Alana Burton | Southdowns Psychotherapy | Dip TA Practice
The Christs Hospital Sports Centre
Hello and welcome to my page.
It can often be quite daunting looking through profiles to find the right therapist for you so I hope the following will give you a little more info about me, how I work and will help you to decide whether I am the right person for you.
If you have ever found yourself stuck in a rut, maybe aware that certain behaviours, thoughts or feelings in your life feel destructive and are no longer serving you, therapy can help. Together we can untangle emotions and break down what is going on for you into manageable chunks. We will establish what it is that is going on for you and I will support you on a journey of balance and stability. We will learn what makes you tick and how to build new coping resources to help you going forward.
I work offering shorter-term as well as longer-term open-ended therapy. Sometimes clarity can happen after a relatively short amount of time, and sometimes a longer journey of self-discovering and awareness is useful. I work with every client in a different way according to their hopes and intentions for therapy and what they want for themselves. Whether you are aware of what you want to change or not, together we will build on self-awareness, self-compassion and resilience to help you lead a more fulfilling life.
Counselling and psychotherapy is a time and space in which to invest in your well-being and general mental health. The opportunity to talk to someone about your emotional issues in a confidential and supportive environment could really make a difference and it would be my privilege to work with you and hear your story.
I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) Practice
- Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis
- Diploma level training in Trauma and Recovery Training including Attachment, Attachment Disorders, Trauma in children, Severe and Complex Trauma
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Psychosexual therapy
- LGBTQ+ awareness
I am also in continued professional training towards my CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst) qualification.
As well as working in private practice in Washington and Horsham in West Sussex, I also have experience working with
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Photos & videos
I work from several bases within West Sussex so please let me know your preferred location when getting in touch. I will have different availability covering daytime and evening appointments at each location.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Washington is wheelchair accessible but currently the room at Christ's Hospital is not.
Current availability includes Washington on a Thursday or Friday and Christ's Hospital on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.
Types of client