CBT is helpful if you are experiencing present day distress, which maybe affecting your functioning and/or disabling your abilities in your every day life. CBT helps you with pragmatic ways of combating the distress and adapt new ways of approaching distressing situations. CBT enables you to be more reflective on how your thoughts (cognitions) affect your emotions, your behaviors, as well as the physiological responses (bodily sensations) when you are feeling vulnerable or in stressful situations. Apart from equipping you with cognitive change techniques, CBT is highly psycho educative and incorporates a behavioral approach which addresses ways of changing some of the unhelpful behaviors that you might be repeating, which maintains the negative cycle you may be stuck in.
Due to the timeliness and goal oriented approach of CBT, you may be required to do some practical tasks outside our sessions, depending on your presenting issue. CBT is highly collaborative and successful if you commit fully to the process, and do any “homework” set on the weekly agenda. CBT helps you gain some structure and practical ways of dealing with difficult feelings and equips you with tools you can use in everyday life, even after you have finished therapy. CBT is mainly suitable if you want rapid alleviation of your symptoms, not seeking to understand them on a deeper level. A useful analogy for CBT is "trimming the grass at the top", while psychodynamic psychotherapy which I also practice is akin to "looking inwardly at the structure of the grass, its roots, what's feeding it, how it emerged from the ground, and make attempts to uproot it". This explains why CBT is short term, while psychodynamic psychotherapy is longer term work.
Borough/London Bridge/Southwark Practice
Individuals - £100/hr
Willen, Buckinghamshire Practice
Individual - £100/hr
Individual - £100/hr
It is true that the hustle and bustle of modern day city life leaves some people with little or no time to reflect on themselves. As a result, we find ourselves experiencing stress, low mood, anxiety, poor confidence, low self-esteem, poor sleep, problems with relationships with our loved ones or work colleagues, addictions, at times questioning what life is all about, and genuinely wondering about our purpose in life altogether. The stress of present day life also leads to burn out- cognitive overload, and extreme physical exhaustion. As a result, one adopts unhealthy ways of coping, which have a negative impact on one's mental and psychological well being.
At times, there may be some issues from the past that are unresolved, and affecting different aspects of your life. Therapy offers a reflective space where you can unwind and get to know your self more intimately. It also enables you to find healthier ways of being and relating, emotional processing, find healthier ways of managing any problems you are faced with, work through, and develop the capacity to reflect on yourself which is hugely significant. The decision to start therapy is an important one, albeit, not always easy. Evidence suggests that the key ingredient in any therapeutic encounter is the relationship between the therapist and the client.
It is therefore crucial that you find an experienced therapist, who you can connect with, and walk side by side with; a therapist who offers you a safe space where you feel comfortable, respected, understood, validated, listened to, and safely develop the ability to tune into the deeper parts of yourself. Therapy can therefore help you be in tune with yourself, and live life more meaningfully. I firmly believe that psychological well being should be seen in the same light as physical well being. The stigma around mental health and psychological well being is what perpetuates the unnecessary suffering that most people go through, without seeking help at the right time.
Call me on 07960462532 or email me on email@example.com. You can also call or email me by clicking the email or call link buttons further up the page. If I am unavailable on the phone, please leave me a message with a name and number. I aim to respond to all messages (email, text, and voicemail) within 24 hours.
Yes. I am an adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and l work with ages from 18 and above. I also work with couples.
The choice of therapy we decide in our consultation depends on the nature of your difficulties and what brings you to therapy. Our sessions for time limited psychodynamic counselling and CBT will be 6-12. Our open ended psychotherapy will have no set end date from the beginning. It is however important that we work towards an ending when we do decide to end therapy, as this is a very important part of our work. The length of time you spend in therapy depends on the nature of your difficulties and the depth of the work. Most people stay in therapy for a number of years to allow themselves sufficient time to work through some of the deepest conflicts, and issues from their past that may be impacting on the present, therefore addressing the whole self.
It is usual practice to charge the regular session fee for a session cancelled by the client less than 48 hours beforehand. A full fee or half the session fee is applicable upon exploration of the reasons for cancelling. Any cancellations made by client with a 4 weeks notice will not be charged, and half the session fee is applicable for any cancellation less than that time frame. This is because the space is reserved for you and therefore open even if you do not attend. You will not be expected to make any payment if I am not available. I will give you my holiday dates well in advance, and I will also appreciate having your holiday dates in advance.
YesI typically raise an invoice at the end of each month, unless you prefer to pay weekly or fortnightly, which can be arranged. Payments can be made via bank transfer, Paypal or in cash. This should be done in a timely manner.
Individual sessions last 50 minutes, and couple's therapy sessions lasts 50-60 minutes. Sessions are once weekly at agreed times. This will be agreed in the initial session. At times, I do offer twice a week or fortnightly sessions, depending on my clients' needs and life demands.
Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and CBT sessions cost £100/hr for individuals. The rate for couples therapy session is £150/hr. These flat rates are applicable to both London and Buckinghamshire Locations, as well as online. Some insurance clients may have to pay the difference between the insurance rebate and my fee. The fee reflects my experience, qualifications, and specialisms. I am recognised by Axa, Aviva, Cigna, WPA, and Vitality, as a healthcare provider. If you have insurance through any of these companies, you will be able to use it. Please confirm the validity of your cover first. Sessions are subject to a £10 increase annually; typically at the beginning of each year. This will be discussed with you in session.
CBT is a practical approach which helps you find ways of managing present day distress, while psychodynamic psychotherapy helps us explore and address the source of the distress. Using the metaphor of a house on fire- CBT is akin to putting out the fire flames-cooling and smothering the flames, so that the fire dies down. Psychodynamic work is akin to us figuring out the cause/source of the fire altogether. This is important, otherwise one runs the risk of having yet another fire.
I work with couples, offering couples therapy. However, this needs to be agreed right from the beginning of our work.
Sessions are confidential unless if there are legal implications or in the event of serious risk factors that your GP or other practitioners have to be aware of. As an ethical practitioner, any decision to do so is always in your best interest. I have full indemnity insurance to cover my practice as a therapist. All information kept about you is stored in line with the GDPR laws.
Yes, we can have sessions over Zoom, Skype or Telephone. These sessions are scheduled in the same fashion as face to face sessions.
© Joyline Gozho
powered by WebHealer