Key Information:


Lowry House, 12 Kennerley’s Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5EQ.

and,

Hampden House Psychotherapy Service.

2 Palatine Road, Withington. Manchester. M20 3JA.



"It is never too late to become the person you might have been."

George Eliot     



Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a psychological treatment that can bring relief to people who suffer symptoms such as depression, anxiety, phobias, stress, trauma, anger, shame and difficulties with maintaining emotionally intimate and sexual relationships. The treatment takes place within a carefully protected setting that allows for feelings to gradually unfold and be explored within a safe, trustworthy and confidential space.


The symptoms I describe above are a small part of a complicated set of experiences that can hinder people from reaching their full potential in life. Many people experience such symptoms at some stage of their life, often resolving them without outside help. Sometimes the difficulties persist as  emotional states that are difficult to bear. These states of mind are often linked to unrecognised difficulties. A person might cope with these by seeking comfort from familiar but unhelpful patterns of thinking and acting. These states of mind can be quite frightening and, when unable to be resolved, can leave people feeling that they are unable to move on with their lives.


 Whatever the symptoms, the feelings behind them are likely to help people begin to understand what is happening. Such feelings have often been pushed out of mind and viewed as unacceptable in one way or another. Given this, they need careful attention from somebody who is able to remain calm, curious and able to think about the full range of human emotions that people experience.


A person coming for help from a psychotherapist will be encouraged to reflect upon the thoughts, feelings and dreams that they bring to their sessions. This work will aid the development of understanding and insight into the unconscious nature of their symptoms. It is the work of turning such unconscious aspects of the mind into conscious awareness that will helps people feel empowered towards creative and adaptive ways of living their life. Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists are specifically trained to use their relationship with clients to notice the unconscious and conscious aspects of a person’s mind. Linking such insights to a person’s thinking and behaviour helps to bring understanding to a person’s view of themselves and others, in turn this brings relief to ongoing experiences of psychological suffering and distress.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy sessions happen regularly and at a frequency of up to twice weekly.  The setting provides as much continuity as possible, allowing the person seeking help to become known to the therapist as fully as possible. The work is open-ended in order to give as much time as is needed for helpful change to happen.



I hope that my website will help you decide whether to seek treatment with me. The following pages provide you with some information about my training, my professional background and details of my registration body, The British Psychoanalytic Council. You can click on the BPC badge below, which links to their website, for more information. I have also provided details about how I view Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and how it might help.


If you do decide to phone or email I will get back to you as soon as possible. At that point we can begin to discuss arrangements for an initial consultation.



If you are interested in seeking specialist supervision as an individual or group; or to gain a psychodynamic perspective of organisational dynamics I will be equally as happy to receive your enquiry. I will be able to offer some initial thoughts about my availability and the possibility of what could be offered over the telephone.


It is most helpful to arrange a telephone conversation by email in the first instance by clicking on the e-mail link at the bottom of the page.  I can be contacted via telephone on 07413 330001.