27th August 2016 

Psychotherapy for Kingston upon Thames, Twickenham and Richmond


Anne Marie Cussins MA.DipPsych. UKCP. registered Psychotherapist. Recognised by Bupa and Aviva insurance companies to work with their members. http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_anne_marie_cussins



I qualified in 1986 and have since been in private practice offering treatment for all types of emotional problems and disorders.

In my practice in Kingston upon Thames I also provide eating disorder psychotherapy, on the borders of Surrey and Middlesex.

Asana Health is also conveniently located for Hampton Wick, Twickenham, Teddington and Richmond. In my practice I can offer:

  • Intensive psychotherapy.
  • Brief Psychodynamic therapy.
  • Psychotherapy for Couples.
  • Treatment for eating disorders,anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating.
  • Psychotherapy for anxiety and depression; these problems may affect the body and mind simultaneously and you may need sessions for a period of time which will help you to be free from medication in the long-term. (See a description of how this may occur in the testimonial below).




My Approach

My approach is psychodynamic with the psychoanalytic understanding that some of our emotional life is not easy to be in touch with, and, can only gradually be revealed. The relationship with the therapist is an important context in which we can explore some of the less conscious feelings that arise, and dreams are also significant as the process of therapy unfolds. I will also help you in this collaborative process by offering a safe space in which I listen empathically in order to understand your particular experience as an individual.

In therapy with me,one aspect is that you will be able to better know how early experiences influence the 'emotional present'and can effect your self-identity and your relationships. Psychotherapy is often a commitment over a period of time and I will help you by enabling a trusting relationship where often "the unthought known", experiences which you may not have thought are significant, may be felt, and spoken about, and offer a new way of thinking about your present and future.

As changes take place, prior to, and during therapy, the challenges can be difficult to face; psychotherapy can enable you to make the progress you would like for yourself.




Eating disorders

I have a special interest in eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating. Since 1986, I have seen clients with these problems and have developed my approach to reflect the experience gained over time with the latest clinical understanding of these syndromes.

Testimonial

Over a period of more than twenty years I experienced regular acute periods of anxiety and depression requiring medication and, on one occasion, in- patient hospital care.

I started seeing Anne for weekly Psychotherapy in October 2008.

Psychotherapy was not a quick fix but gradually helped me understand how experiences and patterns of behaviour picked up in early life and beyond were behind the acute symptoms I would experience.

Through this understanding I feel much stronger psychologically and, when I am vulnerable to negative thoughts and feelings, much better able to recognise and deal with them.

More than this, although part of the same process, Psychotherapy has helped me increase my self esteem and self confidence, improving my quality of life in numerous ways.

Anne is a skilled and experienced Psychotherapist who understands that it takes time for changes in thought patterns to occur but isn’t afraid to use direct confrontation when required.

I would often enter a session with a myriad of thoughts and emotions creating a strong feeling of confusion, whereupon three or four questions and observations from Anne later, the issues and processes going on would be quite clear.

I would strongly recommend Psychotherapy as a treatment and Anne as a Psychotherapist.



Anne Marie Cussins MA.DipPsych. UKCP. registered. Working at Asana Health in Kingston upon Thames. Psychotherapy and Counselling based within easy reach of Twickenham, Richmond, Hampton Wick, Teddington, Wimbledon, Surbiton, Central and West London, Isleworth, Brentford, Kew, Hounslow, Roehampton, Sheen, Barnes, Ham, Petersham, East Molesey, Sunbury and other areas in Surrey and Middlesex.

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