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 may be troubling you and work towards change if that is what you want. 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 loss, depression, anxiety, guilt, anger and relationship issues. I also volunteer for the local branch of a carers charity; so I am experienced in understanding issues associated with caring roles.
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 to enable them to achieve their life goals.
One of my passions is counselling people who are struggling with issues associated with work. There are so many important reasons to work, but it can be so hard to keep working when you feel exhausted or stressed.
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.
If you are struggling to find balance and joy in your life I may be able to help.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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Sessions: £40 for 50 minutes (Recommended Weekly)
For benefit recipients this rate is negotiable
If you cannot attend a session I will not charge you, as long as you give me 24 hours notice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Two steps into front door, then level to room. The only toilet is upstairs.
I work Monday to Friday, I have some evening appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays when my last session starts at 7pm.
Types of client