Life can be tangled and confusing.
This can be painful and difficult to deal with alone.
Psychotherapy like counselling is something that we can turn to when we are looking for change. I offer both Mindfulness-based Brief Therapy and longer-term open ended Core Process Psychotherapy.
People come to psychotherapy or counselling for all kinds of reasons. Some of these include:
- Relationship problems
- Resolving childhood trauma
- Work difficulties
- General stress
- Feeling out of touch with a deeper meaning in our lives
- Feeling angry but not knowing what to do about it
Often, without our awareness, our past intrudes upon our present experience. As children, we learn to adapt to our situations but then the things that we did in response to these early experiences can become ‘who we are’ and our life story becomes written for us, not by us. Self-understanding can free us from the restricting patterns of our past.
As well as being a way to help us heal the pain and difficulty in our lives, psychotherapy aims to help us live our lives more fully, give us more freedom to choose how we relate to others and help us connect with what is true and authentic for us. When we resolve our own issues we have greater choice and flexibility in how we respond to others and engage in life.
I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist, a registered member of BACP and Chair of ACPP, the professional body representing Core Process Psychotherapists.
My practice is based in Brighton and Hove and I offer daytime and evening appointments. If I am full, I operate a waiting list system. I suggest an initial session which is an opportunity for us to meet, for you to ask me any questions you may have and for us to establish if this approach is what you’re looking for. If it is, we would decide whether Brief or open-ended Core Process psychotherapy would best meet your needs.