Psychodynamic Counselling in Petworth

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Louise Benzimra
Psychotherapist, BPC
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Psychodynamic psychotherapy provides an opportunity to explore our life within the context of a two person relationship.
Difficulties addressed in therapy can include anxiety, fear, depression, sadness, loneliness, stress, relational breakdowns or suicidal feelings. Therapy may be challenging at times but we can get to a point where staying stuck hurts more than risking growth.
01428 772624
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Petworth GU28
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Joanne Gilhooly
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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), I can draw on Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT skills to suit each client's needs.
Therapy can be transformative - so why struggle alone? Whether you are in deep emotional pain, anxious, stressed or perhaps frustrated with your life, exploring the issues in a safe setting can be empowering. In a world that can feel frantic yet lonely, it's hard to dedicate time to yourself. But you are important: you deserve an opportunity to reassess 'how you got here', to be more self-aware and find ways to be truly happy. I offer the chance to be really heard - with empathy and without judgement - in total confidence. We'll work together to understand what is troubling you at a depth, duration and pace that feel right to you.
07481 342278
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Petworth GU28
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Liane Elizabeth Oldham
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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Life is challenging for all of us. Sometimes we hit a trigger and we feel in crisis. Often talking to friends and family is difficult, yet we still need a safe, confidential space to off load our feelings. Counselling gives us that time and space to explore our feelings, free from any judgement. It helps to build resilience and to identify any negative behaviour and thought patterns that may be making life more difficult for us. It helps us to develop a greater self awareness of what is working and not working for us in both personal and professional relationships. It doesn't solve everything but it helps to give a greater choice.
07480 789497
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Petworth GU28
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Amy Stoddard Ajayi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in specialist NHS psychological treatment. I am the Director of Psychological Coaching Ltd, where i deliver a specialist psychological service to Grant Thornton UK LLP's Partners. I am the Mental Health Lead for the Cambridge Medical Academy (Cambridge University), where I train a global network of 800+ doctors and nurses in mental health. My research on improving access to mental health has been published internationally. I sit on a number of international Boards where I advise on mental health service design.
01243 957262
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Petworth GU28
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Flora de Quincey
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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I can assist you in gaining insight & understanding into your history to help you make clearer decisions about your future. As we work together to understand the way you are, the easier it will be for you to make decisions to make your life, career and relationships happier, more balanced and more empowered. In therapy you will have a unique chance to be authentic without self-censorship or consideration of others; where the focus is solely on you. As there are so few chances to encounter this kind of interaction, this acts as a powerful catalyst for change and transformation.
07403 936922
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Petworth GU28
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Kim Gregory Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
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I work integratively using Psychodynamic , person-centred, CBT, Solutions-focussed, and Creative therapies.
Caring, compassionate and easy to talk to therapist to work with you to support you in exploring your difficulties and goals. I will provide a safe, confidential environment for you to talk through and work on any worries, issues or thoughts affecting you. The time we spend together will be responsive to and guided by you. I don't shy away from challenge in helping you explore and understand yourself, your thoughts and actions but do this always in a gentle, collaborative investigative way, helping you to challenge and understand yourself. Therapy will be directed towards your goals, aims and wishes.
01293 699983
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Billingshurst RH14
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The Psychology Company
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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We are a small team of highly trained and experienced Chartered Psychologists providing a range of evidence based therapies including CBT, Mindfulness based approaches, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, DBT informed therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
We work with people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, low self esteem, chronic health difficulties, eating disorders, emotional instability and self destructive coping patterns. In your initial consultation we will explore what brings you to therapy and make a plan for how we will work together. We offer evidenced based structured therapy to help you move forwards in your life. Most of is have doctorates in Clinical or Counselling Psychology and we have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector.
01483 363058
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Haslemere GU27
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Tracy Singer Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
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It takes courage to embark on the therapeutic journey, yet is one that can be personally and professionally transformational even if that feels unlikely right now. I have learnt from experience, that there is always a path that can be found to understand, come to terms with, and get through even the most challenging situations, overwhelming feelings, self-doubt. Importantly I offer a non-judgemental, empathic, confidential and safe environment which invites you to unpack and explore your emotions , to unload and express whatever it is that you have been holding on to, or struggling with.
07380 319914
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Pulborough RH20
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Maria Yates(Pottle)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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Welcome. You may be here because of a period of crisis or for support to manage a longer term issue. Finding a balance between work, relationships and family can be difficult especially in these challenging times. Through our work together I can help you gain an increased sense of well-being, control and resilience. There are many reasons why we reach out for help in times of confusion and pain and you do not have to be alone.
