“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate”
– Carl Jung
What is Psychodynamic Counselling?
Psychodynamic counselling makes you more aware of the unconscious reasons for the way you think, feel and behave and looks at early childhood experiences. The idea is that our early relationships and experiences shape our personality and behaviour in adulthood. By developing self-awareness, you gain insight into your current struggles and will feel more in control and empowered to create a better life for yourself. Psychodynamic counselling also looks at defence mechanisms created in childhood, such as, denial, rationalisation, projection and repression which were necessary forms of protection from extreme discomfort, tension or pain. Raising awareness of unhealthy defences can allow the client to respond differently and in a healthier way.
What does our work involve?
Our work together involves looking at how your life is now and helping you make sense of it by recognising the patterns from your past. It is literally like putting the pieces of the puzzle together so you can see the bigger picture of why you are the way you are. This work therefore involves exploring deeper memories from your childhood, uncovering wounded parts, often bringing painful or uncomfortable emotions to the surface. Releasing these emotions, at a pace that is comfortable for you, will help heal these deeper issues which have been unconsciously running your life.
My empathetic and intuitive skills help me create the the right safe, comfortable and supportive space within the therapeutic relationship to help you explore your thoughts and feelings openly and freely at your own pace. If you are willing, I work with dreams, imagery and symbols as it is an opening which allows expression for the unconscious parts of ourselves to communicate with us.
If you feel drawn to me let’s have a chat to see if we could work together - Free
**This is a very private service and it's important you find the right therapist for you**
Telephone or video call
1 hour session - £45