I am a Chartered Physiotherapist with many years experience of dealing with musculoskeletal conditions and pain management as part of a multidisciplinary team.

My therapy approach incorporates hands on therapies, individualised advice regarding your specific condition and home exercises to facilitate and accelerate your recovery between treatment sessions. In my wide clinical experience I have worked as part of several multidisciplinary teams allowing me to help you with your mental and physical wellbeing as part of the therapy process.

My areas of speciality include pain management, restoring joint mobility, manual lymphatic drainage and dealing with neck related headaches.

I am an Integrative Counsellor with 18 years’ experience. I have experienced different types of counselling in my own therapy and through training.

We all experience challenges and difficulties in life. I offer a confidential safe space by being non-judgemental, empathic and honest, for you to share and explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings. I work collaboratively with you, helping you to develop resources and resilience to face life’s challenges. I draw from several therapeutic approaches including; Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy. I integrate these different approaches, working in a flexible way to meet your needs. 

I offer both short and longer term therapy. I am experienced in helping people with difficulties, such as: depression, anxiety (worry, panic/ OCD), grief and loss, PTSD, childhood trauma, addiction, relationship difficulties, work place issues, eating disorders and psychosis, stress and anger management. I can offer you individually tailored sessions working collaboratively to address issues and work towards change.

I believe in developing a trusting and non-judgmental relationship, the space is yours and I work alongside you at your pace

 

COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST
MBACP (Accred.) UKCP Registered Independent Practioner. BA Hons Counselling. Dip Couns Psychology and Psychotherapy. Dip Couns. Life Coaching Certificate.

For the past 15 years I have been employed in Brighton and Hove Surgeries as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, worked within the NHS, and have also run a private practise in Shoreham.

My Core Model is Person Centred within an Integrative framework which includes TA and Mindfulness CBT.

Originally trained in Childcare, I hold an interest in working with parents experiencing relationship difficulties with their children. I also have expertise in working with many other issues presented in GP surgeries, in particular low self esteem, anxiety and depression. I am a Holistic practioner who is registered with the Dr Edward Bach Foundation and I hold a City and Guilds Teaching Cert.

I am a person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist.

 

I work from the premise that you, the client, ultimately know what is best and that you possess the resources to access the most positive and constructive path through your life. However, there may be times when you falter; when life circumstances become so challenging that you feel overwhelmed and powerless. At such times, reaching out for a guide is helpful: someone who will empathically listen as you seek your way. In searching for this path, you will feel supported and will hopefully feel increasingly free to explore options may be not considered before. In doing so and with the increasing confidence that comes with this, one’s sense of self and life possibilities creatively expand. Thus your self-respect is re-affirmed and you will feel empowered to boldly proceed with life and its unknown challenges.

 

I will create a counselling space that is safe, containing and confidential for you to explore your concerns.   I am on the accredited voluntary register (number: 032817) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical code of practice. I see individual clients on a weekly basis for longer or shorter (minimum 6 weeks) stretches of time; this is agreed upon at the beginning and is always open to re-negotiation.

 

I combine my private practice work with my previous education and training, working as a part-time lecturer for the Open University; I teach in the subject areas of development and international politics, environmental ethics and policy as well as psychotherapy and counselling.

Clinical Psychologist – pain management specialist

As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I use different modalities to fit my clients’ needs, learning curves and communication styles, personality and state of mind. With a Person Centred approach at the core of my work, I facilitate a safe space by being non-judgmental, empathic and honest. I also use Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Jungian analysis and Mindfulness to inform the therapeutic process. I adapt to fit my clients' physical health, integrating body and mind work within the process of change.

I have been working as a Psychotherapist since 2004 and I am a Mindfulness Practitioner. As well as running my private practice, I work for the Priory in Hove (now Elysium Healthcare) within both the Cognitive Behavioural team and within the Addiction Treatment team. I have helped people through a wide range of issues using a variety of tools and methods to fit each person's ways of being. I believe that we are all different and also that we all have a lot in common.

