Paul Salvage

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Hello, I hope here to give a bit of information about me and how I work. Prior to training as a Psychotherapist, I had several careers, however I was aware of a growing deficit in real satisfaction in my life. This led me to involve myself in transformational work with the East/West centre and then to investigate my masculinity, (the good, the bad and the ugly) through mythopoetic men’s work. I helped set up a rite of passage mentoring service for young men.

I then completed the 4-year MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at Brighton University, qualifying in 2014.

Since then, I have worked supporting fathers in the Moulsecoomb and Whitehawk children’s centres, worked for the youth offending service with families with a child at risk,  and for the last ten years worked was a Psychotherapist with homeless young people for Brighton Council as well as with Brighton Therapy centre and in Private Practice.

In my work as a Psychotherapist for Brighton Therapy Centre, I enjoy working with Brighton’s rich and diverse population. I am interested in the way we are shaped by our experiences, including our personal and family histories, our cultures, our identities, and the times we live in. I have particular interest in class and intersectionality.

I have experience working with, anxiety, depression, loss, relationship issues, addiction problems and personality disorders. I tend to work open ended but do also have experience of offering more short-term focused work on a specific issue. My training is psychodynamic which means I will try to explore with you what may be going on both consciously and unconsciously, with the aim of bringing to awareness the obstacles that may be causing painful sometimes repeating experiences. I will listen and witness your experience sharing my reflections in a dialogue with you and through this we will try to create together a way through your difficulties. Therapy would begin with an initial session in which we would we explore this together and you can see if you think I am a good fit for you. If you don’t that’s Ok and we can think together about what might be.

I do charge for missed sessions as that time is put aside for your exclusive use. I don’t charge if I am away.

Get in touch to see how we can help you.