Simon RutterPsychodynamic psychotherapist
To offer an idea of what you could expect from the psychodynamic approach, I'd broadly describe its foundational principles as follows:
there will be a focus on your emotional world and how feelings are expressed or avoided;
over time, we'd identify recurring themes and patterns in your life;
we would discuss past experience and think about how it relates to the present;
we'd get to know your relationships, of all kinds, including the therapy relationship itself, and;
because the causes of emotional distress are generally woven into the fabric of our lives we would explore the inner world of daydreams, dreams, images, thoughts, sensations, wishes and fears.
Engaging in therapy, in the principles above, talking about whatever comes to mind - if you feel free to say it - can be a powerful and meaningful way to get to know your story, to help with the issues bringing you to therapy and to think about and find other, preferred ways of living.
If you would like to get in touch, we would meet for an initial consultation to discuss what has prompted you to find a therapist and to work out if psychodynamic therapy is the right approach for you.
If we both feel we can work together then we would find a space in the week when we could meet. Therapy works within boundaries. It is a commitment that benefits immensely from the stability and momentum that weekly sessions provide, creating a vital boundary for your emotional and psychological world.
Each meeting lasts for 50 minutes. The work tends to be longer-term and is usually open-ended, within a shared understanding of its purpose and what we are meeting to do and why.
Issues often worked with
£60.00 per session.
Training and qualifications
MSc Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy; Birkbeck, University Of London.
MA Social & Political Thought; University Of Sussex.
BSc Psychology (1st); The Open University, London.