Man is not a solitary beast ; we are social beings and as such we function within a network of relationships. This fabric of relationships builds us, forms us, stimulates us and gives us security…except when there is a tear !
I aim to :
→ Help relieve the stress of problems, of overbearing needs, of emotionally invasive situations and their impact on daily life.
→ Reduce and contain a latent sense of worthlessness, or a sense of loss of direction, of emptiness, of anxiety, and of one of its consequences – addiction.
→ Question what directs our choices, why recurring situations continue to assail us, what our stumbling blocks are.
→ Raise awareness of our underlying mechanisms, our status in any of our relationships (partner, family, professional, social, …) and the stakes we place in those relationships.
I have a particular empathy for the healing work of couples. “Couple” is understood in a wide sense, and is not the simple equation of husband and wife, or man and woman, but can be extended to include a parent and their teenager. Difficulties and conflicts can be treated either individually, or as a couple – it is not necessary for both parties to be present for progress to be made.
When there is a problem in any relationship, this may intrude into other areas of our being, creating difficulties such as depression, loneliness, addiction, obsession, anxiety, or a lack of confidence, …these points can all be addressed during a session.
My clinical practise is based on both psychoanalysis and Transactional Analysis, establishing connections between the psyche and our relationships.