Dikla Braier – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
I am an experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adhere to its ethical framework.
I hold a MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University London and currently undertaking further clinical training with The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis as a trainee psychoanalyst.
I have a rich background working mainly with adults in a variety of mental health settings that includes hospitals, NHS in both primary and secondary care and the voluntary sector. I worked with people from different walks of life, with different backgrounds, circumstances and physical and mental health needs. It means that I can support my clients with a vast range of needs or challenges they might be facing.
How I work and what I offer
I work in a way that offers a safe, non-judgmental, socially minded space for you to look at what brought you to seek therapy at the moment. To explore more deeply what might lie beneath the surface and contributes or sustains feelings of pain, distress, confusion, restlessness, or maybe even a general sense of not finding your place in the world.
I mainly work psychodynamically and psychoanalytically. It means that I work with what is visible and known to us and others, but also particularly interested in the less seen parts of us, the pats that are often irrational, overlooked, misunderstood, or the parts that are yet known to us. We may not know or understand these parts, how they were form and affected by others, society and our environments – but it does not mean they are not there, in constant operation, shaping our everyday lives, our relationships and our identities.
Psychoanalysis may sound daunting, outdated or frighting, but when it is practiced in a mindful and contemporary way, its unique nature and thinking allows us to fully adopt our curiosity about ourselves, others and the world around us. As it is not a ‘one size fits all’ type of psychotherapy and acknowledges that meaningful change takes time, it embraces our individuality and invites us to truly be ourselves. In that aspect, psychoanalysis has room and is for everyone.
Sessions and fees
I see my role as psychotherapist to work alongside you, to go with you on your personal journey in your pace, capacity and direction. It is for this reason I offer open-ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy, giving you the space to do as much work as feel right or necessary to you.
We can meet for one session a week, two, or more depending on what feels needed.
I operate a sliding scale, with £65 being the average fee for a 50 minutes session.
We can discuss and agree the fee in your initial consultation, taking into consideration your personal circumstances and the number of weekly sessions we will have.
The initial consultation is charged at £50.
I aim to make both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as accessible and affordable as possible, and so I reserve a limited number of spaces at a reduced cost for those who need it.
If you would like to start working together, or think together how this might look like, please email me and we can arrange a time for an initial consultation.
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