Patricia Connolly is a psychodynamic therapist who can offer appointments for both short-term and longer-term counselling.
Short-term counselling (up to 12 sessions) could work for you if you would like to discuss a specific issue or challenge. It could also be a useful introduction to talking therapy if you are unfamiliar with how it works. If you would like to explore things over a longer time, Patricia also offers psychotherapy for up to one year (an extension may be mutually agreed).
The psychodynamic approach encourages us to become more aware of how our early relationships shape who we are in the present. When we begin to fully explore our emotions and attitudes we find a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves, which can also transform the way we relate to others. Counselling creates a space in which we can start to identify – and challenge -our patterns of thought and behaviour, allowing new perspectives to emerge.
Patricia has a Masters degree in Psychodynamic Counselling/Psychotherapy and is a Registered member of the BACP. She has worked with a diverse range of clients – children, young people and adults – in a variety of settings, including an alcohol and drug recovery service, and university and school counselling services. She is also a CPCAB-registered tutor who teaches counselling to diploma level. Before she retrained, Patricia spent 20 years working in the media.
Patricia works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.