Psychodynamic Counselling in Chislehurst

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Ronak Motlagh
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
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I trained within the psychodynamic framework.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential space in which you can explore whatever is troubling you. Our first meeting will help me to make an initial assessment of your situation and will also give you an opportunity to gain a sense of whether you feel comfortable with me in order for us to work together. This session will additionally give you an opportunity to explore what you would like to gain from counselling and give us a chance to establish whether you would like to commit to a short-term or potentially an open-ended basis. This will ultimately be your decision and can naturally change over the course of therapy.
01322 923869
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Louise Barr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Time for meaningful change? Hi I am Louise, I specialise in addiction therapy, but am also experienced in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and a host of differing issues you maybe experiencing. I offer you a safe, non judgmental space to bring anything that maybe troubling you - and offer you the opportunity to grow and develop your sense of self, perhaps shedding unhelpful patterns of behaviour or thoughts that are holding you back or stuck. I use a pluralistic approach using elements of Humanistic, Psychodynamic and CBT theory tailor made to the unique individual you are.
01689 666398
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Jane Sandra Oakley
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
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1 Endorsed
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I trained as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. I have 20 years of experience working in the Public Sector with young people and adults with a range of emotional and mental health needs. I currently work in the NHS as a Psychotherapist and have my own Private Practice, individual F2F Psychotherapy and working with horses in EFP. I welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds for short or long term therapy, depending on your needs. I have experience working with trauma, depression, anxiety, EUPD, relationship issues, addiction and I am particularly interested in working with young adults.
01959 581646
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Samantha Merry
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist supporting adults and young people with bereavement, PTSD, complex trauma & dissociation.
Registered therapist comfortable with difficult life stories and complex family dynamics. Therapy with me is a space where you can bring uncomfortable, distressing or confusing issues. Maybe you hide parts of you from others for fear you will be misunderstood. All parts of you are welcome to therapy.  I work well with people who feel stuck or have a hard time identifying how they are feeling. Perhaps you have been told you are 'too much' or 'too sensitive' or find yourself ending up in relationships that become stale or even abusive. Together we will consider what is important to you and thoughtfully explore the story of your life.
07723 454122
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Bola Ogundeji
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
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1 Endorsed
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People struggle to talk frankly about their sexual lives and relationships. Although difficulties arising from sex and relationships are much more prevalent than most people think, only a few people can still share their struggles with others. Therefore, psychosexual and relationship therapy and psychotherapy offer a unique and confidential space to have those conversations with me, which means you can reach out for support in these areas regardless of your sexual preferences and relationship experiences.
020 4538 3521
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Victoria Crowther
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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Do you worry about tomorrow, feel uncertain and overwhelmed or find your mind racing in circles? Are you looking for help to understand and relieve symptoms of social or existential anxiety? Or perhaps you are experiencing low self-esteem, burnout or depression? The demands of modern life can feel overwhelming and our purpose and future uncertain. Our relationships with loved ones, colleagues and even ourselves can suffer. We can feel reluctant to reach out to friends or family with our concerns, in case we upset or overburden them. And the idea of having therapy may feel uncomfortable or even self-indulgent.
020 3984 9862
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Emma Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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As a counsellor, I practice in a pluralistic way which means I draw upon different theoretical approaches when I work with you as an individual – after all, there is only one of you in the world! My aim is to attune to your individual needs and I strive to work in an authentic down to earth way that is interactive and collaborative. Counselling can be daunting so I will work with you at your pace, offering you a space that is non-judgemental, respectful and confidential. Everyone is different, but having a space to talk and actually be heard can be extremely powerful and healing; leading to a greater understanding of yourself.
020 4538 8313
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Jonathan Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hi! I'm Jonathan. Together we can look at and work through what's bothering you - this might include feelings of depression, anxiety and/or panic, or issues with how you're thinking and what you're doing. Maybe you're struggling with other aspects of your life, past or present (or worrying about the future). 'Big stuff' or 'small stuff', it's all ok to bring up and may also include include feeling overwhelmed or lost, self-esteem issues, guilt, relationship problems, trauma, sexual abuse, loss and grief, heath concerns and existential worries.
01959 588880
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Maria Marchant
Counsellor, MBACP
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If you are considering how therapy can support you through challenging life events, I can support you by offering a safe and confidential space in which you can begin to examine what may feel impossible right now to resolve by yourself; without fear of being judged and experience, perhaps for the first time, a real feeling of being heard. I work by helping you to explore your thoughts, emotions and life story so far, with the aim of both of us understanding & together making sense of the difficulties you are experiencing. Together, we will then seek a way of moving forward positively.
