Barbara Abis

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Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SG
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, an EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapist, and hold a certificate in Complex Trauma treatment. I have years of experience in trauma, anxiety, addiction and relationship issues. My method is creative and thought provoking. I use elements of drama, sensorimotor psychotherapy, polyvagal theory and mindfulness. 

If you are looking for a challenging, thought provoking and yet gentle and safe approach to resolve issues that keep you stuck, or make you anxious, or fearful, or doubtful of yourself, I can help you. I walk with you in your journey and help you to shed some light where it feels dark and painful. Together we can look at things from a different perspective. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP accredited psychodrama psychotherapist 
  • EMDR therapist 
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapist 
  • Complex trauma certificate 

I draw from a variety of approaches, including: 

  • Psychodynamic theory, 
  • Neurobiology and Trauma, 
  • IFS (Internal Family System) and ego states
  • Polyvagal theory
  • EMDR 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£65.00 - £90.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

Brighton: £65 (Rates agreed with Insurance companies may differ)

EMDR: £65 pro rata (Rates agreed with Insurance companies may differ)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday and Tuesday 9:30 - 3

Wednesday to Friday 9 to 19 

Brighton Consulting Rooms, 18A Clermont Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair access in the Brighton clinic.

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Barbara Abis
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