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About me

I am a qualified Psychologist and a UKATA registered Counsellor. I had my advanced clinical training in TA Psychotherapy practice. Before I trained to work as a counsellor, I worked as a psychologist in academia and have been working as a social researcher for the last twenty years in different organisations. I have substantial amount of expertise both in working with people from different backgrounds and in researching on a wide range of topics all very relevant to my client work.

I am trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) which is a form of modern psychology that aims to promote personal change and growth using a set of tools. The application of TA tools can be a very effective way of thinking about the unconscious processes that drive our thoughts, feelings and behaviours within any given situation and in all relationships.

If you are experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), depression, grief/loss, social anxiety and trauma, our mutually agreed treatment plan for your needs can help you gain your sense of self again so that you can start enjoying your life. Life is full of challenges and different phases of our lives bring their own issues with them. Working on our part when dealing with these difficulties will bring about significant changes to the way we relate to significant others in our lives. I can help you identify what is getting in the way so that you can work on eliminating them to have a more fulfilled life.

Building on our emotional literacy is a game changer. When we're able to tune into our own emotions and develop awareness of our 'emotional reference', we will become more aware of recognising it in others. This has a significant positive impact on improving our relationship with ourselves and with others, leading us having a more joyful and enjoyable life.

How to get started?

Please send me an initial email so we can set up a free-of-charge chat over the phone or an online platform. In this call, we will talk about what you would like to get out of counselling and how I can help you. If you decide from this you would like to continue, we can set up a second session and subsequently arrange either weekly or fortnightly sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully insured and DBS checked with following training and degree level qualifications:

Advanced Clinical Training, Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy (Wealden College of Psychotherapy)
UKATA Diploma in TA Practice (Psychotherapy)
Body Psychotherapy Training
Trauma Training
Bereavement Training
PhD, Cross-cultural Psychology (University of Sussex)
MA, Social Psychology (University of Sussex)
BSc, Psychology (Hons) (METU, Ankara, Turkey)

Member organisations

UKATA

UK Association for Transactional Analysis

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

Because of my own cultural background, I am interested in and have experience of working with clients on cultural identity related issues and challenges when addressing self-growth.

Furthermore, I worked as a volunteer counsellor for the charity Care for the Carers for over 4 years. As a result, I have a lot of experience around care giving challenges and the effects of the long term carer role on our mental health.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Please contact me directly regarding fees. I am able to offer a percentage of my clients a concessionary rate based on their individual circumstances, as I would like to make sure my services are available for those who will most benefit from them.

Availability

My private practice hours are Monday to Thursday evenings, full-day Fridays, and Saturdays (half-day only). I am able to offer flexibility around hours, so please get in touch to discuss.

Further information

I offer online sessions using Zoom as well as offering sessions over the phone. 

I have experience working with individuals for the short, medium and long-term online and face to face. A number of low-cost counselling spaces are available, these are for people suffering financial hardship so please speak with me on our initial contact.

11 Blatchington Road
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

Turkish

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp
Dr Hulya Hooker

Dr Hulya Hooker