I’m Effy, a psychodynamic therapist and counsellor based in east London.
I work with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, self esteem issues, and interpersonal struggles. I have experience working with ongoing mental health problems and complex trauma. I also have a special interest in ADHD.
I encourage enquiries from the LGBTQ community, from people in non-monogamous or alternative relationships, trans people, neurodiverse people, disabled and chronically-ill people, SWs, and other marginalised folk, as well as people who fall outside these identities. I aim to be competent and well-informed around, rather than merely accepting of, marginalised identities.
My practice is informed by critical and reflective feminist (trans and sex worker-inclusive) perspectives.
Sessions are generally once a week and last for 50 minutes. My standard session fee is £70.
A limited number of low-cost spaces (£25) are available for those who are on a low income and do not have access to funds or other wealth. Please get in touch if this describes you and you would like to join the low-cost waiting list.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is psychodynamic therapy?
Good question. It can mean a number of things but I would describe it as an approach that looks at the dynamics within us and between us and other people. It is interested in our histories, our contexts, and our relationships. It gives space (i.e. it is not overly prescriptive) but believes too that we should not always shy away from uncomfortable feelings. It provides a framework that encourages us to connect to ourselves more authentically, and to improve our insight into ourselves and those around us. From a position of greater insight, we potentially find ourselves more compassionate, more grounded, and more able to act flexibly in different situations.