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Isabel Bostwick

Lewes BN7 & Brighton BN1
07789 962945 07789 962945
Lewes BN7 & Brighton BN1

About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, integrating psychodynamic, person-centred and family-systems theory in my work with individuals.

I offer both short and longer term psychotherapy. Short term work can be useful for addressing current presenting difficulties, whereas longer term issues may require more time for us to fully explore and understand the root causes as well as the full impact on your current life.

I place the therapeutic relationship at the heart of our clinical work and believe that through exploration and acceptance, therapy can bring about great change and growth. My goal is to offer a safe therapeutic space to explore complex thoughts, feelings and behaviors, so that genuine and lasting change can occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychotherapy University of Brighton, 2017
PGDip Psychodynamic counselling, University of Brighton, 2011

Eating disorders and body dysmorphia, Tavistock and Portman Clinic, 2018
Clinical supervision, The Rock Clinic, Brighton, 2015
CBT training, university of Sussex, 2014

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since completing my initial training in 2011, and divide my time between the Rock Clinic in Brighton and Hove, and my private practice in Lewes. I also work as a counsellor at the university of Sussex, providing dynamic, short term work with students.

I am a member of the BACP, UKCP and UPCA

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

First session is free, thereafter £45-£55 per session
I also have a limited number of spaces for those on a lower income.

Westgate Psychotherapy
Studio 15, Star Brewery Workshops
Castle Ditch Lane
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1YJ

The Rock Clinic
8 Western Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 2PG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am generally available on weekdays and evenings as well as Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Isabel Bostwick

Isabel Bostwick