Wongani NyirendaPsychodynamic counsellor
There is no waiting list for the initial consultation and each session thereafter if you choose to go forward will last for 60 minutes on the same agreed day and time weekly, unless otherwise agreed in advance. The minimum number of sessions is usually six and the sessions are open-ended with no maximum limit.
We may look at the unconscious processes that may influence the way you are feeling, looking for deeper reasons for your current distress. This way we are focussing on a long term improvement for you. However, I also appreciate that every individual is different and I hope that you may find safety in the relationship; finding the understanding that you seek while exploring your thoughts and feelings.
I've a background in Psychodynamic Counselling, with extensive experience in trauma, abuse and interpersonal relationships, but with skills applicable to most uncomfortable circumstances you may be experiencing: during the initial consultation we both decide if the service is suitable and if we may be able to work together.
You're walking into a safe space with a Trainee Counselling Psychologist on a professional doctorate in counselling psychology, already with a Diploma in Human Relations & Counselling (Psychodynamic modality) and a MA Hons Psychology degree, as well as extensive and broad working and voluntary experience over four years.
Psychodynamic Counselling can be viewed as different to other forms of counselling as it has been shown that over time the benefits increase, whereas in other therapies the benefits may tend to deteriorate over time for most people. Benefits are dependent on you as an individual, though others have experienced the following:
From increasing your understanding of yourself and others you may experience increased ability to be aware of and work with a wider range of emotions, and with time be able to face difficulties and issues. Many clients experience increased confidence in what they are capable of, raised self-esteem and are able to nurture more mutually beneficial relationships.
As with all undertakings, there are potential risks you can be aware of such as:
Uncomfortable or painful emotions and memories and can impact on your relationships. The cost and time commitments may impact you. Your behaviour may also change and you may experience increased feelings of depression or hopelessness.
You will be working with a qualified and experienced counsellor who has a masters degree, post graduate diploma, and is currently working towards a doctoral level research thesis. The counsellor is a member of the British Psychological Society (UK), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Counselling & Therapy in Scotland.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
£45 per session, concessions from £25 per session for students and those on lower incomes, for example.
Training and qualifications
Currently a Trainee Counselling Psychologist on a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, already with a Diploma in Human Relations & Counselling (Psychodynamic modality) and a MA Hons Psychology degree, as well as extensive and broad working and voluntary experience over four years.