Mary CroninPsychodynamic therapist
Mary Cronin (MBACP Accred. UKRCP) - Psychodynamic Counsellor/Therapist
I am an experienced, professionally trained and qualified psychodynamic therapist/counsellor and supervisor, based in Liverpool Street, London.
I have many years experience of clinical practice providing focussed, short-term and open-ended longer term counselling in a safe and confidential setting. I can also provide one-off consultations.
I have in-depth experience of working as a therapist, with a broad range of concerns and difficulties and have continued to develop my clinical expertise through further training and professional development in specific areas.
I am a qualified psychoanalytic supervisor and have over 10 years experience of supervising trainees and qualified psychodynamic practitioners. I have also supervised professionals who work in related helping professions who feel that the psychodynamic approach and understanding can support them in their work. In addition to my private practice, I have over twenty years experience of working with both staff and students in higher education. I also have in-depth experience of working with people from all walks of life and from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds. I am committed to providing counselling/therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work to to the BACP Code of Ethics.
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Psychotherapy/Counselling is a unique experience for everyone but starts with sitting together in a private space and talking about whatever feeling and thoughts you wish to bring. I will try to help you look at these from the perspective of the relationships you have in your everyday life, sometimes those from the past and, at times, the relationship we have to each other when we meet. For example, you might wish to talk about a feeling of depression or an inability to engage with the world around you. A psychotherapeutic approach might be to explore the shape of this depression and what purpose it may serve for you and those around you. Over time, a better understanding of the underlying motives and causes of your problem can lead to a greater sense of integration and control in your life and, importantly, to more authentic relationships with others.
My experience has taught me that talking to someone who is trained to listen and respond to your concerns in a particular way, can be helpful. It may not necessarily 'cure' you or change the past, but it can often allow you to move on in your life and can facilitate further positive change. Therapy/Counselling provides an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings within the safety of a therapeutic relationship, which can in turn help you to process unresolved feelings, gain insight and understanding and can facilitate positive change.
Whatever your reason for making contact, psychotherapy/counselling can help you understand what you are going through and support you as you face difficult thoughts and feelings . Everyone can find life overwhelming at times, which impact on our sense of wellbeing, our ability to work and achieve and our relationship to ourselves and others. Sometimes these difficulties resolve themselves without the need for outside help but sometimes they persist. Sometimes these difficulties are generated by recent life events such as change, relationship issues, bereavement or job loss. Sometimes they arise from the accumulation of feelings and problems that have occured throughout life that may have remained dormant and unresolved and can begin to be experienced as anxiety, depression, lack of self esteem and motivation or problems with identity, work and relationships.
Sometimes you may not feel you have a specific difficulty, but you may feel a sense of dissatisfaction or that you are stuck in your life or you would like to improve the quality of your relationships and how you deal with life's challenges.
I provide a safe and confidential space in which to talk about and explore what is troubling you so that together we can make sense of your feelings and concerns.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
- Anxiety and Depression
- Self Esteem and Confidence
- Stress and Low Mood
- Panic Attacks
- Blocks to Creativity and Learning
- Relationships and interpersonal problems
- Family Reltionships
- Traumatic Experiences
- Bereavement and Life Crisis
- Career Development and Redundancy
- Work Problems
- Stuckness and Transitions
- Eating disorders
- Unresolved Issues from Childhood
- Personal Development
My practice is based within a few minutes walk of Liverpool Street Station on Bishopsgate and is within easy reach of The City of London, Barbican, Holborn, Islington, Shoreditch, Spittlefields, Clerkenwell, Smithfields, Haggerston, Hackney, Dalston, Stoke Newington, London Bridge, South Bank and Southwark and Canary Wharf.
What happens when you contact me?
If you would like to know more please call or send me an email so we can talk briefly about what you would like and if appropriate, arrange an initial meeting. this is without commitment but is simply to give a sense of how we might work together and importantly, for you to see if I am the right person for you. Everything will be treated with utmost confidence.
I will usually offer you an initial consultation consisting of one or two appointments at my Liverpool Street office. These meetings will last 50 minutes. If we decide it is appropriate to continue meeting then we would meet each week for 50 minutes on a mutually agreed day and time. We can also consider other alternatives, if it is felt that counselling/therapy does not fit your needs at this particular time.
My fee can be discussed when we meet.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Training and qualifications
Diploma in Adult Psychodynamic Counselling. Birkbeck University of London.
Advanced year in clinical practice (Masters equivalent ) Counselling/Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited) Birkbeck University of London.
Diploma in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Supervision (eligible for BAPPS Registration) at the Society for Analytical Psychology BAPPS accredited.
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Qualification (DIT) BPC accredited.
Introductory year to Group Analytic Therapy at the Institute of Group Analysis.
Experiential training placement (one year, part time) in Short Term Therapy at the Tavistock Clinic
Certificated Course in theory of short term therapies at Birkbeck College, University of London
Certificated Course in Learning and Personal Development at Birkbeck College.
Ongoing Professional Development including areas such as;
- Anxiety and Learning
- Eating disorders
- Self Harm
- Sexual Abuse
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Working with client's who may be at risk
- Obsessive Compulsive disorder
- Seminars on Winnicott
- Mentalisation for DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)