Telephone: 07875 484804
Couple and individual psychodynamic psychotherapy with Yasmin
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adult couples and individuals of all ages and backgrounds. I create a safe, non-judgemental space to listen and help you explore issues with empathy and compassion.
My clinical framework is psychodynamic, meaning that I help clients consider how past experiences may relate to their current feelings, behaviour patterns and relationships, with the aim of uncovering the root cause of the problem.
You may be feeling unhappy, alone or just that something is not quite right. Talking freely in a safe, non-judgemental space will allow patterns of behaviour to come to light which therapy can help make sense of.
Our sessions will enable us to look together at your feelings and situation, and understand how old patterns of behaviour can leave you feeling stuck and hopeless - paving the way for you to think about how things might be different.
Our couple relationships can be a great source of hope and satisfaction, but when they take a wrong turn, they can leave us feeling alone, resentful and disappointed. You may be experiencing difficulties communicating, frequent arguments, betrayal or may be struggling with major life events.
Couple therapy can foster a deeper understanding of ourselves and the couple relationship we have created together with our partner. Couples often find that expressing their difficult feelings in front of an impartial, trained therapist can provide relief- they have come together to work on something important to them both and are able to gain valuable insight into their problems. By reflecting on what each partner brings to the relationship, blame can be relinquished, leaving space for collaboration, empathy and understanding to flourish.
Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution, many couples find that it takes only a short period of therapy to enable them to make constructive and long-lasting changes that benefit and strengthen their relationship.
You may choose to come to individual therapy because you are struggling with a major life decision, you are feeling unhappy or dissatisfied or because you have trouble sustaining healthy relationships with others. You may be feeling anxious, sad or lacking in self-confidence. Individual therapy focuses on our thought processes and behaviours, and the significance we attribute to particular patterns and ways of being.
The opportunity to be heard in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space can allow you to become more aware of your actions, coping mechanisms and vulnerabilities- fostering the chance for long-term change and a sense of agency over your choices.
What I can help with:
The areas I work with include, but are not limited to:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Social anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Qualifications, training and memberships:
I trained at Tavistock Relationships in London where I also work as a visiting clinician. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships, which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold a MA from the University of Exeter and I am a Graduate Member of Tavistock Relationships Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and comply with the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice, including the importance of confidentiality. I attend regular supervision and professional development programmes and workshops to enhance my knowledge and development in psychotherapy.
Initial Consultation: £110 for couples £80 for individuals
Ongoing rates: to be discussed at the initial consultation. I have a limited number of places for those on low incomes- please contact me to discuss in more detail.
Telephone: 07875 484804