Victor Greene is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Edinburgh area

 


Approach

My practice as a psychotherapist is informed by current trends in the fields of psychoanalysis, neuroscience, affect-regulation and attachment theory. Although my training was in transactional analysis, I am deeply interested existential psychotherapy with its emphasis on the core themes of what it means to be human.

My approach has a deep respect and appreciation for each person's unique life experience, some of which may be unknown to the person.  It focuses on the deeper causes of emotional and relationship distress to help a person to think about and manage difficulties more constructively.

Here are some of the key assumptions that inform my practice as a psychotherapist.

  People are motivated by what they are aware of in themselves, and as importantly, by what they are not aware of, or can't know.

  Problems with important people in one's past are repeated in present relationships, most often without knowing that this is occurring.

  The relationship with the psychotherapist is the key to working through emotional and relational difficulties.

  Development never stops and continues from infancy, through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.

  We are continually informed by our history, our current state, and our environment, and the lines between these sources of our experience remain forever indeterminate.

  An unrelenting respect for the complexity of human experiencing and personal individuality.