Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. North London Psychotherapy, Adult Individual Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision Service in Crouch End. Easily accessible from: Islington, Muswell Hill, Highgate, Hampstead, Upper Holloway, Holloway, Kentish Town, Camden and Euston. North London Psychotherapy
Adult Individual North London Psychotherapy. Crouch End. Mobile no. 07855957111. Online therapeutic assessments and sessions offered during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Registrant: British Psychoanalytic Council
Member: British Psychotherapy Foundation
Diagnostic and Assessment Experience: NHS (Senior Psychotherapist in charge of Psychotherapy Assessments. The Mental Health Unit, South Essex Partnership University Trust); British Performing Arts Medicine Trust. (Assessment therapist)
Psychoanalytic treatment was described by its founder, Sigmund Freud, as 'the talking cure'. This treatment recognises the manner in which the mind conceals and retains feelings, thoughts, beliefs and expectations that are too troubling to be known by the conscious mind. Today, this form of treatment is NOT based solely on an exploration of the past. The nature and content of relationships in infancy and childhood, and the template those relationships created in the developing mind, unconsciously structure the perception of experiences in adult life. In the careful analysis of the preoccupations the patient brings to each session - the things a person feels compelled to talk about - the underlying template is slowly revealed. In the analytic setting, over time, and with the security of confidentiality within the analytic relationship, the mind is able to reveal its template.
Relationship Difficulties. Maintaining a thoughtful, satisfying relationship with a partner involves hard work, especially when there are children who need love and care. The need to be a person in your own right and the need to be a thoughtful loving parent can feel overwhelming.
Mother-Infant relationships. In recent years I have worked with a number of new mothers. Often beginning work before the baby is born and continuing work after the birth and through the first year of life.
Father-Infant relationships It is also the case that I have worked with men who have become fathers while in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and I have gained experience in the specific issues that are raised for men during this important time.
Creativity. Are you a writer, musician or actor who gets stuck and feels unable to develop a character or a composition? What enables the creative process, and what inhibits this process? I believe a greater knowledge of oneself liberates creativity. I work with writers who have experienced writers’ block and actors and musicians who experience performance anxiety.
Sexual Difficulties. Do you have concerns about this area of your life? Are you anxious about a lack of sexual desire or feeling depressed because of your sexual performance; maybe you are using internet pornography and becoming anxious because of this activity?
Choice of Partner: Do you feel unsure of who you are attracted to - someone of the same or opposite sex?
Traumatic Experiences. Were there experiences in your childhood, or earlier adult life, that were very hard to deal with e.g. sexual, physical, or emotional abuse?
The conversation offered in psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help with all of these issues by making a person aware of the internal beliefs and assumptions they hold. We are often unaware (unconscious) of why we act in repetitive ways (unhealthy or unhelpful ways). By revealing the internal beliefs it is possible to gain insight into our need to repeat unhealthy or restrictive patterns of behaviour.
Examples of other concerns that have influenced people to come to see me.
Feelings that life is not worth living, loneliness, self-harm, eating disorders, feelings of fear for no obvious reason, lack of confidence, problems at work and panic attacks.
I am a clinical supervisor offering supervision to organisations, individual psychoanalytic psychotherapists, psychiatrists in training, therapists and counsellors. I have extensive supervision experience with each of the above-mentioned groups. (Within the NHS and other organisations)
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Crouch End, North London
I am very experienced. I qualified 25 years ago. I offer long-term, in-depth, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, at a frequency of three or four times a week, to those patients who are able to use and benefit from this treatment. I also offer long-term, in-depth psychoanalytic psychotherapy at a frequency of once or twice a week. I accept that financial considerations mean that sometimes it is not possible to attend more frequently than once or twice a week. My experience is that it is still possible to do very valuable and productive work when it is not possible to attend three or four times a week. I can also offer supportive psychotherapy, or counselling, to individuals who are taking their first steps in exploring their inner life.
If you are struggling and feeling alone and wish to gain a greater understanding of who you are, please consider a psychotherapy consultation as a first step to entering psychoanalytic psychotherapy, or focused counselling, in CROUCH END, NORTH LONDON
Is this you? Are you looking to talk to a psychoanalytic psychotherapist?
Are you feeling overly anxious or depressed?
Or, struggling with unwelcome thoughts, for e.g., feeling that you have done something that is wrong, so you are highly critical of your own thoughts, desires or actions.
Or, are you behaving in ways you find hard to control, e.g binge eating or restricting your eating (do you have a medical diagnosis as bulimic or anorexic?).
Or, are you having emotional outbursts, ending relationships suddenly, and feeling that you do not understand yourself or your actions?
Or, do you have negative thoughts about your own body and find that these thoughts preoccupy you?
Or, are you dealing with a bereavement and struggling with the reality of loss.
Or, dealing with the loss of a significant relationship, possibly an unexpected ending to a long-term relationship. Maybe one that has left you feeling betrayed or undervalued.
Or, you may be in the midst of a crisis in your professional working life and you are feeling desperate, and seeking resolution.
Or, are you trying to understand your sexuality, uncertain of whether you are interested in finding a partner of the same or opposite sex?
Or, do you feel unable to establish an enjoyable sexual life?
Or, do you have the concern to do with transgender identity?
Or, maybe, it is the case that none of the above applies to you but you are someone who has given a lot of thought to entering long-term psychoanalysis as you wish to gain a greater understanding of yourself and you are now ready to undertake the emotional and financial commitment?
I am in North London, based in Crouch End, very close to the Clock Tower. Within easy reach of Finsbury Park, Holloway, Archway, Highgate, Hampstead, Muswell Hill. The Victoria line makes travel to Crouch End straightforward and fast. I regularly see people from the Brixton area or from Euston.
NORTH LONDON PSYCHOTHERAPY in CROUCH END - in a safe and confidential setting - and surrounding areas in North London or Central London; near to ISLINGTON, HAMPSTEAD, CAMDEN, EUSTON, HOLLOWAY, UPPER HOLLOWAY, MUSWELL HILL, HIGHGATE and ARCHWAY. Nearest Tubes: FINSBURY PARK, ARCHWAY, HIGHGATE, TURNPIKE LANE, and Via the Victoria line, from Brixton and Euston
Please feel able to contact me for an informal discussion or to arrange an assessment. I aim to reply within 24 hours. Email link to the left of this page or telephone: 0208-374-7045 or Mobile No. 07855957111