Alana Burton | Southdowns Psychotherapy | Dip TA Practice, MBACP
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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 and can help you to decide whether I am the right person for you.
In my practice I offer a safe, supportive and confidential space for you to explore emotional obstacles and difficulties. I work both short term and longer-term with adult and adolescent men and women. My main training is in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, a way of working which in straight-forward terms is a form of psychotherapy offering a theory of personality and communication that aids personal growth and change.
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 working for you, Transactional Analysis therapy can help. Together we can untangle emotions and break down what is going on for you into manageable areas. You will learn what makes you tick and how to build new coping strategies to help you going forward.
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.
I am also trained in complex traumas, PTSD, suicide and suicide prevention.
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
- Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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 location is wheelchair accessible but currently the room at Christ's Hospital is not.
Appointments available: Washington - Thursday and Friday. Christ's Hospital - Tuesday and Wednesday.
Types of client