Dr Janet Campbell UKCP
I am an experienced psychoanalytic therapist with a background of 20 years of clinical practice. I have worked in the NHS and currently work in private practice. I have experience of working with clients affected by many different issues and adopt a pluralistic approach drawing on my years of experience working in different settings. I work with a wide range of people and emotional issues such as bereavement, relationship issues, depression, eating disorders, phobias, anxiety and anger management. My approach is boundaried, supportive and creative and although as a psychoanalyst I work with past patterns and events, and with your values and beliefs these are just a key to being able to move beyond the past towards a future. Change and the future are daunting and unknowable things, and the therapy I offer is to facilitate this movement towards the future, whilst being empathic to my client's needs to feel safe and supported.
Because starting therapy can often feel really hard, I recommend we have a telephone converstaion before arranging an initial consultation. Should we decide to work together, I generally expect a minimum of 10 weekly sesions after which we can review whether we continue to work together long term or not.
There is no immediate solution to psychological pain and coming to therapy requires commitment on the part of the client, but therapy is often a really pleasurable experience as well as being painful and therapy is as much about the creative discovery of who we are as it is about the acceptance of ourselves and others. Significant change does not happen overnight and is different for each person, but through regular therapy changes are made in many different ways.
I have worked as an analytical psychotherapist in Brighton and Lewes for the last 15 years, at the Rock Clinic in Brighton, at The University of Sussex Counselling service and in private practice in Lewes. Between 2009 and 2010 I was the Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex. I currently work in private practice from Lewes and from Hornsey in London. My practice in Hornsey is in a quiet location but just 5 minutes walk to the tube.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in psychoanalysis and analytic therapy with 15 years experience of working within the N.H.S, a University Counselling Department, the Rock Therapy Clinic in Brighton and private practise.
I have a longer clinical experience of working as a Midwife and counselling in relation to mother/child relationships within the N.H.S in England and Scotland. I am currently registered with the UKCP. My training is with The Guild of Psychotherapists and I am also a recent member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I have been the Chair of Psychotherapy Sussex between 2008-2010.
I have also held various academic posts where I have taught and carried out research in relation to psychoanalysis. I have supervised doctoral work in psychoanalysis for many years in relation to both theoretically and clinically orientated research projects. My work as an external examiner for therapy trainings has involved the role of validating personal practitioners for UKCP. registration. I have published widely in academic journals and written several books and give regular talks in both academic and public forums.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with people of all ages and have a lot of expereince working with people from different cultural backgrounds.
As a clinican I am open to all lifestyle choices and sexual orientations
My charges are on a sliding scale from £50 - £70 for therapy per hour for individuals (50 minutes) Please phone me for an initial chat if you would like to know more.
I have some concessions for individuals on low incomes- daytime appointments only.
For short term psychotherapy I work with clients on a weekly basis for 10 sessions.
Psychotherapy contracts are agreed on an open ended basis with us meeting either once or twice a week for a minmum of 40 sessions per year.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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