My name is Anna Gyorfi, I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with adults and couples.
I have over 20 years experience in mental health provision, having worked as clinical psychologist and psychotherapist first in Budapest and since 2011 in London. After moving to the UK I held a placement at South London and Maudsley IAPT service for 2 years before setting up my own private practice.
I studied Psychology (MA) at ELTE University and Clinical Psychology at Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest. I am also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained at the Hungarian Psychoanalytic Society and a trainee couple therapist at the Tavistock Clinic. I am Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society in the Division of Clinical Psychology and candidate member of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the regulating body of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy profession.
I am a talking therapist working in the psychoanalytic tradition. This means that together with the patient we look at how the unconscious mind can influence their thoughts and behaviours, how it can recreate the past in their present. We explore early childhood experiences to discover how these events might have shaped the individual’s personality and how they contribute to current situations.
Sometimes people seek help for specific reasons such as panic attacks, physical pain or discomfort without apparent medical reason, phobic anxieties or problems with eating, sleeping or sexuality. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships.
People choosing this type of treatment often meet with their therapist at least once a week and may remain in therapy for a number of months or years. Meeting regularly for a longer time enables both parties to get to know the other and engage in a therapeutic relationship that opens a special space for emotional discoveries.
If you are finding your relationship isn’t satisfying for a long time you may be realising it won’t change without help. Couples counselling can be effective at moving your relationship on.
There could be various difficulties. You may be arguing all the time, about the smallest things, and getting nowhere. Perhaps it’s financial issues, family conflicts, different parenting styles or sexual issues. Maybe it is jealousy or lack of trust caused by infidelity. It is also possible that you don’t argue at all, on the contrary, you can’t seem to find the words to talk about what is bothering you and feel that communication and intimacy between you broke down completely. You may be feeling frustrated and angry, lonely at times, misunderstood, resentful or bored. These emotions you have about your relationship are common. But when you don’t seem to be able to move on, counselling can help.
In couple therapy we can explore together what you value in your relationship, and what you’d like to see changed, how each of you deals with conflict and what issues you find difficult to talk about.
For some, therapy is seen a 'last resort' to save a relationship. While of course this is sometimes the case, you do not have to wait until things get that bad before trying it. Many couples use therapy sessions as a way to keep their relationship healthy and address any underlying concerns that may become conflicts in the future.
You can’t repair a relationship in one or two sessions, but in time couple therapy can offer couples a journey which helps them understand themselves and each other better, find words for feelings and fears and better care for each other.
Couple therapy also allows you to make thoughtful decisions about your relationship, which may include rejuvenating it, but occasionally it may mean making a decision to end it. If that’s the case, therapy can help you come to a more amicable resolution.
Phone: +44 (770) 422-3777
Personal psychotherapy and counselling
Each session: £60
Each session: £80
If you are not sure about the nature of your difficulties, whether you would benefit from counselling or not, please contact me for a no-obligation confidential e-mail consultation:Email: gzqujibBjqajn1gon