Steffi Bednarek

Steffi Bednarek


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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07863823783

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
07863823783
Sessions from £85.00

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  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have over 25 years of experience of working therapeutically with clients and am specialised in various forms of trauma therapy, Internal Family Systems, somatic trauma therapy, collective trauma and other forms of nervous system regulation.

I am also a visiting trainer at several psychotherapeutic training institutes and have published widely on the mental health effects of living in a time of global upheaval. 

My specialist training in several different approaches enables me to use what best suits the issues you bring, rather than asking you to fit one approach.

Practice description

I have a particular interest in the ways in which individual lives are inter-woven with the collective, inter-generational and psycho-social field in which we live and how the dysfunction in this field can show up in individual stories. Trauma often runs in families, the class system, the education system (e.g. Boarding schools) etc. All of this can be felt in individual lives and hinder healthy relationships towards oneself, others, the living Earth system.

We work together to identify what is needed to bring movement into a seemingly stuck situation and to find a way of integrating new behaviours into a more conscious and choiceful way of being. Together, we explore stuck patterns and their negative impact on your life and your relationships. Once you have become more aware of them and understand how you may actively maintain them, you can start to experiment with change. From a place of greater awareness you can then be playful, gently stretch your comfort zone and experiment with different behaviour. It is usually at that point that clients see real change in their lives, their relationships and their environment.

I support people in tracking what aspects of themselves have been sacrificed in exchange for fitting in. This retrieval of exiled parts of the psyche often leads to greater vitality. Bringing our attention to the tender aspects in which we said 'no' to our life and started to live small in the hope for safety, allows a maturation process to unfold that brings us back into life. Together we listen out for the wisdom beneath your suffering, for what is yearning to be heard, aiming to restore a richly textured soul life.

The more resourced we are ourselves, the more we can serve the dignity of life and play our part in re-ensouling the aspect of the world that is within our reach.

I have witnessed many times what a profound difference this way of working can make to peoples' lives. That is why I am deeply passionate about my work.


My first session

Sessions are 50 minutes long and are charged at the normal rate.

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Interpersonal, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions