I’m Effy, a psychodynamic MNCS Accredited therapist and counsellor based in east London. Currently I work only online.
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.
I am also accepting referrals for couples in my role as trainee psychosexual therapist (at reduced cost). I am training in an integrative model that combines psychodynamic relational thinking with practical behavioural interventions.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is psychodynamic therapy?
'Psychodynamic' is an umbrella term for a therapeutic orientation characterised by its attention to out-of-awareness aspects of our mind and the ways in which our histories affect our experience of the world. Different practitioners use this framework differently: for me it is an approach that offers a good therapeutic balance for understanding and growth. There is space for exploration (i.e. it is not overly prescriptive or manualised) but room too for the idea 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 level of insight into ourselves and those around us. From a position of greater understanding, we potentially find ourselves more compassionate, more grounded, and more able to act flexibly in many different situations.