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- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
Before qualifying as a psychoanalyst I worked in psychiatric day hospitals, long stay care and in a community mental health team as a senior occupational therapist. I currently work in private practice. I regret there isn't wider availability through the NHS for people to take 'time out' in order to better understand why they are struggling with confusion, unhappiness, or a specific problem/crisis and how they can challenge and change it.
Areas of interest
Individual Therapy; Couples Therapy; Anxiety disorders; depression; eating disorders; relationship problems; work related stress; bereavement; separation anxiety; midlife issues; trauma;
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
I have always combined working in mental health with writing about it. I explore and explain my understanding of therapy in my book: 'what will you do with my story?'
I have published in journals, magazines and as a columnist on many aspects of mental health and therapy.
Many years of freelance writing: features, articles and as a columnist. 'Agony Aunt' page for both Marie Claire and Sainsburys.
'what will you do with my story?' Elizabeth Meakins (2012 published Karnac)
- psychoanalyst/psychoanalytic psychotherapist Guild of psychoanalytic psychotherapists 1994
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: elizabethmeakins