Cristina La Cara PG Dip MBACP Registered/Accredited

Cristina La Cara PG Dip MBACP Registered/Accredited

26 Tongdean Lane
East Sussex


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26 Tongdean Lane
East Sussex


About me

I have nearly 10 yrs experience of working with a variety of issues. I am committed in providing a safe and confidential space in which clients can talk about their struggles and anything else that they wish to explore. I have experience of working short and long term using a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

My area of expertise is working with people that have suffered depression and anxiety as a consequence of traumatic experiences in childhood.

I have a lot of experience of working with people from different cultural backgrounds and I can also offer counselling in Italian language.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their code of ethics and practice.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation to give you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the way I work and decide if counselling is right for you at this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my journey in this profession in 2001 when I graduated in Psychology at the University of Palermo in Sicily and worked with people experiencing different degrees of anxiety and depression.
I moved to England and I gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at University of Brighton. Since then I have undertaken a series of trainings to improve my practice.

- Certificate on Creative Communication with children and young people
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
- Foundation degree in Groupanalysis
- Working with Sexual Abuse
- Workshop in Brief Therapy
- Working with Psychosis, Self-harm and Suicidal Ideations.

I worked in charity organizations such as YMCA and Mid-Sussex Counselling Centre in Hassocks. Currently I am working in the NHS offering short term psychological interventions to people suffering from mild to severe anxiety and depression.

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My fees are £ 40 for a 50 min session.
The first 1 or 2 sessions would used to assess your situation and discuss if and how we can work together.
I also offer 20 min telephone consultation free of charge. This is to give clients the option of a more personal approach before meeting for the first time.

Couples £60 for a 1hr session.

Further information

I am able to offer online therapy and telephone counselling.

My consulting rooms are located in Patcham, Brighton.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 5EJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: italian


day time and evening appointments offered. Saturday morning appointments subject to availability. Please ring for details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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