Qualifications, Training & Experience
A little bit about myself
I am a qualified DBT and RO-DBT therapist and Psychodynamic Counsellor with and work with both individuals and groups. I trained in Psychodynamic Counselling at Brighton University and Group Psychotherapy with the IGA (Institute of Group Analysis).
I am a trained practitioner of “Brainspotting”, a brain-body therapy treatment method deriving from EMDR.
I trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) with the Linehan Institute approved training organisation, The British Isles DBT Training.
I am currently training in Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT) and have passed the Level 1 Training with the Founder Thomas Lynch. I am currently training for Level 2.
My area of interest is working with clients who present with both conditions of emotional under-control (BPD/EUPD) and over-control (OCD, ASD, Eating Disorders, Chronic Depression, Maladaptive Perfectionism Treatment Resistant Anxiety). DBT and RO-DBT are specifically focussed on treating both respectively.
Therapy in Brighton & Hove
Before coming to work in Brighton, I lived in Paris for 8 years. I carried out individual and group training, within a number of large international companies.
I have experience working with clients with a range of issues ranging from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, addictions, trauma and abuse, problems with self- confidence and self-esteem and grief and loss. I work in Private Practice and also at The Phoenix Therapy Practice and and have also done project work at the Mind Charity in Brighton.
Therapy in Brighton & Hove
Before coming to work in Brighton, I lived in Paris for 8 years. I carried out individual and group training, within a number of large international companies. I have experience working with clients with a range of issues ranging from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, addictions, trauma and abuse, problems with self- confidence and self-esteem and grief and loss.
My Therapeutic Approach
I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship to improve relationships, change unwanted thoughts and patterns of behaviour, heal past wounds, and promote personal awareness, growth and well-being.
I aim to offer a safe, respectful and non-judgmental space, where clients can expect to be treated with compassion and empathy.
The Therapeutic Process
Having established a trusting relationship, I work collaboratively with clients to help them identify and work towards reaching their goals.
I tailor the way I work to fit each individual client, and utilise various theoretical approaches depending on the client’s unique issues and needs. The basis of my work, from my core training, is psychodynamic and relational. I have however trained in and studied a number of techniques and approaches, which I discuss with clients before using. A deep respect for the human drive towards health and wholeness, which I have the privilege to witness and experience with clients, continues to underpin and inspire my work.
Length - How long is the therapeutic process?
The length of the process and the type of approach used is dependent on the goals of the client, and can be agreed at the first few sessions and discussed throughout.
Frequency - How many sessions is best for me?
For therapy to be effective, a commitment of either weekly or fortnightly sessions is recommended.
Cost - Price ?
I offer an introductory session at £15 where you can ask any questions you might have about counselling and my practice to help you to in decide whether I might be the right counsellor for you at this time or whether perhaps I can recommend you to somebody else.
Each individual session is 50-60 minutes long and is charged at £55. Concessions of £40 may be available for students, unemployed/low waged.
I look forward to hearing from you.