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About me

Hello, I'm Dymphna.

I'm a Counsellor offering one to one sessions, in St Leonards on Sea East Sussex. I offer a safe, confidential space where we can explore what is troubling you and work towards change if that is what you want. I also offer online counselling. I can work with you for just a few sessions or, if needed, for months or years.

I have experience of working with adults with a wide variety of problems including trauma, loss, depression, anxiety,  sadness, anger and relationship issues. I have also volunteered for the local branch of a carers charity; so I am experienced in understanding issues associated with caring roles. 

I have a special interest in the impact of trauma on people's lives and I offer trauma informed therapy. This means that I have an awareness of triggers, physiological symptoms, and how a history of trauma continues to have ramifications into adulthood.  

Away from my counselling practice I am a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT), working in the NHS. Which means that I am used to working with people whose ability to function has been impacted by physical illness. I support them to maintain their independence and reach their goals. 

My two professions compliment each other: I understand that daily routines can feel effortful. Sometimes we do not want, or we feel unable, to fulfil our roles and responsibilities; and all this can have a real impact on how we cope with our lives.

I have also learnt that whether I am an Occupational Therapist or a Counsellor, humour can have a healing effect.  My therapy room is certainly not a humour free zone. 

If you are struggling to find balance and joy in your life I may be able to help you help yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
  • UKATA Diploma Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2014 - 2018
  • Counsellor Care for the Carers 2016 - Ongoing
  • Occupational Therapist NHS 2001 - Ongoing
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy 1998 - 2001

Member organisations

UKATA

UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialize in how to manage in a working environment, with working relationships, related stress, managing tasks and demands, and finding satisfaction in work.

I offer trauma informed therapy. 

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions: £40 for 50 minutes (Recommended Weekly)

For benefit recipients this rate is negotiable

When I work

I work Monday to Friday, I have some evening appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays when my last session starts at 6.30pm.

Further information

If you cannot attend a session I will not charge you, as long as you give me 24 hours notice.

Aldborough Rd, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6SE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Two steps into front door, then level to room. The only toilet is upstairs.

Additional languages

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Online platforms

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