SPENCER ROWELL Psychotherapist
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Soho, London W1

Qualifications and Therapies Practiced:

Therapies Practiced
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - twice or more times a week, and open-ended

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
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.

Brief Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, 2013 (Merit) (Wpf)
(Accredited by Roehampton University)
MA Fine Art, 2012 (Distinction),
Doctor of Philosophy, (2017)
'An Exploration of Pathography within Phototherapy, An Analysis of the Photographic Self-Portrait' (2017) (Published Thesis)

I am currently undergoing further psychoanalytic training at 'The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis' (The Site)

I am part of the team at 'The Psychosis Therapy Project'. A facility set-up by MIND Islington that 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)

I am a Trustee of Draper Together, a charity promoting community cohesion by providing opportunities to the residents of the Draper Estate and neighbours in Elephant and Castle, London SE1. Draper Together breaks down social and cultural barriers, tackling inequalities through events and activities, which increase understanding between different communities and groups. (Draper Together)

Professional Organisation Affiliation
UK Council for Psychotherapy (Acredited Member) (UKCP)
Professional Occupational Standards here
Code of Ethics here

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