Cristina La Cara PG Dip MBACP Registered/Accredited
26 Tongdean Lane
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
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.
I am able to offer online therapy and telephone counselling.
My consulting rooms are located in Patcham, Brighton.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
day time and evening appointments offered. Saturday morning appointments subject to availability. Please ring for details.
Types of client