Marilia C Whittome, PGDipPsyCouns, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Reg. MBACP, BPsS, MIL
Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. Before training in psychology and counselling I worked as a translator/interpreter and in research in health related departments in Higher Education Institutions. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand problems by increasing their awareness of how past relationships may be influencing their current issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties. I also combine psychotherapy with life coaching skills for short-term, solution-focused work with clients wishing to manage their phobias, panic disorders, accumulation of unwanted objects (hoarding/clutter) and many other conditions. I provide a multilingual counselling and psychotherapy service in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese or a combination of these with bilingual clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods (Social Sciences)
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Registered member of the BACP (065105)
- Member of Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (Languages spoken English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)
- Diploma in multilingual translation
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees (per session) : £45 for individuals (£30 for students and low incomes) £65 for couples
- Skype Counselling
- Online Counselling
- Telephone Counselling