Dr Kevin Murphy is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who runs a confidential practice at Nassau Street, Dublin 2. In private practice for 14 years, he holds a degree in psychology, a masters degree in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and a doctorate in psychoanalysis.
Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland
Because there are times when our lives are like a jigsaw whose pieces don't fit together very well. Sometimes we need a way to find clarity, or sometimes to understand complex emotions. We may have had a traumatic experience, or we may be anxious, depressed or prone to negative thoughts. The reasons for choosing psychotherapy are many but the predominant underlying feeling is one of being stuck, either in a negative way of behaving, of feeling, of thinking, or in the ways we relate to others.
Psychotherapy is a psychological therapy that provides a secure and confidential setting in which to talk with someone who is trained to listen and not to judge. It can alleviate feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, hopelessness or anger so that you can regain a sense of enjoyment, control and forward momentum in your life. Modern lifestyles don't offer many opportunities to change the way certain issues affect us but psychotherapy can be an effective way of achieving this.