Veena GanapathyPsychodynamic psychotherapist
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering therapy by phone, Zoom and VSee. I am compliant with UKCP and BACP guidance on working therapeutically, competently and ethically during this time.
It may be that you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, low self-worth or are having problems connecting with yourself and others. In these times of uncertainty, you may feeling agitated and confused. Perhaps you are seeking a safe and collaborative space in which to explore your inner world and develop your self-awareness and resilience.
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and I invite you to contact me. My way of working values the exploration of previous experiences and their impact on current thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I hope together we can create a containing and reflective space in which to better understand your difficulties and acknowledge the pain you may be carrying. This can lead to acceptance, healing and growth on a profound level.
I have over seven years’ experience working psychodynamically with adults with a wide range of issues, ranging from anxiety to relationship problems. My time as a bereavement counsellor reflects my interest in giving meaning and space to the complex experience of loss. I was also a mental health social worker and have an academic background in psychology (see below).
I was the featured psychodynamic psychotherapist inby Ariane Sherine (2018). I have written content on compassion fatigue for Welldoing.org (Jan 2020) and was invited to contribute to the UKCP members' magazine, New Psychotherapist (Autumn 2020).
I hope together, we can find a safe and accepting way to understand yourself better and give meaning to your inner world and authenticity to your experience. I look forward to hearing from you.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My fees are competitively-priced; I would be happy to discuss them in more detail when you contact me. I try and keep some sessions available at a concessionary rate for those who may otherwise be excluded from seeking therapeutic support. At the present time, I am offering free therapeutic support to NHS staff. Again, you are welcome to ask me more about this when you contact me directly.
Training and qualifications
My five-year training in psychotherapy consists of a Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, both with WPF Therapy. Prior to this, I was a NHS psychiatric social worker (MA Diploma Social Work), supporting adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. Worthwhile in its own right, this time also strengthened my belief in the value of ‘talking therapies’ in the alleviation of disruptions to good emotional and mental health.
In addition to my psychotherapy and social work qualifications, I hold a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Social Psychology, both of which have provided foundations upon which to build my knowledge and experience of the internal world and psychological states of being.