Why Counselling or Psychotherapy?
People think about counselling/psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons:
These feelings may be a response to something that has happened and be unfamiliar or frightening, counselling can support us in a crisis and through distressing and difficult times. In a safe environment feelings can be expressed and explored with kindness and compassion. Trauma can be explored sensitively and psychological wounds can be soothed.
We might have been holding down feelings for a long time but they keeping reappearing. Psychotherapy can bring unconscious thoughts into awareness as we discover negative patterns that keep repeating in our lives.
We can begin to understand the meanings we have given to life events and look at the limits we have imposed on ourselves, therapist and client can work together to find more freedom and acceptance.
Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy
As a couple you may be questioning your relationship:
How do I work?
I meet each new person and couple as individuals and we create our own particular approach to what you bring. This can be short-term counselling focussed on a crisis or specific issues or psychotherapy that involves a deeper and longer-term exploration. You might begin with a urgent concern and then decide you want to explore more fundamental questions.
I offer an initial consultation so you can meet me face-to-face; to see if I feel right for you and ask any questions before committing to therapy. This first meeting means I can be certain I can help you and we can discuss how we might work together.
We meet weekly on the same day at the same time. This helps us build and maintain a safe and secure relationship. Of course life intervenes and I do my best to accommodate a change of day or time when necessary.
I also offer focussed sessions on difficulties completing academic projects, blocks in creativity and support for realising arts and writing projects.
My own experience of therapy in times of crisis and loss has been a significant influence on the way I work with clients.
I believe the client therapist relationship is key to therapy that brings about change. This may involve exploring the unknown and I am committed to travelling with my clients wherever we need to go.
I have a background in the arts, research and education as well considerable experience working with mental health and creative projects.
I work in Hove, BN3 and Lewes BN7, from quiet, comfortable rooms easily accessible by public transport.
Certificate in The Couple Relationship,
Tavistock Relations & Wessex Counselling
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy,
University of Roehampton, accredited by the UPCA and UKCP.
Professional memberships and supervision
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work under their code of ethics.
All my individual work is supervised by a senior UKCP supervisor and my couples work with a Tavistock Relations supervisor.
BA, MA, PhD
FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Taking the first step toward counselling can be nerve wracking. I welcome an initial telephone conversation for you to ask any questions. Please text me on 07808 799815 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below to arrange a phone conversation.
£65 per individual 50 minute session
£80 per couple 50 minute session
I may be able to offer a reduced fee if you are on a low income. Please feel free to enquire.