Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
I am a Clinical Psychologist/ Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Coach.
I believe that consulting a psychotherapist should be easily accessible and normal activity like going to the gym or see a dentist.
Therapy is for everybody
I am fully trained and experienced professional, and open-minded, dedicated and curious.
I don't follow any dogma and although I care deeply about psychology and psychotherapy, I also recognise the immense contributions of philosophy, culture, art, music, and literature to understanding the human condition.
I appreciate the pain and joy of being alive, and I provide a safe, private space for exploring and making sense of the human experience.
I have create a safe space in the heart of Paris to welcome psychodynamic psychotherapy and coaching services.
I also operate virtually around the world, wherever you may be, offering online psychodynamic psychotherapy.
A one to one individual psychodynamic psychotherapeutic session of an hour duration, offers an objective, non- judgemental time and space, in which you can talk freely and openly about the things which worry you; facilitated, all the while, with valuable insight from a trained professional.
In a safe and supportive space personal concerns, conflicts and problems can be explored in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality where new solutions to old problems may be found.
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Life is unpredictable. Brace yourself with a suite of coping mechanisms, internal and external, then deploy them flexibly
by Selda Koydemir
is a London-based wellbeing consultant and researcher. She primarily works with individuals in business to help them become more resilient in professional and personal life. As a mental health practitioner, she provides psychotherapy services to adults. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Bamberg in Germany where she teaches Positive Psychology and Psychological Strengths and Wellbeing.
Edited by Christian Jarrett
Need to know
Adversity is everywhere. It can strike when you’re least expecting it, and it might be accompanied by unpleasant, albeit normal, reactions such as anxiety, excessive worry, disappointment, grief, shame, frustration and sadness. Moving on from, and even growing through, a difficult or traumatic experience can be hard, but it is possible.
I’m sure you’ve already heard, read or witnessed many inspiring stories of people who have bounced back from adversity, such as the death of a loved one, losing a job, serious physical illnesses, accidents, disasters or wars. But what should we do when we’re faced with hardship ourselves? How will we deal with our pain? Can we prepare ourselves for this inevitable experience?
The answers to these questions are not straightforward, but the psychological concept of ‘resilience’ can help. Given that we’re all currently in the midst of an adverse situation – the COVID-19 pandemic – understanding resilience is especially pertinent. Resilience is defined as the ability to navigate successfully through, and recover from, stressful circumstances or crisis situations, and to do so in a way that leads to healthy functioning over time. That is, resilience is not only about bouncing back, but also about experiencing some sort of growth, such as finding meaning and purpose, self-awareness or experiencing improvement in interpersonal relationships.
Defining resilience might sound easy, but it’s a more complex concept than you might think.
First, many people display resilience immediately following exposure to a hardship or potentially traumatic event. And in the long term, most people who have gone through traumatic experiences don’t show signs of depression or anxiety problems later in life. Consider the study of New York residents in the wake of the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001: the researchers found that 65 per cent of those questioned had returned to their normal level of functioning within six months. You too might be capable of more resilience than you realise.
Second, although some people seem disposed to deal more effectively with stress and anxiety, and to better regulate their emotions, resilience is not a single trait that you either possess or you don’t. Rather, it’s a set of skills, including behaviours and thoughts that can be improved through learning and exposure to new experiences.
Third, although individual characteristics matter for resilience, contextual factors also have an influence, such as the social, health and economic resources available to you. For instance, you might be predisposed for resilience but, if you were brought up in an unsupportive and stressful environment by abusive parents, you might not develop it. In fact, as well as being inaccurate, it is unfair and harmful to see resilience purely as an individual trait – people who struggle to recover from a negative life event might think that there’s something inherently wrong with them, which isn’t true. Access to certain external resources is a major factor in anyone’s ability to display resilience.
Fourth, resilience is dynamic. You can be resilient in one context but then your capacity for resilience, or your ability to draw on available resources, might not be enough for another, possibly more demanding or difficult, situation. All of us can be more resilient at one stage in our lives but less so in another.