Are you finding your relationships difficult or unsatisfactory? Perhaps you would like a greater sense of connection with those around you. Perhaps you are a couple stuck in a pattern of conflict or unhappiness. It can be difficult to resolve such issues alone.
I offer Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling to individuals and couples. With a kind and thoughtful approach, I seek to create a safe and secure space where we can work together towards resolving the difficulties you might be experiencing.
Psychotherapy and Counselling for Individuals and Couples with Catherine Nendick
Life can present many challenges, times when we might feel confused or overwhelmed and it becomes difficult to think clearly. Instead of being a source of support and comfort our relationships can feel draining and painful. Getting stuck in a place where the ability to communicate is lost and conflict escalates is surprisingly easy. Creating the space for thought, the opportunity for tolerance and the potential for change is achievable.
A Psychodynamic approach can help to identify the unconscious drives and motivations which can come into play in patterns of relating. However, each individual and couple is unique and the focus will be on exploring what works for you. This is a collaborative process and the aim is for the work to be yours and something you can take away and keep with you. A non-judgemental and inclusive welcome is extended to every individual and couple of all cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
Areas I work with:
Relationship difficulties: Including
- Problems forming satisfactory or lasting relationships
- Problems communicating
- Couples counselling
- Loss: of the couple relationship: loss of intimacy: loss of trust:
- Loss and grief: bereavement, miscarriage and termination
- Managing change in relationships: starting a family: parenting together: blended families: children leaving: change of roles
- Anger and conflict
- Career changes: redundancy: retirement: illness
- Fertility issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sexuality and sexual problems
- Stress and feeling overwhelmed
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I trained at Tavistock Relationships gaining the Post Graduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling. To build on the substantial experience gained there and to broaden my approach I became a Relate registered Counsellor. In addition to my private practice I continue in the pursuit of further clinical development with Relate and with other agencies.
I have an MSc (KCL) in Health and Society which examined in depth the societal causes of ill health and the importance of relationships in promoting better health.
Being a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) I adhere to their professional code of ethics and place client care and confidentiality at the forefront of my practice.
You can either call or email me. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
Rates and Practical Information:
Sessions last 50 minutes.
I offer short term or long term therapy: within the therapeutic relationship I would encourage regular attendance (usually weekly) and require at least two days’ notice of cancellation.
Rates vary for individual and couple work and I offer a limited number of low fee sessions.
I am happy to be contacted by phone or email to provide any further information you require.