Dr. Birgitta Heiller PhD Psychology MSc Psychotherapy
I have over 30 years experience of working with individuals, couples and groups. I also offer training and supervision of psychotherapists and counsellors.
I can work in English, German and Dutch.
My special interest lies in treating trauma, including childhood trauma after any form of abuse. I have extensive experience in working with people with gender identity issues, as well as dilemmas regarding sexual preference. I am interested in life transitions and relationship problems, and personal as well as professional re-orientation of any kind.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD in Psychology and general and Comparative Physiology, University of Vienna, Austria.
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University.
Chartered Psychologist (BPS), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)
European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP)
Certified Transactional Analyst (EATA)
Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (EATA)
Member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysts (IARTA)
Member of the Association of Energy Psychologists (ACEP)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£70 for an individual session (50min)
£130 for couples (90 min)
groups - information available upon request
Wednesdays and Thursdays in Southsea
I started out as a psychologist and applied myself in research and psychometrics. I retain a keen interest in the neurosciences because of my training in physiology.
I am able to apply cognitive-behavioural methodology in short term, solution-focussed work and work for several agencies which deal with post-traumatic stress symptoms. Further training in energy psychology methods as well as EMDR has enhanced my ability to deal with the debilitating effects of PTSD. I am equally available for long - term, exploratory psychotherapy which focuses on the therapeutic relationship and dealing with existential life issues.