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Dr Ajay Khandelwal, Psychoanalyst

Psychotherapist, Guild of Psychotherapists

About Dr Ajay Khandelwal, Psychoanalyst

Modern Therapy

I have 25 years experience in the mental health field running addictions and psychotherapy services. I have a BA from Oxford University and a PhD on family dynamics from Essex University. I am registered member of the College of Psychoanalysts, UKCP and BACP and the Guild of Psychotherapists. I work face to face. My consulting rooms are in SE1 (Borough High Street/ Southwark Tube) and W1 (Fitzro...

I have 25 years experience in the mental health field running addictions and psychotherapy services. I have a BA from Oxford University and a PhD on family dynamics from Essex University. I am registered member of the College of Psychoanalysts, UKCP and BACP and the Guild of Psychotherapists. I work face to face. My consulting rooms are in SE1 (Borough High Street/ Southwark Tube) and W1 (Fitzrovia)

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ajaykhandelwal.com
Phone Number
07736681980

Intro Content

Why I became a therapist

Why I became a therapist

Here is a short interview I did with Louise Chunn, …

What's wrong with CBT?

I am sometimes approached by people who want quick fixes. This is totally understandable. Unbearable suffering needs an urgent response. But many modern therapy approaches simply shuffle the decks, without going deeper. So the suffering reappears in a new guise. If you go to your GP, you're likely to be referred to a CBT therapist who will see you for upto six sessions. This may offer some relief, but it's such a short time! The first few sessions are often just about getting familiar with the setting and the the therapist and other niceties. As soon as you get talking, it's time to hold back, because you know the last session is approaching and forms will need to be filled out. It's a difficult position for both therapist and patient. Just as things are starting, you have to stop. Over summer, I often re-read articles that have struck me as thought-provoking. The psychoanalyst Darian Leader's reservations about CBT and market-led approaches is worth reading...(Guardian, 2008)