DR. MONIKA FRIEDRICH

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I also trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and EMDR. I provide the following services both in person in East Devon and by Skype or FaceTime worldwide.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling
This is a method of therapy which leads to greater self understanding and emotional literacy. It involves talking about the person's life both past and present and about dreams and other aspects of the person's unconscious.

Clinical Psychology
This includes teaching relaxation techniques, stress management, mindfulness and visualisation. My long experience as an NHS Chartered Psychologist helps me work with a wide range of severity and type of difficulties.

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
This is a comprehensive therapy which can help in the treatment of past or recent trauma and it can also help with a range of mental health difficulties.

Supervision
I provide clinical supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists - both trainees and fully qualified therapists.





, provide psychotherapy & counselling for couples who are experiencing some difficulties in their relationship. I provide this couple / marital psychotherapy in our consulting room in East Devon and through Skype and Facetime. 

  



We offer Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision from our consulting room in Seaton, for East Devon, West Dorset, South Somerset and worldwide by Skype. Michael  provides an Individual and Couple Therapy service and supervision for psychotherapists & counsellors in Exeter for one day a week. In addition to individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Michael offers Couple / Relationship Counselling and he provides Continuing Professional Development Training to psychotherapists and counsellors. Monika provides the additional service of EMDR Therapy, which can be helpful with trauma and phobias. Are you experiencing difficulties with your relationship? Are you feeling depressed or generally upset? Do you get to feel overwhelmed by anxiety, stress or panic attacks? Are you dealing with painful feelings due to loss or bereavement? Have you had a recent change in your life leading to stressful feelings? Do you have difficult feelings around adoption? 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? Michael Friedrich provides Couple Relationship Counselling & Psychotherapy by Skype & Facetime in your own home anywhere in the world and in his consulting room in Seaton, East Devon, UK. Couple Counselling is a way in which couples can meet with someone else so that difficulties in the relationship can be diminished. We work from our consulting rooms in Seaton, Devon,  providing counselling, psychotherapy & supervision for Exeter, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Colyton, Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton, Axminster, Chard, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Beaminster, Crewkerne, Tiverton, Dorchester, Cullompton, Tauntom, Yeovil, Ottery St Mary or Bridport. We work from our consulting rooms in Seaton, Devon,  providing counselling, psychotherapy & supervision for Exeter, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Colyton, Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton, Axminster, Chard, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Beaminster, Crewkerne, Tiverton, Dorchester, Cullompton, Tauntom, Yeovil, Ottery St Mary or Bridport.  We provide a wide range of counselling, psychotherapy & supervision services. We can help people with the followowing  issues: depression & anxiety relationship issues, difficulties with self esteem,  problems around adoption,  substance misuse, bereavement , effects of childhood trauma, a sense of lack of meaning to life, creative & artistic struggles, professional, sexual or spiritual identity issues.  We provide Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling by Skype. Skype, phone & Facetime psychoanalytic supervision.  We provide psychoanalytic and psychodynamic supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists. We do this in person, in our consulting room in East Devon and 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. If at all possible, we like to have an initial one or two face to face sessions. 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.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 provide psychoanalytic & psychodynamic supervision in Seaton, Devon. We therefore provide a face to face supervision service for places like: Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, Honiton, Axminster, Exeter, Bridport & Chard. From September, Michael will be providing psychoanalytic and psychodynamic supervision in Exeter, therefore providing a service for surrounding areas such as: Bridport, Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth, Yeovil, Sherborne, Wimborne, Beaminster and Blandford Forum. We also provide supervision by Skype & phone. The theoretical model we use is psychoanalytic and psychodynamic. Counselling can help sensitive people in various ways.  Sensitive people tend to be more easily hurt and troubled by difficult experiences than the rest of the population. It is therefore very common that counselling clients are highly sensitive. Psychotherapists can help highly sensitive people with these emotional difficulties resultant from being highly sensitive in what is often an abrasive and traumatising world. Also, therapists can explain to highly sensitive people that their particular temperament has a lot of advantages. This re-framing can be very useful because we live in a world where people in power are often not so sensitive and where the dominant ideology is anti - sensitive and sensitive people are often thus defined negatively I have a long and wide ranging experience of working with difficulties pertinent to men in my work in the NHS, privately and in the voluntary sector.  I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy from my consulting rooms in Exeter and in Seaton, Devon. I also work over the phone and with Skype for anywhere in the world.  Michael Friedrich I have a long and wide ranging experience of working with difficulties pertinent to women in my work in the NHS, privately and in the voluntary sector.  I offer counselling/psychotherapy from my consulting room in Seaton, east Devon & over the phone and with Skype anywhere in the world

 


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All of these negative responses to stress are due to the fight & flight response, which is inbuilt in us in an evoloutionary way. In their natural habitat it was generally handy for our ancestors to be able to fight or run away. However, nowadays a lot of the fight, flight & freeze responses, which were handy for our ancestors can be very unhelpful. 

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Dr Monika Friedrich
Chartered Clinical Psychologist



Qualifications and Experience
trained as a counsellor in 1995 and gained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2002. Whilst working in the NHS, I have trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and in supervision. I've had a private practice for over 14 years and currently I'm working from my consulting room in Seaton, East Devon & by Skype. I also work in the NHS, where I've worked as a Psychotherapist and Principal Clinical Psychologist. I'm a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Health & Care Professions Council. 
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