FURTHER QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION

 

How long will you need to see me for?

That will depend on you and on what is going on in your life and I would assess that during the first session or two and we would then agree a number of sessions together.      As part of the assessment process I will also think about whether I am the best person for you to see. Sometimes sessions go on for a couple of months and sometimes longer.

 

What does it cost?

I charge £40 for a session which lasts 50 minutes and offer a limited number of concession spaces.

I offer a 30 minute introductory session for £20 as a two way assessment to see if we feel comfortable with each other and for me to ensure that I am the right person for you to see.

 

Where will you see me?

I have a comfortable and private room in Etchingham and there is plenty of parking.


What are my qualifications?

MA Hons Edinburgh University,  PGCE London Institute of Education,  Diploma in Counselling, Wealden Institute, Place2Be Training,  TA 101 Training, MBSR Mindfulness Training

I am a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere and abide by their ethical guidelines and Codes of Conduct which includes regular individual supervision.  I am also fully insured.


The Three Main Therapeutic Models I Work With:


Person Centred Counselling is based on the theory and philosophy of Dr Carl Rogers. It is a non-directive approach to being with another person that believes in the others potential and ability to make the right choices for him or herself.

Gestalt Therapy  was developed in the late 1940s by Fritz Perls and is guided by the principle that every individual is a whole -mind, body and soul. The aim of a gestalt therapist is to promote a non-judgemental self-awareness that enables clients to develop a unique perspective on life. By helping an individual to become more aware of how they think, feel and act in the present moment, gestalt therapy provides insight into ways in which he or she can alleviate their current issues and distress in order to aspire to their maximum potential.

Transactional Analysis (TA)  is a model of people and relationships that was developed during the 1960s by Dr. Eric Berne. It is based on two notions, first that we have three parts or 'ego-states' to our 'personality, and secondly that these converse with one another in 'transactions' (hence the name).

 

I can explain more about these when I meet you if you are interested.