More Information that may help you to think about what therapy means: The emotions or feelings that might be involved
Therapy provides a safe and confidential setting in which to explore your thoughts, feelings, dreams, and fantasies. You might wish to explore behaviour that concerns you. For example:
Psychotherapy might help you:
This list is just to give you an idea of some concerns that have influenced people to contact me as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Crouch End, North London.
The issues people explore in therapy are very individual.
Information about psychoanalytic psychotherapy
The frequency of therapy can vary from once a week to four times a week. In–depth psychoanalytic psychotherapy is usually three or more times a week as this gives the best opportunity to make conscious the beliefs and ideas that are influencing your current life situation. In-depth therapy requires a serious commitment and it lasts for a number of years.
I aim to see people at a frequency of two, three or four times a week. If, however, you wish to take the process more slowly as you do not feel ready for in-depth analytic work, I can see you once a week, and the aim is then to evaluate the effectiveness of the therapeutic process at a lesser intensity. It may also be the case that you are financially able to afford therapy when it is once a week.
It is the case that private psychotherapy, which is long term, involves a financial commitment. It is important to think about the cost of therapy.
I am occasionally able to offer short-term focused work, for between eight and sixteen sessions, where a specific concern can be addressed e.g. parents struggling to work out access arrangements after a divorce, or a need to find a space in which to think about a medical diagnosis, or the intense feelings that can arise after redundancy or retirement, or feelings that arise after a stillbirth or the birth of a baby who has medical problems. All of these situations can lead someone to enter a long- term therapy but equally, you may feel a period of short term reflection is what you require.
It can, in some circumstances, be advisable to tell your GP when you enter therapy as there are conditions that may appear to be psychological in origin but there may be a physiological component which can be helped by medical interventions.
If you would like to discuss entering therapy, please email me by using the email link on the left of this page, or phone: 020-8374-7045
NORTH LONDON PSYCHOTHERAPY in CROUCH END - in a safe and confidential setting - and surrounding areas in North London or Central London; near to ISLINGTON, HOLLOWAY, MUSWELL HILL, HIGHGATE, and ARCHWAY. Nearest Tubes: FINSBURY PARK, ARCHWAY, HIGHGATE and TURNPIKE LANE