Anna Hardy

Anna Hardy


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
01273 890371
Website

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Therapist - Hove, Brighton

Hove, Brighton BN3
01273 890371
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I have two clinics, Hove on a Wednesday and Thursday and Chailey (Near Lewes) on a Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday.

Online therapy sessions available any day Monday to Thursday.

Answer machine service 24/7 on 01273 890371

About me and my therapy practice

All of us face highs and lows in our lives at different times, possibly more than ever in our current world with Covid - 19 and lockdown. Therapy is a courageous step.

I believe we all have the capacity to change and I am dedicated to helping others bring about healing and growth. I respond to and tailor my sessions to the client, whilst drawing on the theories of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic Psycotherapeutic counselling, creating change through the relationship - which in effect is therapy.

Initially training at Brighton University - Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psycotherapeutic Counselling - I then trained at Ironmill College - Diploma in child therapy (8-18 yr olds). I have also completed courses on Transactional Analysis, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Therapy, Grief Therapy and PTSD.

When things are tough, our emotional health and wellbeing may be affected – we might be left overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or angry, feeling low self-esteem or panic.

All of this can be difficult to put into words. You may be struggling to express how you feel, and this in turn can be both frightening and isolating.

This is where I believe that counselling can help. I am specifically trained to work face to face or online with adults and children, through supportive, non-judgemental and where needed creative therapy sessions, we work towards helping you to see your life more clearly.

I have worked 1-1 as a Life Coach for 5 years before training as a Counsellor. In addition to my private practice in Hove and Chailey, I work in the NGO/voluntary sector on addiction therapy one day a week.

Practice description

Group practice clinic in Hove offers private, safe and comfortable rooms to meet, walking distance from the Hove train station and pay parking on the street. 

I am currently working entirely online having trained specifically for this in May 2020. From March 2021 I will be working face to face again for clients who choose to.

I am supervised by Dr Joe Hind, a very experienced practitioner and lecturer.

I bring creativity into my work, not just for children and young adults, but where ever sessions feel 'stuck' or 'blocked'.

Clients can agree to a limited number of sessions or start with an 'open-ended' agreement, whichever, you are free to stop therapy at any time if you wish. Relationship is key, so if after a few sessions you feel I'm not the right therapist for you, I would hope to be able to refer you on or at least help you to find the right person. 

My first session

I suggest clients make an initial contact via email or phone message, after which we could arrange to have a 10/15 minute phone conversation to see if we might be able to work together. This is as simple as looking at available appointment times and costs and I might ask you "what are you looking for in therapy" "have you had previous experience of therapy and was it good or bad" and it's a chance for you to hear my voice and ask questions.

If you wish to go ahead, we would arrange a first session (50 mins) where we would look at a 'contract' - there to keep you and I ethically safe - and in the first session, it's a chance to hear your story or concerns and to start to build a relationship - a getting to know each other. 

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN8
01273890371
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I have two clinics, Chailey (Near Lewes) on a Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday and Hove on a Thursday. 

Online sessions available any time Monday to Thursday.

Answer machine service 24/7 on 01273 890371

About me and my therapy practice

All of us face highs and lows in our lives at different times, possibly more than ever in our current world with Covid - 19 and lockdown. Therapy is a courageous step. 

I believe we all have the capacity to change and I am dedicated to helping others bring about healing and growth. I respond to and tailor my sessions to the client, whilst drawing on the theories of Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic Psycotherapeutic counselling, creating change through the relationship - which in effect is therapy.

Initially training at Brighton University - Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psycotherapeutic Counselling - I then trained at Ironmill College - Diploma in child therapy (8-18 yr olds). I have also completed courses on Transactional Analysis, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Therapy, Grief Therapy and PTSD.

When things are tough, our emotional health and wellbeing may be affected – we might be left overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or angry, feeling low self-esteem or panic.  

All of this can be difficult to put into words. You may be struggling to express how you feel, and this in turn can be both frightening and isolating.

This is where I believe that counselling can help. I am specifically trained to work face to face or online with adults and children, through supportive,  non-judgemental and where needed creative therapy sessions, we work towards helping you to see your life more clearly.

I have worked 1-1 as a Life Coach for 5 years before training as a Counsellor. In addition to my private practice in Hove and Chailey, I work in the NGO/voluntary sector on addiction therapy one day a week.

Practice description

Clinics in Chailey (East Sussex, 3 miles north of Lewes) and Hove, both offer private, safe and comfortable places to meet. Chailey has free off street parking and Hove is walking distance from the train station, or pay parking on the road. 

I am currently working entirely online having trained specifically for this in May 2020. From March 2021 I will be working face to face again for clients who choose to. 

I am supervised by Dr Joe Hind, a very experienced practitioner and lecturer.

I bring creativity into my work, not just for children and young adults, but whereever sessions feel 'stuck' or 'blocked'.

Clients can agree to a limited number of sessions or start with an 'open-ended' agreement, whichever, you are free to stop therapy at any time if you wish. Relationship is key, so if after a few sessions you feel I'm not the right therapist for you, I would hope to be able to refer you on or at least help you to find the right person. 

My first session

I suggest clients make an initial contact via email or phone message, after which we could arrange to have a 10/15 minute phone conversation to see if we might be able to work together. This is as simple as looking at available appointment times and costs and I might ask you "what are you looking for in therapy" "have you had previous experience of therapy and was it good or bad" and it's a chance for you to hear my voice and ask questions. 

If you wish to go ahead, we would arrange a first session (50 mins) where we would look at a 'contract' - there to keep you and I ethically safe - and in the first session, it's a chance to hear your story or concerns and to start to build a relationship - a getting to know each other. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited