what is psychotherapy
We offer both group and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy sets out to understand the underlying causes of a wide range of difficulties, which may sometimes be linked to a particular experience.
The aim of the psychotherapy is lasting psychological change, brought about through increased insight. These changes include:
• Becoming more able to feel, identify and express emotions.
• Making connections (e.g. between feelings and behaviours or past and present experiences).
• Gaining a greater understanding of behaviours.
• Learning about alternative ways to process and express emotions.
• Re-evaluating perceptions and past experiences, this often leads to women becoming more self-accepting.
why you may be seeking psychotherapy
• Depression or low self-esteem
• Eating-related problems
• Childhood sexual abuse
• Difficult relationships
• Past traumatic events
• Domestic violence
Psychotherapy can help you make sense of thoughts, feeling and ways of relating to yourself and others. Our psychotherapists do not talk about themselves or offer practical advice. All work is confidential.
All therapists receive regular clinical supervision and work to the code of ethics of the UKCP. Our psychotherapists are members of at least one professional registration body, either UKCP or the British Psychoanalytic Council.
accessing the service
Any woman may refer herself by phone, in writing or by email. Professionals are welcome to contact the Centre on behalf of a patient or client, but the Centre suggests that the woman herself also makes the contact.
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