Brenda Crowther (IAAP & UKCP reg) - Counselling, Psychotherapy, Jungian Analysis
7 Little Common Road
Bexhill on Sea
A crisis is often a call to personal growth, which our deeper nature wants us to work with, to find a new path through life.
I tailor my approach to go with your individual needs, and treat you as a unique and whole human being.
I help you to work with old patterns of thinking and feeling, which bring repeated and distressing experiences. Sharing feelings with someone who is outside your circle of family and friends helps you to see, and dissolve, the old life patterns that are getting in the way. I accept you as you are. This offers you emotional freedom and space to develop personal insight and understanding.
With over 20 years of experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist and analyst, I have a broad base of knowledge and understand the need to give you a secure and confidential space.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began to study the psychology of Carl Jung when I was a young art student, and used his ideas in my creative work. Very early, I felt the connection between creativity and psychology. Soon afterwards, I studied Yoga and I owe a debt of gratitude to my teacher from I whom I learnt about the the mind/body connections, and how this affects people with eating disorders or ME/Chronic fatigue syndrome. Some years later, after deeper life experience, I became a counsellor and then trained as a Jungian psychotherapist and analyst. I continue to work on my professional and personal development at a research centre in Switzerland.
- BA(Hons) Painting and Art History
- Post Graduate Certificate in Art Teaching (PGCE).
- Counselling Certificate from 'Relate'.
- MA: Psychology & Philosophy.
- Diploma in Analytical Psychology. (Jungian psychotherapy and analysis)
Guild of Analytical Psychologists, London
- Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology, Switzerland.
(Jungian analysis & Depth Psychology)
- Registered member UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
- Member IAAP (International Association of Analytical Psychologists
- Member UKCP
- Member Jung Institute, Zurich and Association of Jungian Analysts, London
10 years: Counselling and rehabilitation of people suffering from traumas caused by physical illness and accident.
12 years: Counsellor, psychotherapist and analysis in private practice. Individual and couple counselling. Senior Training Analyst and Supervisor. Training Therapist for Re-Vision Psychotherapy Centre. All issues and concerns.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychotherapy for ME/Chronic fatigue syndrome
Working with Dreams to understand at a deeper level
Working creatively with art, music, dance and poetry
Individual: £55 - for 60 minute session.
Initial assessment session for individuals and couples: £40
Concessions for training students.
Long term and short term therapy is available, as well as occasional sessions for dream work.
Registered training therapist with ReVision (Psychosynthesis) London.
Senior training analyst with The Guild of Analytical Psychologists (Jungian Analysis) London, Jung Institute, Zurich and Association of Jungian Analysts, London
I trained as a Jungian analyst because I liked the way it concentrated on the whole nature of the person, rather than treating a problem in isolation. I also work with you as you go through various transitions in life. For example, a young person's underlying concerns are very different from those of a mature person, whatever the difficult issues may be. For example, the 'mid-life crisis' is a genuine experience, and effort of the individual to try and come to terms with new feelings. These might eventually transform life and bring new meaning. Many so-called 'mental health problems' are natural transitions which go unrecognised. A human being changes and grows throughout life.
Working with Dreams
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
Dreams are both practical and creative. On a practical level they describe useful things about the patterns you are stuck in. They can be disturbing, delightful, and informative. They take you on an inner journey and teach you how to understand yourself. Their patterns and images are very personal to you. On a creative level, they tell you about possibilities and gifts hidden in your shadows. By discussing dreams in your session, as well as reflecting on them, they can often accelerate the therapy and give you independent guidance long after your therapy has finished.
Occasional dream sessions are available for people wishing to concentrate on dreams only.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client