Prof Sasha RoseneilPsychoanalytic psychotherapist
As a relationally-oriented psychotherapist I will explore with you your unique life experience and the patterns in your relationships, to help you make sense of what troubles you and to change things for the better.
People are fundamentally social beings, yet at times it can feel impossible to be with others. In intimate relationships, at work, in our families, in social situations, we can feel alone and isolated, separated by a chasm of experience from those we wish to be close to... Depression, loss, anxiety, the legacies of trauma and abuse, a sense of inadequacy or feelings of competitiveness can overwhelm us and fracture our bonds with others.
As a group analyst, I see patients in groups, and I believe that groups are very powerful places for therapeutic transformation. I also see people individually, as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, once or twice a week.
My approach is psychosocial - paying attention to both individual and family histories and experience, and to the world we live in now, including the social pressures, inequalities and traumas that can be associated with gender, class, race and sexuality. Strongly influenced by psychoanalysis, I believe that unconscious processes often sabotage our best intentions and undermine our stated goals and principles.Unlike many therapists I do not understand all the problems my patients face as located solely within themselves, or as necessarily only rooted in early childhood - although this is often very important.
I have worked in the NHS in inner London, seeing people with many different problems, from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities, of all ages and leading diverse lives. I am a full clinical member of the Institute of Group Analysis and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist (College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis).
I am particularly interested in working with people who are facing blockages in their creativity and thinking or writing processes, or who are struggling with work-related stress and with work-life balance issues. I also offer consultancy to organisations, groups and teams to help them identify and remedy the inter-personal dynamics and problems that disrupt and hamper effective working relationships.
Issues often worked with
Training and qualifications
BSc(Econ) Sociology London School of Economics (First Class)
PhD Sociology, London School of Economics
Postgraduate Diploma in Group Analytic Psychotherapy, Turvey Institute of Group Analytic Psychotherapy/ Oxford Brooks University (Distinction)
Member, Institute of Group Analysis (M.IGA)
Full Clinical Member, United Kingdom College of Psychotherapy, College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis
Full Clinical Member, Group Analytic Society International (GASI)