Taunton & Exeter [Jay Dudley - Life Member]

I am a Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Groupwork Practitioner and Trainer with many years’ experience working in mental health services in the NHS. I worked for 10 years in a Specialist Therapeutic Community within the Personality Disorder Service in Devon Partnership NHS Trust, and then in a Specialist Eating Disorder service.  I work with both individuals and groups.

I aim to bring together ideas from CAT, Object Relations and Group Analysis to inform my practice and understanding of psychotherapy.

We come into being, and our identity is ‘shaped’ – so to speak – through important early childhood relationships. Problematic experiences in early life can lead to patterns of relating that seem only to lead back into a repetition of the past, as well as limiting our growth and potential. Their familiarity makes it hard to detect since it is hard to see who we are from ‘outside’ ourselves.

By paying close attention to the therapeutic relationship in the present, and working collaboratively with you, the past can slowly begin to emerge into conscious awareness, which in turn can bring greater capacity for change closer to hand. The process of psychotherapy invites us to question and explore who we are and uncover what’s hidden.

I believe it is through the rhythm, boundaries and containment of the therapeutic relationship, that new meaning, beginnings and understandings can emerge. I am intrested in how language and seeing/being seen interweave to create our sense of a relational self in the world. 

I offer both short and long-term psychotherapy, as well as CAT training therapies. I am also available for supervision (UKCP Registered) and consultation. My clinical experience and interests include treatment for personality disorders; complex trauma and dissociative processes; eating disorders; OCD; anxiety and depression.

I run a weekly psychotherapy group for people to meet, explore and learn how being in a group can help to increase awareness of our interpersonal processes’ and relational identity. Groupwork can bring deep and lasting understanding and change.

I have been Course Co-Director for Somerset’s CAT Practitioner Training, and taught and presented CAT in numerous settings. I have been Chair of ACAT, and am a Trustee. I teach on Exeter's DClinPsych. 

Email: jaydudley@live.co.uk

tel: 07807 652052

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