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Dr Ukachi Lit Eziefula

Brighton BN1 & Hove BN3
07956 196 264 07956 196 264 Registered / Accredited

About me

My name is Lit and I am a Clinical Psychologist providing therapy for adults, adolescents and children. I believe that we all have the ability to manifest our full potential and to experience fulfilment and happiness in life. I specialise in both general and neurological psychology and I have introduced movement and music as part of my group therapy. I have over 10 years experience of providing individual, couple and group therapy and have worked in the NHS, Private Hospitals and in my own Private Practice. I also deliver training on neurological and general psychological wellbeing. I am HCPC and British Psychological Society accredited which means that I regularly top up my knowledge of psychological theory and practice by attending training programmes to keep me up to date with evidence based research.

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As a Clinical Psychologist I provide a range of different types of therapy to help my clients to understand their difficulties and make changes to overcome them. This means that I am able to tailor therapy to suit you and the themes you are exploring. I am trained and practiced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness and Emotional Release and Expression Techniques.

How can Psychological Therapy Help?
Psychological Therapy broadly aims to help you to increase your understanding of yourself and to enable you to adopt new strategies and ways of relating to other people to enable you to make positive changes in your life.

It is perfectly fine to come to therapy without a clearly defined problem, but feeling stuck, confused, frustrated, frightened, hopeless, angry, fed up, tired, lonely or lost. I will support you to uncover the root of the problem and find positive ways to alleviate the difficulty.

My Specialism
My approach involves connecting with my clients as who they are and supporting them to express themselves so that they can live a full and authentic life.

I have a specialism in working with adults who are living with neurological health challenges such as brain injury or long term neurological health conditions. I am experienced in working with fatigue and pain and I support people to cope with change and adjustment, relationship difficulties, work related problems and fear of illness. In this arena I also take good time to work with relatives as I believe that neurological problems can have an impact on the whole family.

My Values
I am committed to providing a platform for my clients to increase their enjoyment of life. I work by supporting you to strengthen your ability to cope with challenging issues, to develop a strong sense of self-worth and to foster and nurture healthy relationships.

My Clinic
My clinic is at The Brighton Consulting Rooms, less than a minute walk from
Preston Park train station. There is on-street parking and disabled access.

I offer individual therapy, couples therapy and family therapy.

Treatment Plans
Therapy begins with an Assessment Appointment. This is an important session in which I learn about what has brought you to therapy and you get a feel for working with me. At the end of the assessment I indicate what sort of treatment plan I feel is appropriate and I give you the chance to think about whether you would like to proceed. The therapeutic relationship is important and I like my clients to feel empowered in their choice to work with me.

The length of treatment can vary, usually starting from as few as 2 sessions up to several months. The regularity of sessions will also vary depending on your availability and the nature of the issues you are facing. Mostly, I recommend weekly therapy as this provides a focussed programme. However, there are times where bi-monthly or fewer sessions are more appropriate. This is discussed and arranged in advance and in accordance with you.

Appointments
Appointments are available day time on Mondays to Fridays. To enquire you can email me through the Counselling Directory website or you can call me directly on 07956 196 264.

Skype & Telephone Appointments
I offer Videoconference. I strongly recommend that you ensure that you can Videoconference from a private room, where you feel that confidentiality can be maintained.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Clinical Psycholoist fully accredited and registered with the British Psychological Society and Health and Care Professions Council. 

I utilise evidence-based psychological treatments in my work with clients. I am an experienced practitioner of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and committment therapy and mindfulness. Where appropriate I adopt an integrative approach. In my work with young children, I use play, art and puppetry.

I have many years experience supporting adults and children in their recovery from emotional, behavioural and relationship difficulties. I have a background in the NHS including adult, child, adolescent, neuropsychological and learning disability services in East Sussex and London including at the Tavistock Clinic in London. I have also worked in mental health charities in the UK and in Africa.

I am experienced in leading groups and workshops in subjects including anxiety, confidence building, body image, sexuality, anger management, assertiveness and coping with and initiating change. I also facilitate dance therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Neurological health issues
Neurological rehabilitation
Cognitive impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Organic brain injury
Stroke
Chronic fatigue
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinsons
Weight loss / weight gain
Binge eating
Over eating
Identity difficulties
Coping with loss of home and acculturation

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

INDIVIDUALS
From £70 per 50 minute appointment

COUPLES / FAMILIES
From £95 per 50 minute appointment

Further information

If you are unsure about whether the issue you are experiencing is appropriate for psychological therapy, please do get in touch for a consultation conversation with me at no charge.

Psychology Sussex
6 The Drive
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 6JA

Brighton Consulting Rooms
18a Clermont Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 6SG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Swahili

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

Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 5pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience of practice covering NHS, private practice and private hospitals.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Ukachi Lit Eziefula

Dr Ukachi Lit Eziefula