Psychodynamic Counselling in Lewes

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Simon Cassar
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
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As an integrative psychotherapist, I combine elements from different schools in my approach, including psychodynamic , humanistic, existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness.
I am a UKCP-registered integrative existential psychotherapist with extensive experience in delivering long and short term psychotherapy to individuals. As an existential psychotherapist, I am particularly interested in how we make meaning of the world and of our lives, and how this affects our day to day functioning. Experiencing a crisis of meaning can be a major source of stress and anxiety. If your life starts to feel meaningless to you, you may end up in a hopeless and depressed state. The therapist’s role is to navigate the difficult feelings that can arise in the process and help you find renewed purpose in your life.
01273 092845
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Sarah Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I'm a fully qualified EMDR Practitioner, an MBACP Accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist & supervisor.
Sometimes life can feel a huge strain and our normal ways of coping can feel inadequate. Old issues and feelings can surface and feel like they are taking over. When this happens it may be time to root out the problem so the present situation becomes more bearable. EMDR can help do that. In an initial session we can discuss your problems and find out what will be most helpful for you. Past overwhelming experiences in your life ( e.g. bereavement, sexual assault, bullying, medical or health experiences, childhood abuse or neglect, transport accidents) may be intruding in a way that feels unmanageable. If so, EMDR can help.
07447 586807
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Eileen Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
07447 957648
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Simon Greenwood
Psychotherapist, BPC
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I am an experienced, BPC-registered psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Lewes and I work full-time seeing adult individuals.
Most people enter therapy with the entirely understandable aim of addressing and easing current symptoms of distress (depression, anxiety, difficulties sustaining intimate relationships etc) and receiving reassurance and comfort when life seems hard to bear. But I believe that we also need to explore deeper; that it is only by getting underneath these symptoms and trying to understand them and where they come from that real and lasting change can take place. I see the relationship between client and therapist as central and the process as a collaborative journey undertaken by us both.
07449 586444
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John Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Whilst I am an Integrative Therapist, I draw on a number of influences in my work; person-centred, psychodynamic and existential therapy all play their part in my practice.
Welcome. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in depth with both adolescents & adults dealing with a variety of issues; depression, bereavement, sexuality, anxiety, relationships and complex life issues which sometimes cause us distress in our life. For me it is important to get to know you and learn where you would like the focus of our work to be. I can offer you a safe space in which we can explore your issues and gain new perspectives on them; hopefully enabling you to move forward in life
020 3962 1276
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Lois Chadwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I look towards the past to make connections with the present.
I am a qualified psychotherapist. My practise offers a safe, supportive and confidential space for clients who work within the music and entertainment industries. Alongside my practise I work in the music industry so I can identify with problems that can arise from these areas which I've found to be both helpful and supportive to clients. Whilst all may appear great on the outside, I understand how in reality life can feel very lonely in such high pressurised situations for artists and industry professionals and family members of. The management of family/personal life versus life on the road, commitments to
01273 092509
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Rachel Bach
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I work soulfully and creatively; drawing on different counselling approaches; psychodynamic , transpersonal, relational, person centred, allowing me to be flexible to your personal needs.
There are moments in our lives when the difficulties we face can feel too much. We feel like we can’t manage them alone, even with partners, relatives or friends. Counselling can offer the opportunity to unburden ourselves and explore our issues in a supportive, confidential environment. Sharing our feelings, being really heard and accepted can enable a deeper understanding of ourselves and other people. Over time, the process can become a way to unearth our innate potential and discover future possibilities.
01825 703577
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Lisa Dando
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I work within a safe and confidential setting, adhering to a professional framework and using my experience as a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist.
It's not always an easy decision to come for therapy and you may decide to come to seek additional support for something that has been worrying you for a while or due to a current upset such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. I am a professionally qualified therapist with over 15 years experience. The therapeutic relationship allows you the time and space to explore things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. I can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. I give you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
01273 934602
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Gemma Nethersole
Counsellor, MBACP
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Using the Psychodynamic model as a basis, we can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment.
At times life can be distressing or leave us feeling less able to cope. Perhaps you feel at odds with yourself; unsure of how to move forward or aware that you don't want to continue feeling as you do now.
01273 005918
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Michaela Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
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Drawing upon psychodynamic and systemic principles, I work in a collaborative, dynamic way.
