David Owen

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, from those connected with severe abuse and trauma to those that might be regarded as being of a more ordinary nature.

I have provided counselling and psychotherapy in various settings since 2004. My qualification is in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy, with a significant Jungian element to my training and professional development. I have also trained in person-centred and psychodynamic counselling, along with a substantial involvement in humanistic work and other approaches to developing human potential. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council as a full member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation, and I am a training therapist for The University of Brighton’s Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I offer from 1 to 3 weekly sessions, using the chair and/or the couch. My therapeutic approach is both supportive and challenging, and aims to facilitate a productive ongoing dialogue. Though not having specialisms as such, I will endeavour to bring a useful psychoanalytic perspective to whatever your issues might be. In our initial meeting(s) we can explore what working together may be able to offer you at this point in your life.

Although potentially helpful in the shorter term, psychoanalytic treatment aspires towards a deep, lasting resolution of difficulties, relying for its full effectiveness on the development of a secure and rewarding therapeutic relationship. Above all, there is an aim to engage with the issues you bring in all their likely complexity. Because of this the therapeutic process can take time.*

Languages spoken: English

Medium used: In person

*For more information on what to expect from psychoanalytic psychotherapy please go to the ‘Therapies’ page on the Brighton Therapy Centre website: https://brightontherapycentre.org.uk/therapies-we-offer/#psychoanalytic

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