Sophie CorkePsychodynamic psychotherapist
I am a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist and have worked for many years with adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Many of the people I see find themselves at a crossroads in their lives where they feel uncertain of the way forward. This may be leaving home or university, getting a new job, being made redundant, starting or ending a relationship, starting a family or retiring among other issues. These changes may feel traumatic because they bring up issues from the past, sometimes for the first time.
I treat all problems that clients bring with respect and in confidence. Although it is often hard to start therapy, thinking about life changes and challenges with someone else can feel like a relief, and understanding patterns of behaviour which may be limiting you can help bring about change.
I have particular experience of helping people with anxiety and depression, issues raised through becoming a parent, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties, divorce, self-harm, eating disorders and bereavement.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I hold some low cost places for students and those on low incomes.
Training and qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy (Four years), validated by Roehampton University.
My training was at WPF Therapy in London, one of the leading training organisations in the UK for psychodynamic therapists.
Alongside my private practice I have worked for several years in specialist psychotherapy units in the NHS for people with complex issues and personality disorders.
I regularly attend conferences and seminars to update my clinical and theoretical knowledge. Recent seminars I have attended have focused on eating disorders; post-natal depression; trauma and dissociation; working with young people from 18 -25 years, and working with relationship break up and divorce.