Are you feeling depressed, stressed out, anxious or simply stuck in life?
Is your life far from where you imagined it would be?
Do you want to understand yourself better?
Do you wish to change unhealthy patterns in your behaviour or relationships?
It takes courage to recognise your difficulties and decide to change.
London City Psychotherapist can help you in that process.
I have many years of experience in helping people understand themselves better and work through difficult problems, conflicts and struggles in life.
Change is a process that result from important decisions. Recognising your issues and understanding that you need the help of a qualified professional is the first step towards a thorough transformation.
Psychotherapy will provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your most inner thoughts, feelings and difficulties, which will help you understand yourself better and move on.
As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I will help you think carefully about what may still be unconscious to you: past memories, difficult feelings and conflicts that play a part in how you behave and relate to others in the present.
All in all, through psychoanalytic psychotherapy you can expect to acquire:Self-awareness – you will know yourself better Confidence – you will work through your insecurities Acceptance – you will learn to accept yourself better Freedom – you will take ownership of your life
When you realise you need professional help for your struggles and make contact with London City Psychotherapist, you will be invited to come for an initial consultation.
The initial consultation takes place over the first 2 to 4 meetings, where you and I can discuss your circumstances, your needs and see how we could work these out in psychotherapy. We will look at length into what your problems may be related to and think about how psychotherapy can help you.
The consultation is also an opportunity for you to see how it would feel working with me in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as to address any questions you might have about the process.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides a space for free-thinking, where you will be encouraged to speak your mind as the psychotherapist helps you understand the meaning underneath what you are communicating.
Some feelings and experiences in life can be so unbearably painful that we will do everything to defend against them. We may try to push them out of our conscious mind, and many times these difficult aspects of ourselves can be so deeply buried that we may become unaware of their effects in our life.
Present symptoms (i.e, depression, OCD), conflicts, extreme behaviours and destructive patterns are all influenced by what has been pushed back into our unconscious mind. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy will work towards bringing it all back to consciousness, where they can be thought about, understood, integrated and worked through.
Some of the struggles I helped people with include: depression, anxiety, stress, fears and phobias, psychosomatic reactions, personality disorders, bereavement, anger, relationship struggles, grief, abuse, family and life crisis, low self-esteem, mood swings, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), traumas, work related issues, confusion, etc.
I see patients in a secluded and quiet consulting room in the City of London (Clerkenwell – EC1), within easy reach from Farringdon, Barbican, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch, City of London, Bank, St Pauls, Liverpool Street, Angel, Finsbury and Kings Cross.
Statistics show that between 8 and 12% of the world’s population suffer from depression in any given year (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)
Depression is different from mere sadness or just feeling down. It debilitates those who suffer from it, often dragging on for weeks, months and sometimes years. It tends to be recurrent, bringing about feelings of despair, hopelessness, powerlessness, self-hatred, anger, anxiety, etc., making life very difficult.
But there is help.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a type of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, which is currently being set up nationally in the NHS as a mode of treatment for mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The therapy endeavours to help the patient understand and work through feelings, thoughts and patterns of relationship that contribute to depression.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) focuses on how the person sees him/herself and how he/she experience others, and the feelings that result from this interaction. DIT concentrates on relationships and feelings, helping the person identify and work through unhealthy patterns, misconceptions and painful feelings associated with depression. This will help the person develop and change in the way they deal with such difficulties.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy has two main objectives:to help the person identify a fundamental pattern of relating to others, so he/she can understand how such pattern is linked with feelings associated with depression. Working through this pattern then becomes the focus of the therapy. to help the person develop the capacity to think about their own states of mind, so they can learn how to manage the struggles in their day-to-day relationships.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy aims to help those suffering with mild to moderate depression. See your GP if you are uncertain about the severity of your symptoms.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy is time-limited and takes place over the course of 16 weekly sessions.
The fee for DIT is £85 per 50 minutes session.
Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy or would like to know more this type of treatment.
– Individual Psychotherapy: £80 per session (50 minutes)
– Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (brief therapy for depression): £85 per session (50 minutes)
I am registered with the following Health Insurance Providers:
Exeter Family Friendly
*Please note that the fees for Health Insurance Providers may be higher.
*Please consult your provider in regards to your cover, policy and procedure to receive treatment.
Allan Gois – London City Psychotherapist