Anne Marie Allen (UKCP registered)
Brighton Therapy Centre
23 New Road
I am an experienced psychotherapist working from comfortable rooms in central Brighton and Upper Beeding. Psychotherapy can help in allowing you the space to explore issues and begin to make sense of emotional and mental distress.
It is important you choose a therapist you feel able to work with. I would always advise we meet for an initial consultation to discuss what is happening in your life and think about what you want to get out of your therapy.
Work can be short term or can stretch into a much longer ongoing period. It offers support during times of crisis, but psychotherapy is also useful for those who need help for what is less easy to define or grasp: for people who aren’t quite sure how to voice what is happening but would like to talk it through with someone.
My approach is broadly relational which means that I am interested in a person’s way of relating to others as a way to understanding themselves. The interpersonal dynamic that takes place between myself and a client can be used to inform and deepen the work, and creates a space where such relational dynamics, though sometimes provoking, can be worked through, understood and integrated.
I work with respect and sensitivity for the individual, and have found that psychotherapy has deepened my awareness and recognition of how we can suffer and yet how profoundly we are able to find our way back.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, Queens Park, London
- Foundations course in Analytical Psychology with the Society of Analytical Psychology
As a qualified psychotherapist I have undergone a four-year, postgraduate, in-depth and experiential training in how to work with a variety of people with a wide range of emotional distress, mental health issues and difficulties.
I am accredited and practice under the code of ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- My fees are £45 for a 50-minute session
- Reduced cost available for students or those on a low income
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Brighton – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Upper Beeding – Tuesday
Types of client