Vallie Beagle MA / Dip.Counselling/ IPT/ Accredited EMDR Therapist
113a Lower Church Rd
36 High Street
Hello and welcome to my profile. Thank you for taking the time to read through the information provided for you below which I hope will help you choose a good therapist for yourself.
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or lost?
At times we experience painful feelings, suffer from often crippling anxiety and occasionally behave in ways that cause difficulties in our lives. I know from many years of experience that people bravely tend to soldier on hoping things will improve or as often suggested by well meaning friends and family, they should be able to 'pull themselves together'.
Reaching out is a brave thing to do and well done for getting this far. It would be my job to put you at ease and provide a calm, safe space for you to feel confident to talk about your difficulties.
You most probably have a good idea as to what kind of therapist you would like to have and I imagine it would be someone who is experienced and confident in their work, someone who listens to your problems, is supportive, believes in your ability to heal, cheers you on and celebrates success with you. Someone who has your best interest at heart, who can identify your strengths and help you achieve your goals for the future. I believe I am that therapist.
My work experience
I have been a therapist for 20 years mainly working for the NHS. I have recently retired from the NHS where I provided specialist counselling, leadership and supervision to a team of counsellors.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, trauma, relationship / unresolved childhood issues, performance anxiety, eating disorders, phobias and OCD or your suffered a loss you may be interested in the latest cutting edge neurobiologically informed treatment approaches that I use. They offer a new way of understanding on how the mind works and can bring about profound changes sometimes in a short period of time.
I am a registered and accredited member of the UK Council & Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am a fully trained and accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation (EMDR) practitioner with EMDR Europe Association. I am also a fully accredited Practitioner with IPT UK and a facilitator and trainer for CBT groups for anxiety and depression.
My training as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist enables me to work with people who have relationship difficulties. Once I have a clear understanding what the difficulties are, and if necessary I will invite the partner to attend various session in the hope to provide a safe and respectful way to resolve their issues and conflicts.
What to expect?
My approach is gentle and is primarily geared towards strengthening the healthy well functioning core part of those of you who chose to have therapy with me.
I am an integrative therapist and counselling sessions with me involves exploring current difficulties with the aim to improve your quality of life in the here and now. Some times it is important to also look at past experiences to see how they may be linked with current difficulties. This may involve thinking about early attachment style patterns and explore in more details ways of behaviour and thought processes.
I strongly believe we all have the capacity to overcome life’s difficulties and my therapy style is interactive, engaging and focused without lengthy silences.
You will be able to see me for a length of time that suits you. Some people benefit from just a few sessions, others prefer longer term support. In our early meetings we will discuss your treatment and I hope that I will be able to help you decide what type of therapy might be best for you.
New therapies that may be able to help when others have failed.
I have particular interested in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprossessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems Therapy and Sensory Motor Psychotherapy which are emerging modalities at the cutting edge of psychotherapy.
In my career I have worked with people from all walks of life presenting with many different psychological problems and I have successfully worked with.
- Anxiety and worry
- Social anxiety / Eating disorder
- Health anxiety / Phobia / Addiction
- Relationship difficulties
- Adverse Childhood experiences (ACE)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Self-esteem issues
- Identity issues
- Gender / fertility and sexuality issues
I offer a free first telephone consultation and depending on availability I also offer an initial free 30 minutes face to face consultation.
I will respond to all enquiries within 48 hours. In case I do not respond there must have been some technical difficulties. It is best to email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have training and experience of delivering several evidence-based and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended therapies. In particular, I use:
- Dipl. Psycho-dynamic counselling 1997
- Masters in Time Sensitive Psychotherapy 2002 teachings of Systemic Family systems therapy/ CBT / Solution focused therapy/ Cognitive Analytical therapy/ Brief therapy.
- Supervision Training 2009 I supervise the work of other therapists.
- IPT ( Interpersonal Therapy) 2012 to help with relationship problems/ grief and adjustment to life changing events.
- EMDR 2013 Accreditation obtained 2017 for the treatment of trauma and other psychological difficulties where adverse life experiences are the root cause.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am training to become an Internal Systems Therapist this year and I currently use ideas and concepts of this wonderful and gentle way of treating people.
Internal Family Systems Therapy is widely practiced in the US and training is now available also in the UK.
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
£ 65 (1 hour session)
Alongside my private practice I work as a Trauma Therapist at Beacon House which is a private Trauma Clinic operating out of Cuckfield and Chichester that specialises in adoption and trauma.
There, I mainly work with clients suffering from complex trauma with symptoms of depression, anxiety, irritability, problems with sleep and amongst other symptoms over or under eating. Many of my clients present with unresolved childhood issues, abuse, or loss of access to their children or suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
With those individuals I mainly use EMDR and Internal Family System theory it is my pleasiure to introduce clients to a new startling way of viewing humans. if you are interested in this please read my article attached.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
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