Gita AussiaPsychodynamic psychotherapist
Are your negative thoughts and feelings leaving you feeling stuck, anxious and depressed? Is this affecting the way you relate to others whether in your relationship, at work or in any other areas of your life?
When we suffer from anxiety, depression or other negative thoughts and feelings, everything becomes overwhelming. We can go into spiral, not being able to think properly about what is really going on. This affects our self-esteem and we get stuck and trapped in negativity.
As children we develop patterns of behaviour and coping strategies to protect us against difficult emotions. However, as adults these patterns become destructive and affect us at an unconscious level. For instance, we begin to have problems relating to people, our relationships break, we find it difficult to function at work, we become anxious or depressed, we may develop eating disorder, use alcohol, drugs or succumb to any other type of addiction, etc.
What do we work on in the sessions:
In the sessions, we will work together to recognise those recurring patterns you may be using to develop defense mechanisms to cope. This insight will allow you to begin changing those patterns. By understanding your patterns and coping strategies, you begin to free yourself from anxiety, 'stuckness' and negative emotions. We take an intimate look at your interpersonal relationships to understand your part in relationship patterns. This will allow you to transform the dynamic and your relationships begin to improve. As a result your self-esteem will improve and you will build a more secure and confident self to rely on at times of anxiety and distress.
You may be experiencing:
- low self-esteem
- a sense of feeling stuck, confused or anxious, whether in your job, relationship or other aspect of your life
- over-sensitivity and anxiety much of the time
- a feeling of being overwhelmed or out of control
- negative thoughts that can spiral out of control
- feelings of helplessness
- self-blame or guilt
- difficulty sleeping
- depressed moods and lack of motivation
- lack of purpose and difficulty making decisions
- relationship difficulties - either clinging to a bad relationship or allowing a good one to spiral out of control
- career difficulties - finding yourself stuck in a job that you don't like or not being able to find a job suited to your skills and potentials
The next step
You are welcome to contact me on 07392022771 to have a brief chat or book an initial consultation to see how we can work together.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £70-£75 for individual therapy. The sessions last 50 minutes.
Training and qualifications
I have 15 years of experience within the fields of psychology and psychotherapy. I have gone through a five year intensive psychotherapy training at WPF, one of the leading training centres for psychotherapists in the country. I hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. I also have a BSc in Psychology.
I have worked as a psychotherapist in NHS Homerton psychotherapy unit for several years. I have done a great deal of research in mental health. I have also worked within WPF Therapy and Private Practice.
I have worked with people from a variety of different backgrounds and suffering from different psychological issues such as depression, chronic fatigue, anxiety and panic attacks, addiction (sexual, gambling, drugs), sexual abuse, eating disorder, trauma, grief and bereavement.
I have also volunteered for the Samaritans providing emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.