Julia Rivas

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Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5BT
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About me

I am an experienced Core Process psychotherapist working with adults and registered with the UKCP.
My Practice Room is in Barcombe Mills, near Lewes.

Therapy can be short-term (6 - 12 weekly sessions) and focused on a particular issue or longer term. Longer term work is helpful if there are more long standing difficulties which may have their origins in childhood or later traumatic events..

Therapy offers a space where you can bring yourself, whatever your perception of this might be, and know it will be held with compassion.

My primary training is in Core Process psychotherapy which integrates the wisdom of Buddhist psychology with western personality theory, psychodynamic and psychotherapy skills.

At its heart Core Process is a mindfulness-based somatic approach for working with personal difficulties.

I have additional certified trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1) and Brainspotting (Phases 1 and 2); both are somatic modalities for working with trauma.

I also offer Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment for working with trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Core Process Psychotherapy

While addressing the cognitive and emotional aspects of a persons distress, the Core Process approach also attends to the physiological elements. Our moment to moment experiences, the joyful as well as the difficulties, are mediated through the body. By attuning to the language of the body in addition to cognition/ thoughts and emotions we tap into a deeper vein of our experience.

Research shows that trauma and early attachment problems profoundly affect the brain-body and that symptoms are often somatically driven.

Level 1 Certificate in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma

Studied the above with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Brainspotting. Phases 1 and 2

All are somatic approaches(brain-body based).Sensorimotor and Brainspotting are more focused on working with trauma.

EMDR. Parts 1, 2,3 and 4

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£65.00 - £75.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

£65 - £75 per hour (60 minutes). Sliding scale.

Registered with the following health insurers:

AXA PPP healthcare. Ref: JR04498

Aviva. 600121399

Vitality Health

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Unit 2, Mill Farm, Barcombe Mills, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5BT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Julia Rivas
Julia Rivas