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People consult a psychoanalyst (or therapist, or counsellor) for many different reasons. But, often it is anxiety that finally pushes us through the door. Panic attacks, phobias, inhibitions, obsessions, fear, anger, jealousy - it can come in many different guises - depression, sleeplessness, inertia, eating disorders, sexual difficulties, even aches and pains and problems with parts of the body.  Whatever form it takes it takes up a lot of time and energy and your work, your family, your love relations all end up suffering the consequence.

My orientation is psychoanalytic, but not the classical five day a week type. The sessions I offer are shaped by contemporary theory and are sensitive to the particularities of each different person. The work is aimed to give you a chance to speak in depth about the things that are important to you.

Through speaking, you will be able to explore the nature of your difficulties and gain clarity about your current situation. Sessions can be used to explore memories, emotional states, and dreams, as well as your present state and future hopes and aspirations.

The work is confidential.

When you consult an analyst you can expect to gain insight into your life through a gradual unfolding of your story. You will have the chance to analyse significant relations and moments and to understand how these have left their mark on you. You can expect therapeutic side-effects as the work progresses, which often begin in the very first meeting. You may also find good counsel in the sessions as your difficulties and options become clearer and better defined.

Fees, agreed between us, depend on circumstances and work proposed.

(Click here for a longer article: What is psychoanalysis? Here for an essay on Anxiety, and here for one on Depression.)