THE SEARCH FOR MEANING & PURPOSE IN TIMES OF PERSONAL DIFFICULTIES
As a psychotherapist I view each individual as unique and whole where the mind, body and spirit are seen as integrated parts of the self. We are more than just our 'problems'. Often our 'issues' or ‘problems’ can fully consume us on a daily basis and prevent us from living the life we really want and prevent us from realizing our dreams.Taking the first steps to talk about your current worries however, such as through 'talking therapy' can be difficult too but it will often proof to be the most courageous step you will take!
TAKE THE FIRST STEP ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU FEEL:
Worried, anxious, lonely, have low self-esteem, don't feel 'connected', see no meaning or purpose in life or have a self-destructive behavior. Whether you are currently dealing with generalized anxiety disorder, depression, family issues, affairs and betrayals, bereavement, relationship issues etc. 'talking therapy' can help clarify and give relief to how you currently feel and deal with things in life. Its good to talk.
Also whatever we may or may not have experienced in childhood or as adults the search for meaning and purpose can be a lonely and anxious journey to take. 'This is especially the case when we are also trying to make sense of the 'bad' experiences we may have had with people that should have cared for us in the first place. You may ask yourself 'how do I make sense of my experiences; are there any solutions to my issues and how do I move forward'?
The good news is that you are not alone in your search for answers, understanding and clarifications.
'Talking therapy’ can be such a place where you can start the journey of self-discovery together with your therapist and try to find the vital pieces that has been missing in your life for a while. You can discover these and start the journey at my practice which offers a private, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
HOW BEST TO CONTACT ME:
You can either text me on 07828 157294 so we can arrange an informal chat (free of charge) or email me , firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange an informal chat before you decide anything.
The purpose of any human being is to grow - mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically, socially, financially and materially where growth takes place as we pay attention to our personal obstacles. These often keep us away from our dreams and the life we would like to live.
EXPERIENCED WORKING WITH:
- International Students
- Couples including same sex and cross cultural couples
Training, qualifications & experience
I decided to be in the 'helping' profession because of my own personal experiences that fueled a strong desire to help others. At the same time I find helping people coming very naturally to me and believe that our 'issues' and 'problems' can be seen as a way to learn, grow and forgive the people that have caused us pain where ultimately we can help others and create meaning.
My clinical qualification includes a BSc. degree in counselling & psychotherapy which I gained in the UK (Surrey). I also hold an Masters' degree in 'Intercultural Communication' which deals with issues concerning 'Culture, Religion, Language Usage (bi-lingualism) and Intercultural communication'. I have been in private practice since 2006 and receive regular clinical supervision that overlooks my clinical work and practice. I am a member of the BACP (MBACP) and currently working towards my accreditation with them.
I am a fully qualified and trained psychotherapist since 2006.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other therapies offered:
* Intercultural /cross cultural couples' Psychotherapy (exploring issue(s) as a couple that share different cultural and linguistic backgrounds)
* Karmic Psychotherapy (exploring one's issue(s) from a deep spiritual level also called 'the journey of the soul' psychotherapy')
Please call for an informal chat (free to charge) for more information.
Fees for Brighton, for individuals £ 45 per session ; for couples £ 80 per session
Fees for Lewes, for individuals £ 45 per session ; for couples £ 80 per session
Fees for London, for individuals £ 70 per session; for couples £ 120 per session
- Payments: cash only
- I offer short and long term therapy
- I offer face to face and telephone therapy
- Some concessions are available (limited)- please call
Sessions lasts 50 minutes.
Offering counselling in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas such as Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath. Recently also offer counselling in Lewes and counselling in London (Southwark area).
I currently have 3 practice addresses and you can choose whichever is convenient for you:
* Brighton (Five Ways area, postcode BN1)
* Lewes (Central - walking distance to town, station and all amenities, postcode BN7
* London (London Bridge area- Southwark area, postcode SE1 and 5 minutes walk from the station and tube)
About counselling & psychotherapy in general:
The following is a definition of counselling according to the BACP:
"Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well-being"
A counsellor/psychotherapist is not there to tell you what to do rather encourage you to talk about what's on your mind in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. The process itself can be very healing, that will enable you to start perceiving things as they are where solutions can be created , issues reconciled and better ways found to coping with everything.
Where do I go from here? How to arrange a session?
Once you have decided to work with me the next step is to contact me so we can have an informal chat and arrange a day and time to meet. The initial assessment (first session) is essential and it will establish your needs and aims, the length of future sessions, fees, termination & cancellation policy.
What to expect in a session?
The future sessions will lasts 50 minutes, which will be weekly on the same day and same time and there is ample flexibility for any changes. It is held at the same place each time we meet and the consulting room is very private. In each session your life will take centre stage that will include your significant experiences, feelings, thoughts, desires etc. where I will help unravel all of these with you. As such, like in all talking therapies, the sessions will be interactive.
What issues do you deal with?
You can discuss lots of issues within counselling & psychotherapy, see list.
What about confidentiality?
Confidentiality is an essential part of the therapeutic relationship. All that takes place between us is treated with respect and discretion and it will be discussed in full in the first session when we meet.
What about the length of therapy?
The length of time you will need help varies with each individual. It will depend on your needs, expectations and the work undertaken. Deep-rooted problems may require long-term work (months/years) while specific issues can often be addressed within a much shorter period.
You can 'target' a specific area in your life in the form of 'focused short-term therapy', which can be a maximum of 12 weeks.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments only, for an informal chat (free) please call 07828 157294.Available monday - Saturdays, days and evenings. Concessions available
Types of client