David Sagar

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

I studied Modern Languages at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, and then went into teaching. Subsequently, I trained as a psychotherapist at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London, where I gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Psychodynamic Counselling. I have since obtained a diploma in the Foundations of Analytical Psychology: An Introductory Course in Jungian and Post-Jungian Concepts, and I have completed a course in Clinical Practice from a Jungian Perspective. I have many years’ experience in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As a therapist, I focus on what the client is bringing to the sessions and helping them to process their preoccupations. This can enable them, for example, to release emotions that have got stuck in their Nervous System (drawing on Polyvagal Theory), to understand their patterns in relationship which cause friction or distress, to become more confident in expressing themselves and standing up for themselves, to get out of ruts in relating or working, to find ways of living that more closely align with their real selves, values and ambitions, including those that have been given up for various reasons, and to develop an adult relationship with their parents.

I have worked with people who are co-dependent, anxious, depressed, bereaved, have low self-esteem or suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Early Relational Trauma or Complex PTSD. When appropriate, I work with clients’ dreams, which can bring in my Jungian training. I am also experienced in working with gay men and women, and with spirituality. (I am a member of the BACP Spirituality Division.) In summary, I follow clients’ process and help them to develop more satisfying lives.

What can therapy help with?
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Adjustment to change Trauma/PTSD
  • Childhood trauma
  • Single-event trauma
  • Abuse
  • Lack of motivation
  • Addictions
  • Lack of sense of meaning
  • Career change

MBACP (Accredited)

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