Brett Morris MA (Psych.), BPC Registered Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Supervision & Counselling
in Central London

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What is psychotherapy and how does it work?


Psychotherapy takes place in a private and confidential setting, and is an interactive and collaborative process between patient and therapist. Therapy is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop greater self-awareness, and a deeper understanding of their relationships with others.

People from all walks of life seek therapy for many different issues. Sometimes there is a very specific reason, but in other cases the immediate cause of distress is less apparent.

The establishment, over time, of a trusting and genuine relationship between the patient and the therapist, greatly contributes to the successful outcome of psychotherapy.


How do you work?

The type of therapy I offer is designed to work with complex and deep-rooted difficulties. These difficulties may present themselves in relation to a specific life-problem (like a redundancy or loss), or in a less-focussed way, (such as a generalised feeling of anxiety, sadness or emptiness).

I encourage people to attend sessions as frequently as possible. Meeting frequently doesn't mean that the person seeking help is very ill, as it might in a medical model. Instead, a higher frequency of sessions greatly helps continuity of care, and allows for more-sustained and nuanced working through of emotional problems, which are generally complex and need time to untangle.

I have completed rigorous and thorough clinical trainings in counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and have worked in the field of mental health for many years. I have also undertaken over a decade of high-frequency personal psychoanalysis myself. This experience enables me to work in-depth with my patients, and to know first-hand what it is like to be a patient in this form of treatment.

Whatever the frequency of sessions, making a commitment to the therapeutic process in terms of time and openness to work on entrenched difficulties is extremely important if such conflicts are to change.

To find out more about my training, qualifications and clinical experience please click here.


Beginning therapy

It is not uncommon to feel hesitant or unsure about seeking help. In our preliminary sessions there is an opportunity for us to meet each other and explore whether the sort of therapy I offer might be helpful to you. There is no commitment to ongoing work at this stage. If however, you decide you would like to continue, we would agree regular days and times to meet on an ongoing basis.

To contact me by email to discuss your situation or to arrange an initial consultation please click here.


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