Anna

My name is Anna; I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and an EMDR therapist offering both short and long term therapy.

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council as both a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist. I am a registered member of EMDR UK and Ireland.

I am also a Mental Health Nurse, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

To contact me directly:

E: anna@victoriatherapycentre.co.uk

EXPERIENCE

I began my career as a registered mental health nurse, working in a variety of settings within the NHS, before choosing to add to my knowledge and skills by completing a challenging training in psychotherapy. I have worked in this role within the NHS for a number of years before branching into private practice.

My understanding of emotional distress, psychological issues, mental ill health and the effects on the self, others and our relationships was borne out of lived experience. This has provided me with the necessary interest, compassion and commitment to pursue life long training in the field of psychological health.

I currently offer psychotherapy in three formats or a combination of:

Traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy is a long term therapy, underaken once or twice weekly, that aims to help people with psychological issues. It helps a patient to understand and change complex, deep-seated, and often unconsciously based, emotional and relationship problems by reducing symptoms and alleviating distress.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a time-limited psychodynamic therapy over 16 sessions and is helpful for those who find that their emotional issues and problems with mood seem to be related to their relationships. This style of therapy differs from traditional psychodynamic therapy, being more focused and with the therapist being more active in the therapy room.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses bilateral stimulation to reprocess traumatic memories helping to reduce the amount of emotion attached to the memories.

Whether short or longer term psychodynamic psychotherapy or EMDR therapy is the treatment of choice for a particular individual depends on a variety of factors – the nature of your difficulties, the suitability of the therapy for you and the potential for us to develop a therapeutic alliance.

Should you wish to consider any of these approaches, I would ask you to attend 2 assessment sessions for us to think together about whether they may be of benefit to you and which approach would be most suitable, before moving on to a course of treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Qualified EMDR therapist with EMDR UK & Ireland
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Diploma in Health Studies, University of Bradford
  • BA (Hons) First Class Degree in Professional Practice in Health Care, University of Bradford
  • Post Graduate Diploma in the Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Part One Qualifying Course, University Of Essex
  • Inter-cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Part 2 Qualifying Course, University of Essex (Accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council and member of the Tavistock and Portman Society)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Qualifying Course, Anna Freud Centre (Accredited by the BPC)
British Psychoanalytic Council
EMDR therapists at Victoria Therapy Centre near Bingley and Ilkley in West Yorkshire


RATES

Sessions are charged at £55

For more information or to book an assessment, please email anna@victoriatherapycentre.co.uk