Psychodynamic Therapy and counselling in Norwich
Life can be difficult sometimes. You might be worried, unhappy or unsure about what to do. Or it may feel as if you can't cope in the way that you have in the past.
Most people experience times in their life where it feels especially hard to manage. This might be because you have recently experienced something painful and distressing. Or it might be that sad and angry feelings have been building up. You may be repeating patterns of behaviour which are not helpful for you, but finding it hard to change them.
Sometimes, people feel troubled without knowing exactly why.
Therapy is a quiet reflective space for you to talk and be listened to. Together with a therapist, it is a space in which to explore your thoughts, emotions, memories and experiences. Being listened to and understood can in itself be a relief. Over time, therapy can deepen your understanding of your self, your life and how events in your life have affected you. Therapy can help you consider the choices you make in your life, and open up the possibility of making more fulfilling choices.
I am a psychodynamic therapist and counsellor with many years of experience. I have been practising in London for over 12 years. I am now working from two practices, in Norwich and London.
I am an accredited member of the BACP which means that I have a substantial level of experience.
I am particularly interested in the stories we hold about ourselves, who we are, what we believe about ourselves, our role in our families and our place in the world. Therapy can be a space to explore the meaning of our stories. A place to explore whether our stories are enabling or making us feel stuck or unhappy.
Another area of special interest and concern for me in my practice is the way in which emotional anxiety can be manifest in the body, through physical symptoms. This was the topic of my MA research in 2013.
THERAPY DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC
I am currently working via Zoom, Skype or telephone.
It is possible that we will be maintaining physical distancing for some time. This means that therapy will continue to take place online. While online work is different to being in the same room during a session, it is still therapy. In my experience, the differences become less noticeable as we become familiar with working online.
There are some specific practicalities about online therapy. We can talk these through by telephone before arranging a session.
GETTING STARTED IN THERAPY
You can email, phone or use the contact form to get in touch. If you phone, you may need to leave a message and I will get back to you.
I usually suggest meeting for an initial session where you can tell me about what brings you to therapy. I will listen carefully, I will probably ask some questions and I will reflect with you about what you are telling me. You will get a sense of how I work and we can discuss whether you would like to have further sessions.
Sometimes I may suggest a second session before making decisions about beginning therapy.
MY CONSULTING ROOM
I practice in a quiet street in NR2, near the junction of Bowthorpe and Dereham Road. My consulting room is a quiet and confidential space.
It is accessible from UEA and Norfolk and Norwich Hospital via the Orange Line (21, 22 bus routes). From the city centre it is accessible via the Red Line (23, 24 bus routes) and Orange Line (21 bus route).
Parking is unrestricted, however it may be limited.