Professional Psychotherapy Consultations

Psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic Help

WHAT IS PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is an exploratory relationship that seeks a deeper understanding of a person’s experience, with the aim of achieving lasting and beneficial change. It involves the mutual discovery that avoids assumptions and adheres to strict boundaries, including confidentiality and not meeting outside sessions.

The process of unravelling and making sense of experience can bring enormous relief, particularly with painful feelings that you may have buried in an attempt to protect yourself. It’s these repressed experiences that often appear in disguised form as symptoms.

ABOUT ME

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS

I am a full member of the Group-Analytic Society International.

I have a Master of Arts in Psychotherapy and a Master of Clinical Science Degree in Psychotherapy awarded by the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences, the University of Kent at Canterbury.

I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision awarded by the Society of Analytical Psychology, and a PGC in Group Analysis awarded by the Institute of Group Analysis and Birkbeck College London.

I am certified in the running of staff groups by the IGA and regularly update my practice by attending workshops, seminars and conferences at leading academic institutions.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • UKCP | United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists

  • CPJA | Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

  • EPIC | The Experiential Psychotherapy Initiative Community

  • GASi | Group Analytic Society International

  • BAPPS | British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisors

  • APP | Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists in the NHS

Consultations

01.

Individual Psychotherapy

Explore aspects of your life with Marcus in a confidential setting. Sometimes one session alone can be helpful.
02.

Group Psychotherapy

A useful graduation point from individual work. Great for building confidence and interpersonal skills.
03.

Individual Supervision

Marcus has a lifetime of experience in the health professions and has been a  BAPPS registered Psychodynamic supervisor since 2011. 
04.

Couples
Session

If your relationship needs attention, Marcus can see you as a couple, this is usually time-limited work over a few sessions. 

PROCESS

I find that it usually takes between one and five consultations to know if you want to enter into psychotherapy, this is normally known as the assessment phase. I see people once or twice weekly, depending on the depth of therapy required.

The focus of the work is invariably the client’s emotional life, feelings, struggles, troubling experiences, and how these might unfold in the therapeutic relationship. Each person will use the therapy differently, there are no guarantees that it will help but often people have cited a relief to symptoms and have experienced positive changes in their lives.

Individual sessions are usually at the same time each week and last for 50 minutes. Sometimes people choose to lay on the couch, while others choose to remain seated face to face. Zoom sessions are also sometimes available.

SESSIONS

Individual Psychotherapy: £80.00 (per 50-minute session)

Group Psychotherapy: £95.00 (payable monthly)

Couples: £95.00 (per 1 hour session)

Individual Supervision: Negotiated fee 

Individual Psychotherapy:
£80.00 (per 50-minute session)

Group Psychotherapy: £95.00 (payable monthly)

Couples:
£95.00 (per 1 hour session)

Individual Supervision:
Negotiated fee 

EXPERIENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY INITIATIVE

The Experiential Psychotherapy Initiative offers training for health care professionals who wish to improve psychological approaches to their work. Psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, teachers, occupational therapists, GPs, psychotherapists, counsellors, project workers, HCA’s, music therapists, drama therapists, and art therapists have attended our events.

We work as a cooperative to make sessions affordable and our seminars are once a month on Saturday mornings over eight months of the year. A certificate is awarded to those who attend eight sessions. Graduates have access to supervision or other psychodynamic groups at reasonable rates.

Psychodynamic Skills International 2022

Due to the continuing Covid pandemic, we are continuing our seminars online throughout 2022. 
Zoom has assisted us in developing an international EPI community. With seminars this year from  Romania, Greece, USA, Ukraine, Isreal, Albania, China, India, and no fixed abode (refugees) 
 
We plan to resume our Annual Dartford Dream Conference for an in-person meeting ( not online) on Saturday, October 29th, 2022.
Full details pending.
 

Psychotherapy links

The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

APP

The Group-Analytic Society
International

GASI

United Kingdom Council for
Psychotherapy

UKCP

The Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

CJPA

The Institute of
Group
Analysis

IGA

The British Association for Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Supervisors

BAPPS

Experiential
Psychotherapy
Initiative Community

EPIC

Contact

Location

41 Overy St | Dartford | Kent | DA1 1UP

Phone

077606 14028