Qualifications and Therapies Practiced:
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Open-ended , weekly or twice weekly
Counselling and Mentoring
What does open-ended meaning?
There is no fixed time to finish the work, and ending will be considered and experienced together through the work.
What is Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?
‘Different schools of psychotherapy have emerged and continue to develop from Freud’s original work. In psychoanalytic psychotherapy, particular attention is paid to analysing transference and resistance issues, so that the patient is helped to find a more creative relationship between conscious and unconscious processes and to discover their own personal truths.’
(UKCP professional occupational standards 2014: 2)
What is Pathography?
I recognised the importance of developing an authentic voice denoting a sense of self during my doctoral research which brought together my interest in psychoanalytic practice with my art practice. I offer a collaborative exploration of an artist’s work which can develop a greater sense of self through therapeutic insight, I call this process Pathography. It involves the parallel journey of the artist in therapy alongside self-exploration in their own art practice.
Spencer Rowell PhD, PgDip, MA
Title of Psychoanalyst awarded from Society of Social and Critical Psychoanalysis (SSCP 2021)
Doctor of Philosophy, (2017)
'An Exploration of Pathography within Phototherapy, An Analysis of the Photographic Self-Portrait' (2017) (Published Thesis)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (WPF 2013) (Wpf)
(Merit - Accredited by Roehampton University)
MA Fine Art, Distinction (2012)
I am part of the clinical team at 'The Psychosis Therapy Project'.
The PTP offers long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy to people experiencing the symptoms of psychosis.
The Project offers opportunities for psychotherapeutic treatment with a team of psychoanalytically trained practitioners working in the area of psychosis. The Project is committed to strategies of stabilisation and the management of persistent symptoms.
The therapeutic work offered is long-term, giving clients time and space to articulate distressing experiences and cultivate robust and enduring solutions. (Mind - Islington)
Professional Organisation Affiliation
Full Clinical Member of SSCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (Associate Member) (UKCP)
BACP (Individual Member)
Professional Occupational Standards here
Code of Ethics here