What is psychodynamic counselling?
Psychodynamic Counselling uses a particular approach to counselling with its roots devised by Sigmund Freud way back in the late 1800's! It's aim is to work with the unconscious and to bring it to consciousness, helping you to make sense of how present anxieties, difficulties, anger and feelings of inferiority-to name a few- relate to the past, whether it be past events or experiences that have remained with you since, whether it be on a level that you are aware of or not.
But at the end of the day, there is no right of wrong way to conduct therapy. The space provided is yours to use as you wish. You may want to just speak about what we refer to as 'general' stuff, such as frustration with work or with a relationship, or even just a 'bad day' that you may have had. Either way, the sessions are YOURS to use entirely how you wish to.
So what exactly do you get out of it?
My aim is to primarily set a safe space for you to engage in a safe and trusting relationship with myself. You will be be free to speak about whatever you wish, to explore, to make sense of and to come to terms with whatever it is that you feel you need to bring into the room. Ultimately, my aim is to guide you towards inner peace, positive change, an understanding of yourself, all the while working constantly in a free and non restricted space where you will never be judged.
We will together embark on your journey and will do so within the therapeutic alliance which lies within the Frame that i will set. That is the same time on the same day of each week for fifty minutes.
As I always say, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
"The brain is wider than the sky."
I offer one to one based counselling sessions for a duration of fifty minutes held within a safe and warm room in Bedford.
As an alternative I also offer Skype based counselling and Telephone counselling.
My fees are:
£40 for face to face
£30 for Skype or Telephone
My work with you is strictly confidential.