff support group can rally your team and provide an important thinking space where issues can be struggled with in a safer manner than in the corridors or meetings that have a different agenda. Staff support groups aim to be free thinking spaces with a flattened hierarchy encouraging the voices of each member.
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.