07476 551643
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louiseprewcounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello & welcome. I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable & perhaps a bit scared today. But you are here & these are your first steps to recovery & true self-care. I want to speak from the ‘I’ position instead of saying ‘You’ because there is a good chance I have been where you are. Although everyone is unique in their experience – I have been in some dark emotional places & I also know that I can go there again because life is not an easy straight line of 'ok-ness'. Let us see if we can build on transparency & openness to allow vulnerability & realness together. Let's create change.
01322 923423
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Debbie Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
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Are you feeling that now is the right time to to take the next step in changing your life? As a BACP Registered Counsellor with over 20yrs experience, I provide sensitive, confidential counselling to individuals of all ages and couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship that are difficult to resolve. My ethos as a therapist is one of empathic collaboration, to help on your path towards clarity and change. Together we can make links and see patterns enabling you to resolve the issues that are affecting your emotional well being and find practical steps to empower you to move forward. I look forward to meeting you.
07492 885540
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Wendy Borrett
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
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I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 20 years.
01322 927706
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Jolanta Culpan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We may use different words to describe what's going on for us when we are looking for therapy: unsure, fed up, low, empty, frustrated, anxious, panicky, over-thinking, unable to sleep, too sensitive, or like can't carry on... Perhaps feeling not in control, not belonging, invisible or wanting to escape, or lost. It can be overwhelming, taking too much from us. So starting therapy is right. We can use therapy space, free of judgement, expectation or failure, to talk it all through and work things out.
01322 918483
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Sharon Carley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can be tough and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to turn to. I offer a warm and confidential environment to talk and express how you feel. I will support you with challenges you are facing and help you to explore the aspects of your life that you would like to look into to help you move forward. I work in a way that is entirely client focused and am friendly and approachable. As an Integrative Counsellor I use a range of therapeutic approaches depending on you and what you would like counselling for.
020 3835 6472
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Alison Drugan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Alison and I am a qualified, BACP registered Counsellor. My approach is integrative which means I am trained in several theories so that I can tailor my work with you specifically to your needs. I work with children (5+), teens, and adults and adapt my work to the individual based on age and issues that you would like to work with me on with you. My work with children is generally play-based and creative but I will happily bring creativity into sessions with teens & adults.
020 3870 3484
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Gerald Andrew Buchanan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
My focus is to create a safe non-judgmental and confidential space for individuals to explore and overcome whatever is troubling them. I believe trust is paramount and I work with understanding and empathy, always respecting the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I work with integrity and always within the BACP ethical framework supporting you to feel safe. When working with addictions I have access to detox and rehabilitation Center when found to be appropriate .
020 8106 0697
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Sandra Williamson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor working with both adults and adolescents. I have experience of working with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression and loss/bereavement. I offer you the time and space free from judgement to express your feelings at your own pace.
01689 664645
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Simone Sheikh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
People usually seek therapy because they have reached a crisis point in their life and are struggling to cope alone. This can lead to feeling stuck or creating unhelpful behaviour patterns to cope which present them from living life to their full potential. We often feel confused, anxious, depressed, emotionally numb or trapped in our past without clear goals in life or clear identity. I can offer you a safe space to explore better internal understanding which promotes self awareness, personal growth and inner peace which enables you to feel full of hope and clarity to achieve personal success.
07480 533783
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Clarity Psychotherapy & Transformational Coaching
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you currently feel stuck or confused, anxious or fearful, emotionally numb, frustrated or restrained, under achieving, without clear identity, low in self-confidence or esteem, lacking purpose, grief or regret, depressed or hopeless, anger, lost or trapped in the past? Do you want to feel empowered & full of clarity, calm & peaceful, emotionally aware & connected, unfettered and free, high achieving, full of self-worth & belief, a strong sense of purpose & identity, healed, joyful & hopeful, composed, focused on the present & future, less self-judgement? The Clarity is the place for you.
07588 687153
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Sally Edwards Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My specialism is on the impacts of trauma, from events such as accidents, violence, childhood neglect, adult and childhood sexual abuse, sexual trauma, domestic abuse and emotional abuse. I also frequently work with adult clients with problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, low self-esteem, relationship problems, self-destructive behaviours and addictions, eating disorders and body image issues. I offer a free of charge 30 minute Zoom call so that we can meet and discuss your counselling requirements.
01689 661192
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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.