"Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognise its cause, the making of the suffering" Thích Nhât Hanh
Psychodynamic therapy can help with a vast range of emotional issues through to more deep rooted psychological issues, perhaps stemming from difficult or traumatic past experiences. It is also a powerful method for personal growth.
Psychodynamic Therapy is a process of deep exploration that can transform the way you think and feel about yourself and how you live your life. It can be life changing, helping you to change patterns of behaviour that impact on your capacity to live a meaningful and contented life.
Psychodynamic therapy can help you to gain insight into why the difficulties you are struggling with exist, and persist. Together, we will reflect on your past and understand how it has unconsciously conditioned your way of thinking, feeling and behaving in your present, especially in relationship with yourself and others. Thinking about your past supports you to become clearer about what you want for, and from, yourself in your present and in your future.
Although I offer Psychodynamic therapy, I'm also influenced by many other interesting perspectives on the human condition (of which there are many!). For example, Carl Jung's philosophy offers a way of thinking about the human condition from what he called our 'shadow' selves. These are the unconscious parts of us that can be deeply self-destructive if not attended to. Until we acknowledge and accept these parts of ourselves, we may be doomed to remain stuck in self-destructive ways of being permanently. Becoming aware of our shadow selves is a challenging and profoundly worthwhile undertaking that can be life changing.
Depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, discrimination, oppression, etc, are just some of the ways that people suffer. When we understand why we suffer we can transform deeply painful ways of being into something more alive, constructive and empowering.
Please do contact me to discuss what it is you would like to gain from counselling. The initial consultation, free of charge, is on Zoom and usually lasts around twenty minutes. This gives us an opportunity to see if we can work together.