I understand how life can come to feel too much at times; when talking to those close to you can sometimes prove difficult, leaving you feeling dissatisfied, unhappy, anxious and alone. At these times it's hard to make changes on your own and you might start to think about seeking help from a psychotherapist.
I provide a safe, confidential, professional and non-judgemental service; ensuring a comfortable place to talk, to feel heard, to explore and make sense of anything that may be troubling you.
Psychotherapy and Counselling in St Albans
- My psychotherapy and counselling practice in St Albans is close to Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Elstree & Borehamwood, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Watford.
I am also conveniently located for those living or working in many areas of North West London, including West Hampstead, Mill Hill, Hendon, Cricklewood, Kentish Town and London St Pancras (Kings Cross).
Emotional problems can be experienced in a variety of ways...
How can Psychotherapy and Counselling help you?
As a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor I would work to help you manage and make sense of your feelings, moods, behaviour and motivations in many ways, by:
- Helping you understand and resolve your difficulties by increasing awareness of your inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. Through engaging with you in a therapeutic relationship, the relationship itself becomes a therapeutic tool for the enhancement of your self-discovery and any problems arising from closeness with another person can then be experienced and addressed directly.
Listening attentively and reflecting back my own understanding of what you are bringing, and working with you to reach a deeper understanding of the causes of your distress.
Helping you explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, wishes, fears, memories and dreams; in order to gain an understanding of unconscious processes which take place in our minds and gets expressed in our relationship with ourselves and others.
Through an understanding that developmental stages in childhood can remain part of us. That, our early experiences are important in shaping the way our minds work and if difficult experiences have occurred during these times, then under stress we can revert to ways of thinking and behaving which belong to that earlier time.
Psychodynamic training requires that individuals undergo their own psychotherapy, and this ensures a deeper level of awareness and understanding of their own unconscious and defences, and acts as a safeguard for therapeutic work.
― Hanna Segal
On the following pages you will find further information about my way of working, my training and clinical experience, together with practical matters such as fees and my contact details. I hope this information may be helpful if you are currently looking for a Psychotherapist or Counsellor in St Albans.