01243 957006
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Midhurst GU29
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Lise Baker
Psychotherapist, BACP
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I am an Integrative Therapist working near Guildford in Surrey. I offer short or long term therapy and work with adults and the elderly on a one-to-one basis. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space, in beautiful rooms and calm surroundings, where you can find solace and privacy. I hold up-to-date Enhanced Disclosure (DBS) for working with the very vulnerable.
01276 748034
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Guildford GU28
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Becker Cox
Counsellor, BACP
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I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
07480 487766
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Arundel BN18
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William Fley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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Hello, I offer psychotherapy both on-line and face-to-face therapy. I offer session to help people find their purpose and meaning in life. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity. I have worked in the NHS, universities, and have been in private practice for over 20 years.
01730 779924
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Office is near:
Rogate GU31
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Karen Watson
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BPC
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1 Endorsed
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Hello, I'm Karen, a qualified Adult Psychotherapist working face-to-face in Midhurst and online via Zoom. I recognize that starting therapy can be daunting, but being able to explore any issues that are worrying you with a trained therapist can bring enormous change and freedom. I have learnt from experience how the past and present can influence our lives and the way we function on a daily basis. I always start with a consultation, to explore your needs and goals, no matter how difficult they may seem, we can then determine the best way of achieving these together. There is no commitment at this stage.
01730 778590
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Midhurst GU29
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Julia O'Connell
Counsellor, MBACP
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Are you struggling to cope or experiencing low mood? Do you feel uneasy or ‘not like your usual self’ and you don’t know why? Are you wondering where your anxiety comes from? Do the same patterns seem to repeat throughout your life? Your well-being is central to everything we will work on. Counselling is your time & your space to reflect upon your current worries, fears, problems & reflect upon your experience of life. We will identify and focus on what’s currently draining you, then incorporate techniques to ‘free up’, balance & improve your energy. This is your counselling so you will decide how you wish to use your sessions.
01243 973447
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Midhurst GU29
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Rachel Temple
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Welcome to Heartlands. If you are tired of coping and would like to achieve a feeling of joy Heartlands provides a safe space to explore and unravel what may be blocking this in your life. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of old trauma that we store somatically. Insomnia and obsession can be a way of coping with difficult feelings. Learning to gain a sense of self can be a very important first step on a healing journey. I am interested in whole hearted wellness- begin to learn how to take care of yourself undoing attachment issues and relational problems. Address low energy and self esteem.
023 8254 4471
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Guildford GU28
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Sharon Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Clients generally seek me out when they want to improve or make a change in their relationships. Counselling can actively improve a couple's communication and potentially make sense of unhelpful patterns of communication and/or behaviour. Clients say that their relationships are stuck in a rut and that the communication and often their sex life, that once was easy, is now fraught with difficulties. Very often people struggle with their sexual difficulty in silence, feeling embarrassed and ashamed, unable to discuss their issues with anyone. Counselling and psychosexual therapy helps both individuals and couples to overcome this.
01252 942461
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Haslemere GU27
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Emma Payne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Walk-Talk Therapy: Do you want to re-connect with nature? To feel more grounded, mindful & to just slow down? We will walk in the beautiful woods and fields near my counselling room in the South Downs. Walking & being in nature releases endorphins which in turn reduces depression and anxiety. Life is often so busy that nature becomes removed - this will give you time to reconnect. For some people face to face traditional counselling is too anxiety provoking, so walking in parallel can feel more comfortable.
07401 273148
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Midhurst GU29
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Simone Kaptur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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I am an accredited therapist with 25 + years experience of working in the field of counselling and 14 years experience of working in private practice with individuals and couples. I offer a safe and confidential place where you and your concerns are provided the time and space to be voiced, heard and for you to feel understood. You may find it incredibly difficult to describe how you feel, yet have a sense that something is missing or feels just quite not right. You may be experiencing change, the emotional pain of losses and struggles of life.
01903 952259
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Office is near:
Storrington RH20
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Julia Jacobs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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Welcome - You may need help with an emotional difficulty or a challenging experience or you just might not feeI quite 'right'. I aim to offer a safe, client-led, committed and sensitive space where you are free to explore whatever it is in your life that is calling for your attention and free to choose your course to connect you to a sense of purpose and meaning. I hold the overarching concept that life's challenges alongside our innate longing to live more abundantly offer opportunities for transformation. This can be difficult work but the benefits can be great.
020 3697 0298
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Fernhurst GU27
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Kim Hosier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
07723 469228
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Chichester PO18
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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.