Emma TraceyPsychodynamic psychotherapist
I view therapy as a unique form of conversation. It may begin tentatively, or it may begin with overwhelming feelings. People seek therapy for many reasons, and sometimes those reasons change during the course of therapy. You might initially need support in the midst of a crisis; sometimes a long-standing issue has reached a point where you feel you can’t carry on as things are; or you may come purely because you would like to discover more about yourself.
A psychodynamic approach draws on the understanding that our present emotional difficulties often stem from patterns established in our past. When we repeat these patterns without understanding them, we can feel stuck, out of control, empty or disconnected from our real selves.
By talking together to explore your thoughts and feelings, we can shed light on these patterns, enabling you to see present emotional difficulties in a new way. People have often described this as seeing what was already there, but through a different lens.
As this new understanding develops, you can be relieved of the uncomfortable feelings and symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Over time, this insight enables you to do things differently and to achieve real, lasting change.
I provide an accepting, open and supportive space for you to speak safely and in confidence. I regard therapy as a collaborative process, where together we explore what has led you to this point and enable you to discover new ways forward.
This process can involve speaking about painful feelings and distressing experiences, so it is important to find a therapist who feels right for you. For that reason, I suggest meeting for an introductory session, to give us the opportunity to consider how we might work together. If we decide we would like to work together, we commit to meeting once weekly, for sessions of 50 minutes.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My usual fee is £55-70. This is per session and includes introductory sessions.
I am able to offer some concessionary rates, depending on your circumstances.
Training and qualifications
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF Therapy, accredited by the University of Roehampton.
I trained and worked as a bereavement counsellor with the national charity Cruse.