Babi Abis UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Babi Abis UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

20 Great Portland Street

The Business Connection
145 Islingword Road
East Sussex

07814 717399

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About me

I am a psychotherapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I offer long and short-term psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. I also facilitate experiential psychodrama psychotherapy workshops in and around the South East.

I value creativity and authenticity as the nourishment that enriches people's experience of life. My aim as a psychotherapist is to be alongside my clients as they explore difficulties in their lives, get to know themselves, and find new ways of responding to difficult situations. I stay with my clients during their journey, in an empathetic and non-judgemental, way, helping them to realise their full potential. At the heart of my practice is the relationship with the client, which has a huge therapeutic potential. I aim to provide a holding and containing environment where a profound exploration can take place.

Clients are welcome to come for a first assessment to discuss what concerns bring them to therapy and how we might work together. They are then free to decide if they wish to proceed with therapy.

My approach is integrative. I trained in Psychodrama, so I offer a creative method of exploration to support clients, if it feels right for them.

This creative method is an application of psychodrama techniques to 1:1 settings. This encourages the expression of something that words alone can't always provide. It aims at finding ways to define, and make sense of, those emotions that we struggle to understand and express verbally. It offers a way to bring to the surface the emotions and experiences that are sometimes forgotten, but are still stored in the mind and body, and are affecting our present lives. Using creativity in the session is always negotiated with the client as it is not something that is right for all people and therefore there is always the option not to work in this way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the UKCP and have trained in Psychodrama Psychotherapy at the London Centre for Psychodrama. I attend regular CPD training.

I have experience in a range of areas, including antenatal and postnatal difficulties, addiction, anxiety, depression, feeling stuck and directionless, and working with young people.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Brighton: £45. £20 for the initial session.

Hove: £55

London (W1W): £65 (fees up to £70 from September 2019)

Concessionary rates are sometimes available for people on income support, or students.

Further information

Saturday and some evening sessions available.

Maps & Directions

London, W1W 8QR
Brighton, BN2 9SH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Wheelchair access in Hove therapy space

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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