I am Paul Salvage and I am an experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, (UKCP).
I offer individual psychotherapy to Adults, (18+) and Adolescents, (16-25).
Clients seek my help for many reasons, from feeling that life is literally unbearable to a vague sense of unease.
My approach is grounded in analytic theory, although I am also influenced and have trained in Mindfulness, Attachment and trauma based approaches.
What is Analytic Psychotherapy?
Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis all belong to the same school of thought and are based on the belief that through our experiences we create values, beliefs and stories about ourselves that often remain outside of our immediate conscious awareness. These can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, sabotaging of self, careers, and relationships.
I work to facilitate a safe, supportive and consistent environment where self-exploration can be fostered to explore these thoughts, emotions and patterns. I will work with you to carefully unpick and process these. I believe through this, psychotherapy can lead to increased freedom, choice and relief from distressing experiences.
I have worked extensively with adults with anxiety and depression, addiction, anger, relational and family issues, including, loss, separation, and parenting issues. I have also worked with clients in both the public and private sector and the creative industries around work stress. I operate an ethical practice which is anti-discriminatory and am LGBT and neurodiversity affirmative.
Since training I have worked with young adults in both a University setting and for Brighton Council supporting young people in crisis. I was also one of the founders of a rites of passage mentoring scheme for young men and have worked as a family therapist for the youth offending service.
- Depression; feelings of hopelessness, sadness, unresolved loss.
- Anxiety, fear, agitation, low confidence, ruminating and/or obsessive thoughts.
- Relationship difficulties, identity issues, problems managing emotions.
- Family Issues.
- Increased Self-awareness.
- Find yourself engaging in self-destructive behaviour.
- Doing things without really understanding why.
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy can help these feelings and behaviours.
Master’s of Science in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Integrative Counselling with a Mindfulness based approach through The Centre for Mindfulness Based Education.
I regularly attend Continuing Professional development events and course.
If you feel you would like to arrange a session with me at our Brighton and Hove practice or discuss working with me then please get in touch today!