Alice Hartmann (Adv Dip, M.A., UKCP reg)

Alice Hartmann (Adv Dip, M.A., UKCP reg)

23 New Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1UG

17 Melville Road
Near Seven Dials
Brighton
BN3 1TH

07951962109 / 07951962109

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About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with 10 years experience working in Mental Health.

I can work with severe and enduring trauma or with more common difficulties such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression.

Psychotherapy is a relational space where you can feel understood with all your feelings, sometimes for the first time. Gradually you can make meaningful connections between present and past experiences to understand your pain and fears in a wholesome way. You may discover new, often more compassionate ways of relating, to yourself, and in your relationships. This in turn can improve your day-to-day life, and help you to gain or regain control of some important aspects of your life. Psychotherapy encourages long-lasting positive change.

The length of this process will depend on what you want to address or change in your life and on how you wish to approach therapy; whether by focusing on particular issues within a specific time frame and/or by looking more deeply at underlying issues. It is usual for therapy to take weeks (12 to 24 weeks); it can also take months or years. It is an individual experience.

Sometimes the hardest thing is to begin the therapeutic journey.

My work is informed by psychodynamic and attachment research as well as how to effectively work with psychological trauma. Together we aim to support a deeper and gentler way into connecting body and mind processes - we are at our best when they come together. My approach to you will be holistic and I aim to adapt to every person's needs and rhythm.

I am LGBT affirmative.


Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma (5 years, M.A. Equivalent) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Minster Centre, London (2011) - see www.minstercentre.org for more information
- One year Infant Observation - APPCIOS/Tavistock
- Foundation Course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 2012
- I co-facilitated a weekly a self-harm support group in Brighton for two years in the NHS
- Personal and professional development is a key part of my practice since 2005. I have attended other shorter courses in Attachment Research and the Neuroscience of attachment and trauma, Body Psychotherapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Non-Violent Resistance (NVR), Mindfulness, and more.
- I also hold a French Masters in Humanities and Film Studies, La Sorbonne Paris (1995).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma (5 years, M.A. Equivalent) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Minster Centre, London (2011) - see www.minstercentre.org for more information
  • One year Infant Observation - APPCIOS/Tavistock
  • Foundation Course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 2012
  • I co-facilitated a weekly a self-harm support group in Brighton for two years in the NHS
  • M.A Humanities and Film Studies, La Sorbonne Paris (1995).
  • Personal and professional development is a key part of my practice since 2005. I have attended other shorter courses in Attachment Research and the Neuroscience of attachment and trauma, Body Psychotherapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT), Non-Violent Resistance (NVR), Mindfulness, and more.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in how emotional states such such as rage, despair, 'indifference', shame and jealousy can be understood, and how to help manage these experiences in every day life and relationships.

Somatisation and working with people who have Chronic Fatigue or ME is an area I have expertise in.

Another special interest of mine is in intergenerational issues and the impact of early relational trauma on future life; with this in mind I am able to help people who have difficulties with motherhood/fatherhood.

Working as a therapist in another language I am drawn to the multilingual experience in the therapy room. I offer therapy in French.

Fees

My fee is £50 for a one-to-one session. Each lasts 50 minutes except the initial appointment which is 60 minutes.
Availability: Tuesdays 9.30am - 8pm, Wednesdays 9.30am - 6pm, Thursdays 9 am - 2pm, Fridays 9am - 2pm.

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Further information

I come from France and have been in the UK for 22 years.

I can work with you in English or in French if your native language is French.
I am a member of the Multilingual Psychotherapy Centre.

My training was extremely rigorous and enriching. I receive regular supervision.

Alongside my private practice I co-facilitated for two years a self-harm support group every week in a recovery centre until the service had to stop earlier in 2014. I have provided long and short term work within the NHS, often for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I have worked with specialists in women's health, sexual health and fertility (NHS Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic). I have also worked with people of all ages undergoing important life transitions.

I draw on psychoanalytic and attachment theories, as well as trauma and mentalisation based therapies.

I provide a compassionate, non-judgemental and confidential environment.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 1UG
Brighton, BN3 1TH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: I also practice in French

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Availability

I am available on Tuesdays 9.30am - 8pm, Wednesdays 9.30am - 3pm, Thursdays 9 am - 2pm, Fridays 10am - 2pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults