Dr Clarissa Bartlett Counselling Psychologist (DCPsych)
I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist.
I offer both short and long-term therapy for people struggling with difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, work stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-identity and long-term health conditions.
Other concerns or life events, which may be helped by talking through with a psychological therapist, include bereavement, divorce, redundancy or a change in life circumstances. However, you do not have to be in crisis, or on the verge of one, before choosing to have therapy. You may want to examine underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general, feel like a new start, or be seeking balance in your life. All of these reasons and more will bring individuals to therapy.
I have experience of working in primary, secondary and Tier 4 care settings within the NHS, and also in private clinics. I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and with a range of difficulties. Currently, I work within a NHS community service providing psychological therapy for patients with long-term health conditions and also practice privately in Hove, East Sussex.
How I work
My underlying principle is to be flexible and to work with the needs and capabilities of each person. Therefore, I draw on more than one model of psychological theory and practice (e.g. CBT, mindfulness-based interventions, schema therapy). I am particularly interested in how attachment patterns are formed; how we relate to our self and others; and in using evidenced-based strategies to increase personal resilience and emotional wellbeing.
I abide by the codes of ethical practice outlined by the Health Care Professions and Council (HCPC) and the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych)
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ClinDip)
- Applied Psychology (BSc Honours)
- Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- STEPPS Programme Group Facilitator (for Borderline Personality Disorder/Emotional Unstable Personality Disorder)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
The fee for a session is £70.
What happens in the first session?
In the initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns and reasons for seeking therapy. This usually involves asking questions about your background and assessing your needs, as well as what you would like to achieve in therapy. It is also an opportunity for you to see if I am the right therapist for you, to ask any questions and voice particular concerns. You are under no obligation to commit to working with me after the first meeting if you feel that I am not right for you.
How many sessions to I need?
If you decide to pursue therapy, a session usually takes place once a week but no fixed number of sessions is required. It depends on your personal needs and circumstances and what you want out of therapy. This can be discussed and negotiated with me in the initial session and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Where does therapy take place?
Therapy sessions are held at Hove Therapy Rooms and Landsdowne Place Therapy Rooms. We are easily accessible by public transport and there are regular buses to Hove station, as well as to Brighton station. Alternatively, there is also street parking on Wilbury Road and Landsdowne Place.
Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB.
Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms, Lower Ground, 60 Lansdowne Place, Hove, BN3 1FG.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client