Keith Hagenbach BBS BA Dip Psych
1 County House
01342 825457 / 07932 601427
On a course I attended recently, an American lady shared what I think is a wonderfully simple but profound insight. It goes like this:
“You’ve got brains in your head, and feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose”.
Accepting we have the tools we need to change our lives for the better is a great first step. Deciding exactly how to achieve that goal, however, can prove pretty daunting if we try to do it on our own. Entering a partnership with a skilled and experienced therapist, on the other hand, can transform the process.
For the past sixteen years, in both the NHS and private practice, I have worked with men and women seeking to resolve a broad range of life challenges, including relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, low self-worth, bereavement and betrayal. That experience has provided me with a store of invaluable insights and understandings on which I am now able to draw to guide and support those who come to see me.
Apart from my professional work, I feel blessed to have led a rich and varied existence, including being the father of two wonderful sons, building yachts, writing novels, co-authoring a book on healing, living in Ibiza for 10 years, and travelling widely.
I welcome clients into the comfort and privacy of my own home in Forest Row, East Sussex. I also work on Skype with people who live too far away to visit me. My sessions last a full 60 minutes, and I am usually able to provide parking right outside my front door.
Training, qualifications & experience
I took a four year Dip.Psych at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. The course was essentially Integrative and Humanistic in nature, introducing students to a broad range of therapeutic approaches and encouraging us to adopt those best suited to each individual with whom we work.
There was particular focus on the transpersonal perspective and the significance of the soul journey. This is a time when many of us are experiencing challenges at the spiritual level and I have a special interest in working with those going through challenges of that nature.
My NHS-related work involved constant ongoing training, including courses on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy and Stress Control.
I am accustomed to working on the telephone - a service I offer in addition to face-to-face work.
In addition to my psychotherapy qualifications, I hold an honours degree in Business Studies and a BA in English from Trinity College Dublin.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My fee is £45.00 for a one-hour appointment.
[If you feel unable to afford the full fee, please tell me so we can discuss a modified one]
My home is situated in an area blessed with plentiful free parking.
I am able to offer daytime, and some evening and weekend appointments. I can also offer telephone work, with Skype availability. My fees for telephone work are as above.
As well as my psychotherapy work, I am an author. One of my books, The Mind, Body, Spirit Workbook, co-written with eminent healer Dr Christine Page, is now available as an ebook.
Interested in all aspects of healing, I am also a qualified Reiki practitioner.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer appointments most weekdays, some evenings and even weekends by arrangement. Please call me to discuss your needs regarding timing
Types of client
Supervision & training
My training as a psychotherapist included experience of both group and individual supervision.View supervision profile