I provide contemporary Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to older adolescents and adults. I also work with Couples and Families, including families of young people with eating disorders or depression and suicidality, utilising Family Based and Attachment-Focussed Treatments respectively. My practice also employs Focussed Psychological Strategies.
Psychotherapy has as its basic objective, personality growth. Psychotherapy stems from psychoanalytic theories of human behaviour and mental life, regarding the individual as an ever changing dynamic system, and assumes that many emotional and cognitive functions and experiences take place in the unconscious. Above is a link to a podcast about psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Follow the link above to hear Dr Norman Doidge speak about psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
I have experience with adults, families and young people in treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, behavioural difficulties, relationship troubles, personality disorders and trauma.
In addition to my University level Masters studies in mental health, i have also completed the intensive training in Contemporary Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I have undertaken training in Australia and the US, in the Family Based Treatment (Maudsley Method) of adolescent eating disorders, and am a Certified Provider of the Maudsley Method Family Based Treatment for the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents. I also work individually with adults with an eating disorder. An article on therapy treatments is here: evamusby.co.uk/therapists-treatments-anorexia/
I have additional couples therapy experience arising from my training and Internship at Relationships Australia, my externship with the International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy and Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Couples I see have been in conflict, struggling to communicate, feeling distanced from each other or troubled by one partner's struggles with depression or gambling for example.
I work individually with individuals implementing a range of therapies from long-term Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; a specialist. depth-psychology, medium-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and the shorter-term, Dialectical Behavioural, Cognitive Behavioural, Interpersonal, Acceptance and Commitment, and Motivational Enhancement Therapies for example.
In all of my work you will find that I presuppose that the early stages of life are critical to the development of all later evolving structures and functions - particularly of the brain and mind - and can impact on current dilemmas and response to life events and trauma. I also believe that emotion is central to deeply understanding the human condition and experience, and that unconscious processes and phenomena lie at the core of the self, throughout the lifespan.
Recent workshops I have completed are:
Multidisciplinary treatment, i.e. additional services, may be needed, particularly if you are in need of immediate or acute and active psychiatric care or hospitalisation where there is high risk of self-harm, suicide or medical compromise from starvation.
I am located at 7-9 Bardolph Street, Glen iris 3147, mob: 0412 563638, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 03 9011 9656