Gabrielle LeesPsychotherapist | Jericho, Oxford
…how can I help you?
Sessions for Young People
I offer a fast response 4 session intervention for adolescents and young adults. This treatment can be very helpful at times of crisis, change or a sense of feeling stuck. These packages begin with a single consultation with no obligation to continue.
I have worked with babies, children, adolescents and families for many years, mostly in the NHS. I provide supervision for clinicians and trainees including art and play therapists working in education, local authority and charities.
Parenting & Family Issues
I am able to provide family therapy and parenting consultations to help strengthen relationships. It can be very difficult to understand your children at times – including when they are adults, and it is not unusual for everyone to feel worried, angry or guilty. Sometimes couples have different parenting styles, and this can cause confusion, resentment or conflict in families. Sibling relationships can be complex and sometimes families experience major ruptures. This work can be with individuals, couples, family groups or parent-child dyads.
Pre & Post Natal Work
Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby can be a very unsettling time and cause considerable psychological upheaval. I work with perinatal issues, including adjustment to pregnancy or parenthood, fear of childbirth, birthing trauma, post natal anxiety, low mood. I can also help with bonding issues or managing a baby who is difficult to soothe. Fathers and couples are very welcome.
Life Cycle Adjustments
Family lifecycle changes can feel disorientating and stir up strong feelings. These can be ordinary, expected and positive changes such as the arrival of a baby, children starting school, adolescents moving towards independence, adult children leaving home, retirement. They can also be difficult developments like relationship breakdown, redundancy, illness and death of a loved one. Such profound changes can have a considerable emotional impact, and having a space to think this through with someone outside of your network can help with processing and adjustment.
Time limited and open ended therapeutic interventions offered for a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, gender issues, addiction, trauma, work stress, unhappy childhood memories, bereavement, relationship problems.
What to expect
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy understands that we can not always know why we think or behave in the ways that we do. The process enables therapist and client to explore unconscious processes and how we have been influenced by previous experiences and relationships. Psychotherapy can be helpful for many mental health issues, to help process troubling times in life, and for personal growth.
All of the treatments I offer start with a single consultation to discuss options.
2023 prices: £70 per session (50 mins), £250 for a 4 session young person intervention, £90 for couples or family work.
BA (hons); PGDip (Art Psychotherapy); MA (Psychoanalytic Infant Observational Studies); DPhil (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Children, Parents and Young People). I am registered with the ACP, the PSA and the BACP and have full professional indemnity insurance. I continue with CPD activities and supervision of my private practice.
Alongside my NHS work I have a small private practice in Jericho, Oxford, I offer a quick response 4 session intervention for adolescents, children and young adults. I also work with individuals and couples around pre and post natal issues, family relationships and parenting difficulties.
After qualifying as an art psychotherapist in 1993, I went on to complete a clinical training as a psychotherapist in the NHS (2000-2005). I have additional training in family therapy, parent-infant psychotherapy & parent work.
I have many years of NHS experience in child and adolescent mental health clinics (CAMHS), including in specialist services such as fostered and adopted children, under 5’s, perinatal and parent-infant services and gender issues.
I work at the Tavistock Clinic London and am a visiting lecturer on the M7 Psychoanalytic Infant Observation Studies (MA), the M34 Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families (clinical training) and I am course lead for the Post Grad Perinatal Mental Health Training. I am also a trainer for the London Anna Freud Centre (Story Stem Assessment) and a national training provider for the Solihull Approach.
Psychotherapist based in Jericho, Oxford.
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£70 per session
£250 for a 4 session young person intervention
£90 for couples or family work