ACCREDITED EMDR AND CBT PSYCHOTHERAPIST
I'm an experienced professional psychotherapist and counsellor offering psychological therapy such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in central Brighton & Hove.
MY EXPERIENCE AND OUTLOOK
I have over 25 years experience working with people in distress and/or with mental health issues. For the past 10 years I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) focusing on anxiety and depression. More recently I have been specialising in working with trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I am an accredited CBT and EMDR psychotherapist and am currently working towards accreditation as an EMDR Consultant.
In the past I was employed in areas requiring a social work qualification working extensively with people who were experiencing a number of difficulties in their lives. These often resulted in high levels of distress leading to psychological problems such as anxiety and depression sometimes as a result of traumatic early life experiences. My work then, and now, involves enabling people to make sense of their anxiety, their lives as well as their behaviour so that they can start to make changes and move forward towards a more fulfilling lifestyle. What motivates and encourages me in my work as a psychotherapist in Brighton and Hove is hearing from clients that our work together has resulted in people getting their lives back on tack and/or in some cases resulting quite significant changes.
My work as a psychotherapist and counsellor in central Brighton & Hove can be either on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time but I am committed to providing a psychological intervention in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Psychotherapy and Counselling has been found to be beneficial in helping people with a variety of psychological difficulties. The approaches that I have found most useful in my work as a psychotherapist have been EMDR and CBT. These approaches are at the cutting edge of therapeutic intervention, are known to give good outcomes, resulting in people achieving their personal goals and are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
It is my experience that people do better who are able to commit to therapy by attending sessions regularly. Furthermore those who make most progress are those that set time aside for reflection betweens sessions and if appropriate are able to undertake some reading or practical tasks as well outside of the therapy room. Therapy is often about making changes and so it is important to bear this in mind thereby being open to change before embarking on this journey.
My practice is located in central Hove with good public transport links.
I am able to offer supervision of EMDR primarily for those undergoing or having recently completed training in this therapeutic intervention. I can offer supervision face-to-face in the central Brighton and Hove area or online via Skype whichever is more convenient.
I can offer therapy in Danish.
I work with individuals who are aged 18 years and over.
Please contact me for further information about Psychotherapy, Counselling or Supervision for a brief discussion and/or to arrange an initial consultation so that we can explore what you wish to bring to therapy, whether I am able to accommodate your needs and to see if we can work together in achieving your goals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE COST?
Sessions usually last 50 minutes and the fee is £65. Longer sessions are payable pro data. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.
CAN I CANCEL?
There is no charge for cancellations made at lest one week in advance.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
It is difficult to know in advance how many sessions will be needed. This can be discussed at the start of therapy.