Pete Doyle Therapist in North LondonPete Doyle

MBACP Accredited

0780 393 8595

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Adolescents in North London

Counselling and Therapy - How I work

I am a qualified Psychodynamic therapist. 
You may be reading this because you are struggling with life problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Loss, Negative thoughts,Stress,Relationship problems, Sexual problems, Addiction, Financial problems, Debt,Spending,Gambling,Internet addiction etc etc.

Identifying mental health problems or illness may be difficult without a concept of mental health. One way of thinking about mental health and mental health problems is that they exist on different points of a continuum. Each of us may be found somewhere on this continuum at different points, at different times, for different reasons.

Emotional difficulties and mental health problems frequently coincide with life events such as relationships,marriage, divorce, work, moving home, transitions, childbirth, bereavement, loss and stress, depression,addiction to alcohol,drugs,gaming,sex,internet,food,spending etc.

I would consider an individuals culture, social, educational, ethnic, sexual and religious backround and current circumstances when attempting to understand, identify or assess mental health or behavioural problems.

The way I work is firstly to try and  establish a rapport with you so that you feel at ease enough to talk freely about your thoughts,feelings, and concerns.

One of the aims of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness- helping you to unravel, experience, and understand your true, deep rooted feelings in order to resolve them.

I would observe and take notice of  what is happening in the relationship between us, e.g. how you are expressing yourself and how you feel  being with me. Are you able to be clear in your communication with me about what you want to say?, If you are struggling to communicate your  thoughts and feelings with me, it is likely that you are struggling with this in your  personal and work relationships.We would help you gain insight in to yourself and help you identify, express and communicate your true feelings more effectively.

We would try and establish what you want from therapy. Between us we would hope to become aware of any thoughts or feelings you  may be supressing, and try to identify any defence/coping mechanisms that you  may have adapted over the years.

I also like to work with any distorted thoughts or feelings you may have about yourself or others, with the view to  help you gain a healthier , more realistic perspective.

Together we would hope to gain insight and understanding as to what is causing the symptoms with an aim to alleviate any confusion,frustration, pain and suffering.

I do short term dynamic counselling and long term, depending on the individuals needs.

Fees.. I charge £90 per session(Individual). £140 per session for couples.

I provide Face to Face in my private place (N11 1GN) and online therapy with either WhatsAp,Skype,Zoom, Telephone. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to arrange to have therapy, or even if you just want to have a chat to discuss whether therapy is for you at this time or not (no obligations).