Daniel Mapp – psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Long-term talking therapy in London SE1,
a short walk from London Bridge station. In-person sessions available.

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Welcome.

I offer long-term individual psychotherapy, orientated by a psychoanalytic perspective.

What can psychotherapy help with? There may be a specific issue that needs to be talked about — bereavement, a break-up, problems at work. At other times it’s something less clearly defined — feeling sad, anxious, or disconnected. There may be questions about identity, sex and sexuality, social expectations. Maybe there are patterns of behaving and relating which are stuck, troubling, compulsive. Or just the sense that something isn’t quite working, even if it’s not clear exactly what that is.

Beginning therapy. Whatever it is that first brings someone to the consulting room, developing a sense of curiosity about the problem is an important part of psychotherapy. What’s going on? Where does it come from? Can things change? Psychotherapy provides a non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore these questions, and the concerns they bring to light. This can involve talking about the past, family and relationships, and important life events. But we also pay attention to the unconscious, to dreams, fantasies, and whatever happens in everyday life, even if it seems insignificant or nonsensical.

Working psychoanalytically. Meeting regularly in an open-ended way, once or twice a week, it’s possible to find a new way of speaking and of being heard. Gradually, something is worked out, put into words, opening up a space to encounter yourself and your life in a new way. The emphasis in psychoanalysis is not on giving advice, making plans for self-improvement, or drawing up plans and intentions. Rather the focus is on your own understanding and solutions. This process takes time, but the changes that it brings about are profound and long-lasting.

Get in touch. If you’d like to make an initial appointment to talk about working together, please get in touch on 07747 728788 or email contact@danielmapp.com

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Common questions

Fees: The standard fee is £60 a session, with a limited number of reduced fee appointments available. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice are payable in full.

Length: Sessions last for up to 50 minutes.

Frequency: Most people come once or twice a week, although it’s possible to come more or less frequently than that.

How long does it take? In some forms of counselling and therapy a fixed number of meetings is agreed at the outset. Psychoanalytic work is different in that the unfolding of the work itself determines how long we continue to meet. Some people may feel better after a few weeks or months, but it’s best to approach therapy as an open-ended process, one that’s different for each person.

Confidentiality: The feeling that anything can be spoken about in psychotherapy is crucial, and confidentiality is part of what allows this sense of trust to develop. Everything relating to the therapy — including what is spoken about during sessions — is completely confidential. To read more about confidentiality and my ethical code as a trainee, please visit the CFAR and UKCP websites.

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About me

I’m a registered UKCP trainee psychotherapist and have been training since 2014 with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, a London-based organisation established to promote and develop Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis in the UK. I worked for several years in a reduced fee service at Number 42 Psychotherapy and Wellbeing and before that was involved with community projects supporting people experiencing a mental health crisis. I am also an organising member of the Phrontisterion, a community of academics, artists and clinicians with an interest in psychoanalysis.

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Location

I work from a consulting room located on Southwark Bridge Road, a short walk from Borough and London Bridge stations.

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Contact

Email: contact@danielmapp.com

Telephone: 07747 728788