Whitstable Bay Therapy Services Counselling and Psychotherapy with Dr Bev Mears

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy explores the connection between events in early life, which may be unconscious, and the current difficulty or distress. Psychotherapy offers a reliable setting to explore these issues, feelings and memories without fear of judgement. This type of therapy can offer a more in-depth treatment and is generally over a longer period of time. Psychotherapy can be either face to face on a weekly basis or more frequently, often with the client having the opportunity to use a therapy couch.

Psychodynamic counselling offers a brief intervention that will help you to explore the unconscious thoughts that impact upon your daily life and relationships.

Particular attention is given to the developing relationship with the therapist, as it is through this that the client is able to re-experience relationships from his or her early life and explore new ways of relating, free from the issues that previously caused distress. Through this relationship, the client may achieve a new and better resolution of long-standing conflicts and overcome barriers to change and growth.

Who might it be useful for?

  • Anyone who is struggling with personality difficulties and may be in need of psychological support.
  • You may have a diagnosis of a personality disorder or a mental health difficulty and have a desire to work through issues from the past that have contributed towards the problem.

  • Anyone suffering from trauma or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Anyone struggling with interpersonal relationship difficulties.
  • Anyone seeking to develop a greater self awareness.
  • Anyone wanting to resolve issues from the past.

Couples Therapy

We have psychotherapists who are able to offer Couples Therapy, helping couples to work through individual issues which may impact upon the couple relationship or support with couple dynamics which cause pain and distress to the couple. This may involve exploring ways of relating, informed by past attachment experiences.

Couples seek relationship counselling for a number of reasons Some of the issues covered by our therapists include:

Loss of Intimacy - Perhaps you have lost closeness in the relationship and this has affected your sex life; or it may be that you just find it difficult to connect on an emotional level.

Infidelity or Affairs - It can be very hard for infidelity or an affair to be discovered in a relationship. Relationship counselling will explore what had been going on in the relationship just before the affair began in order to better understand what led the parter to seek comfort elsewhere. Whilst it can be difficult to consider, affairs usually happen because of an underlying difficulty in the couple relationship. Couples therapy will provide a safe space where all of this can be explored.

Whether you are looking for counselling or psychotherapy as a psychotherapist covering Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay our psychotherapists will be happy to discuss your needs with you and suggest the most appropriate intervention. Call or text us on 07596177669, or get in touch by email to find out more, or to arrange an initial appointment with one of our therapists.

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