Nicole S. Reilly. UKCP. Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist
01903 203 533 / 07882 526805
Distress or unhappiness is not usually a sign of a mental health problem, although we sometimes fear that it might be. Together we try to discover the purpose of the unease and what would bring about any desirable change.
Psychotherapy is not about curing, but about engaging with the innate wisdom of the person and encouraging the development of their essential (often hidden) strengths and qualities. This process tends to naturally lead to an enhanced sense of self and purpose, and therefore to better qualityof life.
I have over 25 year experience of accompanying people on their journey of self discovery.
Although influenced by my experience of analytical depth psychology (Jungian) I pay attention to, and respect your preferences and interests, confident in my belief that each one of us can be sensitised to our ever present inner guidance, regardless of age, educational experience or cultural and spiritual background.
What do we do?
Some people prefer just talking, safely tucked in a comfy chair, while others like to experiment with art material, sand tray, movements or sounds. We might find ourselves occasionally working out of doors. Focus on observation (both inner and outer) and sensations is encouraged. (Nowadays called mindfulness)!
Often psychotherapy clients work over several years, some over a few months, others only a few weeks and occasionally some people want a single consultation in order to clarify a specific issue in their life or work with a specific dream.
Typically we have an initial free half hour introduction by phone or in person, followed immediately or at a later date by an assesment if which we decide whether we are suitable for working with each other and make a working agreement.
I am also trained in EMDR and EFT and make these available to people who do not wish to engage in indepth paychotherapeuthic work, in order to help alleviate traumatic memories and PTS, compulsive behaviour, Anxiety, Anger, and some physical (non clinical) symptoms, often with impressive results in a relatively short number of sessions.
However, in my experience you will start feeling some benefit when we are both able and willing to engage fully in a working relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
Originally a French national, I was brought up in Paris and spent some time working as a journalist before settling in the UK where I raised my family. I now enjoy being a grandmother.
I started my professional life here as a French lecturer before undergoing further studies and training and gaining the following qualifications and experiences:
FE Teach Cert
BA (Hons) Linguistics.
Adv dip. Couns
Adv. dip. Psychotherapy,
PGC in Spiritual Guidance
EMDR and EFT Training
WPF dip. in Working with Adolescents
15 years experience as a trainer and Supervisor at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (London)
completion of one year training in ,'foundation in deep body work' (Reichian)
I give talks and workshops on working with dreams from an alchemical and spiritual perspective.
I also run meditation groups and guide alchemical retreats.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Embodied dream work
Sand Tray work
End of life
The first half hour either on the phone or face to face is free.
The 0riginal assessment can takes up to one and half hour and cost £70
Cost of therapy between £55 and £90 per one hour session, depending on frequency of meeting, location and your circumstances.
Trainee rates available from £40
some concessionary places when available for people specifically interrested in the transpersonal .
FREE REFERRAL SERVICE
Choosing a therapist can be difficult or daunting . You may have being drawn to this site but but we may not be right for each other for various reasons such as availability of time or location, or financial circumstances.
After assessment, it we both find it desireable, I may provide you with contacts to suitable therapists who may be more appropriate to your needs. All the therapists I refer to after assesment are personally known to me in a professional capacity.
The consulting rooms in Worthing are near train stations
and bus routes, and offer easy parking and wheelchair access.
Day, evening and week-end appointments available.
NB: about the list of 'disorders' and area I deal with, it is here mainly for the search engine!
As Carl Rogers said:
'We regard the medical model as an extremely inappropriate model for dealing with psychological disturbances. The model that makes more sense is a growth model or a developmental model. In other words we see people as having a potential for growth and development, and that can be released under the right psychological climate. We don’t see them as sick and needing a diagnosis, prescription and a cure. And that is a very fundamental difference with a good many implications’ (Rogers 1976)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day, evening, weekends
Types of client
Supervision & training
I was a member of staff at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) from 2001 to 2016, facilitating groups and supervising students on an Integrative transpersonal Psychotherapy training.