Skype, FaceTime, or Phone Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic or Jungian Supervision

We provide psychoanalytic and psychodynamic supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists. We do this by Skype, Facetime or phone for therapists working anywhere in the world.
Of course it can seem difficult working with a supervisor you haven't met, but sometimes there isn't an appropriately qualified and experienced supervisor working locally. And currently there are restrictions on face to face work due to corona virus.

The theoretical model we use is psychoanalytic and psychodynamic and our preferred way of working is similar to that described in Patrick Casement's book, " On Learning from the Patient" - in other words, a modern British Object Relations approach, favouring the work of Winnicott and Bion. However, because we have worked extensively in the NHS, we are pragmatic in our approach. We consider that the central task of the supervisor is to provide a facilitative environment to assist the therapist in following the content of the client's material, both what is on the surface and what the underlying meanings might be. We also place a strong emphasis on keeping the therapist and patient safe. This means helping the therapist to maintain a manageable caseload and also helping them with risk assessment.

Skype & phone supervision have huge geographical advantages.  There may not be an experienced and well trained therapist working nearby.  Also, people are often short of time and so it's better for them to do 50 minutes in their home or workplace than to travel 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back in addition to the 50 minutes.  Another advantage of telephone supervision is that, for people with mobility problems, there's no need to go out of the home. Additionally, skype & phone supervision provides a reduced financial and ecological cost in that petrol or diesel is not being burned up on the journey. 
This Skype & phone supervision is for both individual therapists and for counselling and psychotherapy organisations.

Please feel free to call us to have a free preliminary discussion to explore whether it might be a good enough fit.
We are open to working with counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists who haven't had a formal psychodynamic or psychoanalytic training.

We have a sliding scale of lower fees for students or for therapists who are suffering financially due to corona virus.

Supervision costs £65 for a 50 minute session and we accept payment by cash, Paypal, bank transfer and cheque.


 If you would like to learn more about the service we provide, please email us at:
ewpsychotherapy@gmail.com         or phone m. 07989000088   t. (0044) 01297 625006 



Michael Friedrich
Chartered Psychologist
Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapist

I’m a Psychoanalytic & Jungian Psychotherapist and a Chartered Psychologist providing psychotherapy, counselling and supervision by Skype, FaceTime and phone. Due to corona virus I’m currently not providing therapy in person. I’ve been working as a therapist for more than 30 years and I’ve been a visiting professor teaching psychoanalysis at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic since 2009. I was working for 15 years in the NHS, where I was clinical lead of an individual and group psychotherapy unit, and clinical lead of  the psychologists working in Community Mental Health Teams in a large urban area. 
I
 qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 1989, as a Chartered Psychologist in 1996, as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in 2000 & as a Psychoanalytic Supervisor in 2001. I'm a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and I'm a member of the UKCP, the BACP and the Guild of Psychotherapists.



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Dr Monika Friedrich
Clinical Psychologist

               
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I also trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and EMDR. I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and had a private practice for approximately 15 years.
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Our contact details are:

ewpsychotherapy@gmail.com

Landline 0044 (0)1297 625006

Michael's mobile 0044 (0)7989 000088

Monika's mobile 0044 (0)7890 556339
 
11 Wessiters, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2PW, U.K.



  


                                                            













                                                               
              






Jungian Therapy / Psychoanalysis & Artistic Introspection

In his Poetics, Aristotle claimed that art is not imitative - photographic - it is symbolic of an underlying reality. This underlying reality, understood from a psychoanalytic point of view, is the inner world of the unconscious, composed of emotions, memories and apprehensions. When Aristotle speaks of tragedy being cathartic, he is referring to a spectator, watching a play, identifying with the protagonist's plight. In this identification, the spectator feels pity and fear for the protagonist's predicament and by following the story, within the skin of the protagonist, the spectator feels calmed, contained and cleansed in their own personal plight. Within this description, Aristotle is not arguing for art as moral edification, but for art as therapy - a Dionysian evocation of powerful feelings, which are, during the course of the play, processed and calmed.

Is this not what happens within Jungian therapy and other forms of personal development, which use introspection? Our internal world, our unconscious, our dream life evokes, mulls over and processes difficult material - memories, feelings, apprehensions.

The dream  is the royal road to these processes and every night, aware or unaware, we engage in these processes within the dream. The more aware we are of our dream world, integrate its preoccupations and processes into our conscious world and attempt to understand the subtext of that story, the more able we become to live our lives with integrity.

The dream is not the only area where this work can take place. Other forms of potential introspective work are, creative writing, painting, sculpture, photography, dance, music, photography and Jung's methodology of active imagination.

With all these methodologies there are basic technical requirements which enhance their therapeutic validity.

1. Negative Capability
The poet, John Keats said, in a letter of 21st December 1817, that Shakespeare had a capacity, when he was writing, to have a blank screen in his mind, free of plans and expectations of what he was about to write - " a negative capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason." This mentality of allowing material to emerge from the unconscious and to openly listen to it is fundamentally important during processes of artistic introspection.

2. Ego Romance versus Honesty

When a poet or artist is creating or reviewing their work, they are listening to the muse / unconscious and also to rational processes. Some of this material is about yearning after truth, some of it is defensive, self deceitful, ego aggrandising trickery. It's very important during processes of personal developmental introspection to try our best to discern between the romance with the ego and the radical honesty of the poetic imagination. For more about this topic, click here.

3. Approaching an Understanding of the Subtext

In discussing dream interpretation, Freud distinguishes between the manifest and latent content of dreams. The manifest content of the dream is the surface story - the fierce captain is terrifying the little boy. The latent content is the underlying meaning - the subtext - the little boy part of the person feels intimidated by the violent father he had. There is a log trailed behind the ship. The manifest content is that this is a device to measure the distance through the water in the ship's voyage. The latent content is that the patient is no longer a little boy and can use the record of the log - i.e. the logos or word to make sense of and process and heal the wounds of father's violence. This process of approaching an understanding of the unconscious is crucial in working with artistic introspection.

4. Working Alone or With a Therapist

In the same way that being an artist is a democratic process - we are all poets & artists, we can all express symbolic stories emanating from the unconscious, we are also all capable of learning to understand the subtext of this material. However, in learning how to do this with negative capability and honesty, it can be handy to have the guidance of a therapist.


If you would like some help in doing this kind of work with artistic introspection, please contact me at;

Michael Friedrich
01297 625006 
07989 000088 
11 Wessiters, Seaton, Devon, 
EX12 2PW, U.K.
  



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Do you have painful feelings due to emotional, sexual or physical abuse in childhood? Do you think that you and your partner might benefit from couple counselling? Are you suffering from painful feelings due to separation or divorce? Are issues around your sexuality or sexual problems concerning you? Are you struggling with strong feelings such as irritability, guilt or envy? Do you feel frustrated because you cannot become who you really are? Are you bothered by feelings of worthlessness, low self- esteem or lack of confidence? Are you using food, drugs, alcohol or gambling in a way that's detrimental to you? Do you feel alone or isolated? Do you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? Are you feeling very uncomfortable in your family or at work? Is life becoming very difficult or unbearable due to any of the above feelings or situations? 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