Welcome, I’m Michaela and I’m a Relate-trained, BACP registered counsellor with an 11-year specialism in Relationship Therapy. Whether you want to attend as a couple or would like to attend sessions by yourself, I'm passionate about helping you gain greater clarity about your relationship challenges, and supporting you to reach your fullest potential. We can explore a myriad of issues for example: feeling you've drifted apart from your partner, the impact of an affair, navigating parenthood, difficulties in past relationships, a desire to find a new relationship, communication challenges, cyclical arguments, insecurity and so on.
01273 092173
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LH Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
It is common to experience emotional distress in life from time-to-time, but sometimes we need help with managing this. Difficulties can range from a general feeling of low mood or anxiety, the pressure of challenging life events such as loss or relationship-breakdown, or coming to terms with historical events. As a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I will provide a safe and supportive environment so that you feel able to explore your current thoughts and feelings by drawing from past experiences. From here, we can try to understand their impact on your present, and consider how you might wish to move forward. ​
01335 218973
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Malcolm Scott
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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I'm a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist and accredited counsellor with over ten year's experience, working with individuals, couples, groups and families.
Sometimes painful memories, strong feelings and intrusive thoughts become too overwhelming to manage. When this happens, it's not unusual to feel anxious, low in mood or just aware of feeling "stuck". You might be thinking "what's happening to me", and with no apparent answer, this can make things can feel unpleasant, destabilised or even frightening. Or you might feel that something more specific, like a bereavement, relationship breakdown or traumatic experience have made life seem more of a struggle and less of a pleasure. This is often the point when we seek help from someone.
01273 121175
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Simon Buckland
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
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Do you ever think that your life could be so much happier or more satisfying than it is? Counselling could be the first step towards making it so. Many of us grow up with negative influences around us: indifference, criticism, insecurity, rejection, sometimes even hostility and aggression. As we grow up we find ourselves absorbing these energies, and in adult life they show up as low self-esteem, as anxiety, as outbursts of rage or as depression. They interfere with our work, with our relationships and with our ability to enjoy and make the most of our lives.
020 3893 2809
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Isabel Trevelyan Bostwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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To begin counselling can be a life-changing decision. You may want to address thoughts and feelings or specific challenges that can be hard to speak to others about, or perhaps made a decision to address the impact of past trauma, loss or shame. By sharing your story and emotional journey within the therapeutic space, it can be heard in a new way, as though for the first time. In this way, different narratives can be explored, allowing you to take greater ownership of your life and your future.
07723 468964
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Anna Hardy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
01273 032500
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Susan Brown-Jones- Embrace Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
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Life can be really hard sometimes, difficult things happen or people struggle emotionally for a variety of reasons. Lots of people need support at some time in their lives for themselves or people they care for. I genuinely believe that most people who are struggling want to improve their situation and need support to enable them to be and feel the best they can. However, just because you did not cause all your problems does not mean you do not have to work to try to make things better. That is where I can help, providing support, therapy and specialist assessment for young people and adults.
07849 615341
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Stephanie Joanna Monk
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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From time to time everyone experiences stress, sadness, anger, relational conflict and grief which we often suffer alone. Accepting help from others can be difficult but maybe you feel you’ve toughing it out on your own for too long. Whether you are struggling with an identifiable trauma or you’ve reached a point where recurring feelings are becoming unmanageable; a course of psychotherapeutic counselling may help you make sense of what is happening and enable you to gain and maintain some stability. Feelings of fear, anger, rejection and lack of confidence are difficult areas and discussing them with friends too raw and personal.
01323 914816
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Roddy Macdonald
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, ACC Reg
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I am a warm, caring, understanding and empathic person who is hugely passionate about psychotherapy, about people and about helping others come into a place of freedom. I totally believe in the transforming power of the therapeutic relationship. I have seen it transform my own life and the lives of countless others that I have counselled. I am now in the privileged position of using this passion to help enable and empower others to turn their own lives around as well.
07723 583181
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Rosalind Field
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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As I work relationally and with unconscious processes I work well with any presenting issues that are related to attachment. These may be experienced as anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement issues, substance use etc. You may have difficulties forming meaningful lasting relationships or have recognised a pattern in things going wrong in your life which make you unhappy. You may have current issues with your children that are echoing past hurts of your own that need attending to. I can help you to explore these issues within the safe and holding relationship that we can create together.
01825 708998
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Francesca Rutherford
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I am a Ukcp registered parent infant psychotherapist. I work with pregnant women and couples, parents/keycarers and their babies. My aim is to offer help when parents are struggling with their relationship with their unborn or new babies, the 1001 Critical Days.
07403 609325
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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.