Syed Azmatullah MA PhD UKCP
Our past experiences and traumatic encounters can leave us poorly set-up to deal with present challenges. I offer a reliable and supportive therapeutic partnership in which your processes can be re-aligned so that you can cope more effectively, discovering ways to thrive.
Core Process Psychotherapy draws on our wisdom accrued over the centuries from ancient philosophies to contemporary neuroscience.This enables us to look with greater insight at the feelings, thoughts, emotions, embodied sensations and subtle background influences that shape our responses to life events. Increasing awareness of these processes helps us to see ourselves with greater depth and clarity so that personal growth and healing is supported.Weaving the threads of our different selves together allows our colourful tapestry to unfold.Connecting hearts and minds strengthens our core spirit.
I prefer to work face-to-face with clients in a non-judgemental relational way as if we are fellow travellers exploring life's many facets together. I have a mixed cultural background and find diversity in all its forms enriching. I have a particular interest in the treatment of trauma & post-traumatic stress disorders which can lead to periods of over-whelm or blanking-out. I've worked with both male and female rape survivors and victims of alienation because of differences in culture or gender identity. In today's shifting cultural milieu it is easy to feel rootless and ungrounded. Working together we can strengthen identity, sense of belonging and our potential for growth.
The initial consultation is always free to give you the opportunity to sense if it feels right for you. If your interest has been stirred I look forward to hearing from you:
Next Steps: Please feel free to call my mobile to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Alternatively email or text messaging me should get a quick response.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally explored the mind as a biomedical scientist and have a BSc and PhD from Manchester University. I then worked in Research & Development in a global pharmaceutical corporation for 26 years based in UK, Germany and the USA. My particular interests include neuroscience and how it informs our understanding of the mind. I have an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Theory from London Metropolitan University and an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy from Middlesex University in collaboration with the Karuna Institute in Devon. I am now in the process of adding EMDR therapy to the range offered.
My clinical psychotherapy practice developed at The Rock Clinic Association in Brighton and the Dyke Road Natural Health Centre. I also practice in the Hove Therapy Rooms on Church Road and offer a non-clinic environment in my Garden Studio.
I draw inspiration from a variety of contemplative traditions including over 25 years experience with Buddhist based Mindfulness practices.
I am registered as a psychotherapist with the UKCP Humanistic and Integrative College.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Culture and Identity issues (Mixed cultural backgrounds, cultural nomads, LGBT+ identity issues, professional identity issues). Transgenerational trauma (e.g. conflict related such as post holocaust or post partition of India & Pakistan).
I run workshops and courses on the mind and mental well-being for organisations and groups.
The initial consultation is free. Thereafter I charge £45 for each one hour session in The Garden Studio. For sessions in Hove Therapy Rooms the fee is £55 for each 50 minute session.
EMDR sessions are typically 90 minutes for which I charge £60 in The Garden Studio.
My Garden Studio in the heart of Hove is close to the seafront and the major public transport network. The closest bus stop on Church Road is Second Avenue. Hove Railway Station is 10 minutes walk approximately.
If you prefer, sessions may be arranged in Hove Therapy Rooms on Church Road.
I am known as Azmat rather than Syed as my naming system does not follow the usual pattern!
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available Monday to Fridays from 8 am until 7 pm
Types of client