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist that is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health Professions Council (HPC), working in mental health.   I specialise in working with children, young people and their families integratively, drawing upon a number of approaches including: Cognitive, Behavioural, Systemic and Mindfulness.  My special interest is in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

The types of difficulties I can help with include:  Social anxiety, generalised anxiety, fears and phobias, OCD, stress, low mood and depression, problems with anger, difficulties regulating emotions, ASD related difficulties,  behavioural difficulties, separation, friendship and loss difficulties.  

I'm a trainee counselling psychologist studying at London Metropolitan University. Since I began the course in 2014, I have gained extensive experience in various settings, offering short-term and open-ended counselling. I have experience in providing bereavement counselling, psychodynamic counselling, and short-term evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety. Since 2011, I've been employed as a mental health advocate at MindOut, an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) mental health service in Brighton.

I offer a safe and welcoming space where you can talk about the problems and issues that have prompted you to seek help. I work in an integrative way, which means I can draw upon different approaches to counselling depending on what will be most helpful and agreeable to you. This might involve a more explorative and open-ended approach, or a more structured and time-limited course of therapy with specific goals. I will work in collaboration with you, which means we have a shared agreement on the tasks and goals of counselling.

I believe counselling can help by increasing self-awareness thereby offering us different perspectives and choices, more helpful and fulfilling ways of being. It also offers coping strategies that can help us after counselling has finished. I place the therapeutic relationship at the heart of my work – this means respecting and accepting you as you are, while challenging you enough to help you to make changes in your life you want.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by those organisations' ethical standards.

Clinical Therapist and Child Protection Consultant

I have a wide range of clinical experience working with children and adults. I carry out risk assessments for legal purposes and prepare reports for criminal and civil courts. Criminal cases have included assessments to be used in sentencing. Civil cases have included risk assessments to be used in child care proceedings. I am also involved in the delivery of training and consultations to agencies concerned with child sexual abuse.

I worked with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation as a Senior Clinical Therapist at the Wolvercote Clinic, the only residential clinic treating child sex offenders in the country. From August 2003 until February 2006 I worked as a Child Protection Adviser for West Sussex County Council acting as Independent Chair at Child Protection Conferences and offering advice to Social Workers in all aspects of Child Protection. Since February 2006 I have been a Senior Lecturer at Chichester University, teaching within the Social Work Department.

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor offering short and long term Psychodynamic and Solution Focussed Therapy to adults. I have worked in a range of settings including clinics, NHS, Employee Assistance Providers (EAP) and run a private practice in Brighton and South West London.

I also work as a Stress Coach and Return to Work Mentor. I have designed and delivered a 3-stage Return to Work Mentoring programme for organisations, to support individual staff and their managers to facilitate effective re-entry to the workplace following long term sick leave. I previously worked in Employment Support Services where I delivered and managed JobCentre Plus contracts for adults coming off incapacity benefit and employees at risk of losing their jobs due to ill health or disability. In addition to individual support, I developed a Return to Work support group, for clients with high anxiety levels around re-entering the workplace.

Specialist in Eating Disorders.

Post Grad Diploma in Personal Construct Psychology. Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders (NcfED), registered practitioner with the European Association of Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Training also includes Transpersonal Psychology, Dance Movement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the use of art and drama as a therapeutic tool.

Eileen has been working in psychiatric rehabilitation for 26 years, the last 14 specialising in Eating Disorders. She has managed various mental health Units and has written a Health Authority Approved Care Programme for treating eating disorders in the community. She established the first Therapeutic Community, outside of a hospital setting, for the treatment of eating disorders in a non-medical environment. For this Eileen was registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection as a Service Provider, Clinical Director, Unit Manager and Responsible Person.

The then Eating Disorders Association nominated Eileen for a National Award in 2005. This was in recognition of her outstanding contribution to those suffering with this serious illness. She has appeared on television and has been involved in a series of programmes on the radio about raising psychological and emotional awareness of this condition in the community.

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