Dr Ukachi Lit Eziefula
My name is Lit and I am a Clinical Psychologist providing therapy for adults, adolescents and children. I can help with a range of issues including for instance relationship difficulties, stress, work/school difficulties, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating and body image struggles, addiction and insomnia. I have 10 years experience of providing individual, couple, family and group therapy. I work in both NHS and Private Practice. 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.
What is Clinical Psychology?
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, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques.
How can Psychological Therapy Help?
Psychological Therapy broadly aims to help by enabling you to increase your understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and then to adopt new strategies and ways of relating 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.
I have an additional specialism in working with adults and children coping 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.
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 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.
Therapy begins with an Assessment Appointment which generally lasts up to 90 minutes. 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 are available day time on Mondays and from 5:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I also offer a limited number of Saturday morning appointments. To enquire you can email me through the Counselling Directory website or you can call me directly on 07956 196 264.
Skype & Telephone Appointments
Sometimes people find that it is difficult for them to get to the clinic. In these cases I do offer Skype and telephone appointments, which are at a slightly lower and negotiable charge rate. I strongly recommend that you ensure that you can Skype or call from a private room, where you feel that confidentiality can be maintained. For both these formats you incur the cost of the call.
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 and learning disability services in East Sussex and adult and adolescent departments 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Neurological health issues
Traumatic brain injury
Organic brain injury
Weight loss / weight gain
Coping with loss of home and acculturation
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
£90 per 90 minute assessment appointment
£60 per 50 minute appointment
COUPLES / FAMILIES
£120 per 90 minute assessment appointment
£90 per 50 minute appointment
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 9am - 8:30pm Tuesdays 5:30pm - 9pm Wednesdays 5:30pm - 9pm Saturdays 9am - 12 noon
Types of client