What to expect
It may come as a surprise, but very often problems or questions suffered in silence may be far less severe than you imagine.
The first step is to contact me. I'll either call you or email you with a suggested initial appointment.
During your initial consultation I'll collect some details about you, what's brought you to seek therapy, and what you'd like to get out of our appointments.
We'll chat about how we can work together and establish a framework within which we'll work. For example, many people benefit from weekly sessions, whilst others find that fortnightly sessions work better, allowing more time to process the work we've done.
Appointments for individuals usually last 60 minutes and couples benefit from longer sessions of 120 minutes. I also offer longer appointments which are particularly useful for couples with limited time available.
I don't view this work as an analysis of the past, instead it is your journey forward with an experienced guide to travel with you, towards your own specific goals and desires. It will usually be necessary to draw on your past, but always with the intention of looking forwards towards your hopes and dreams.
It can be hard to find someone to talk things over with who is not only trained, but has “been there”. I consider myself to be a community therapist with a global view of psychology, psychotherapy and sexuality. My extensive life experience enables me to listen to you deeply and without judgement, whilst holding a mirror to enable you to look at your life from a different angle.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
I'm a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society* (BPS) and work within its code of ethics. I'm also a Kink Aware practitioner and have experience working with clients living a diversity of lifestyles.
Face-to-Face Counselling in Uckfield
I work within a private, secluded property with plenty of parking and a parkland feeling. Some say that they feel their problems and stress shift when they enter the gate.
Most of our work will take place in my warm and welcoming indoor therapeutic space but as I'm a trained Ecotherapist I like to offer my clients the opportunity to step outside and let nature work as our healer. This possibility as well as length and frequency of our meetings, etc., can be discussed during our initial meeting.
If face-to face counselling near East Grinstead or Haywards Heath is something you feel you'd benefit from contact me to arrange an appointment.
As a qualified Nature Therapist, I'm able to invite you to take our work outdoors into nature when this is appropriate. There is a great deal of research highlighting the healing benefits of re-connecting with nature. This may be in the form of Walk & Talk sessions, fire meditation, Forest Bathing, or even just sitting in connection with birds and their song.
Online Counselling & Coaching
All our lives are different and some lifestyles don't allow for a regular trip to the therapy room but this doesn't mean you need miss out on the opportunity to improve your life.
I'm offer appointments using Facetime, Skype and Zoom. These can be booked as stand alone sessions, or form part of a regular schedule of appointments.
contact me to discuss your personal circumstances.
Workshops & Playshops
I run a series of workshops & playshops throughout the year. These include:
If you'd like to receive further details about workshops please contact me.
“Her down-to-earth approach will ensure that you feel you have somebody to guide you through the tangles as they emerge and support you when you need a helping hand”
“I found it extremely easy to talk to Dee about lots of things I’d never spoken about before”