"Psychoanalysis is a method of treatment that helps people understand themselves  their relationships, and how they behave in the world. Psychoanalytic treatment is based on the idea that we are frequently motivated to act by impulses that we don’t recognize because they originate in our unconscious. These unconscious conflicts can create negative feelings – emotions such as unhappiness, anxiety, or depression – which can be expressed in many ways, including self-destructive behavior, or difficulties with personal relationships or work" (APA)

In sessions your analytic process is contained within previously agreed boundaries and is entirely confidential. One or two sessions a week are usually sufficient although daily therapy is not unheard of.  The ensuing Maieutic discourse comes from one of Plato's "Dialogues," Socrates applies "maieutikos" to his method of bringing forth new ideas by reasoning and dialogue. These new ideas and latent memories are the key to better awareness, understanding and self managing of your wellbeing. They can be transformative and life changing. Potentially delivering a new life, the therapist is sometimes considered a socratic midwife.

A member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and The Society for Social and Critical Psychoanalysis (an organisation that promotes and fosters psychoanalytic thinking and practice in Cornwall and the SW region). I am registered (No. 2011167925)  and accredited with the UKCP. I offer a confidential space to talk in the heart of Penryn, Cornwall.

Initial consultation is free after which my usual fee is £50 per session.

For further information on Psychotherapy follow the link to the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - The UK’s leading professional body for the education, training and accreditation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Information for the Site is also available. Please click on links below:


Some areas therapy may help to explore:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender questioning
  • Stress
  • PTSD
  • Panic attacks
  • Self-harm
  • Repeating unhelpful patterns
  • Sexual identity
  • Phobias
  • ADHD
  • Lack of confidence
  • Bereavement
  • The aging process
  • 'Obsessive compulsive disorder' (OCD)
  • Difficulties with alcohol or drugs
  • Borderline personality disorder' (BPD)
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating Disorders