- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Just a note to say that during the Covid-19 pandemic I will only be available for online, telephone or walk and talk sessions. I will be resuming face to face work once it is safe to do so.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Vanessa. My main concern is to provide a safe space where we can work together to begin to explore, understand and resolve the issues which have brought you to therapy.
My core training is psychodynamic, meaning that we would consider how your early experiences have shaped your current behaviours, relationships and expectations about the world. I also work with creative techniques such as guided visualisation and mindfulness when appropriate.
I am currently undertaking further training in systemic psychotherapy, which means I will consider with you the wider social, political and cultural pressures that may be affecting your wellbeing.
I also offer trauma-focused therapy, working with grounding and breathing techniques and some psychoeducation around how trauma responses affect the mind and body.
Some of my key areas of experience are working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, self-harm, eating disorders, gender and identity, relationship problems, domestic abuse, chronic shame and PTSD and trauma, especially relating to issues from childhood.
I can also offer walk and talk therapy, sometimes known as ecotherapy, taking therapy outdoors to immerse ourselves in the healing effects of nature to improve wellbeing, something which is proving increasingly relevant in these uncertain times, when we are finding solace in nature. I am a qualified forest school leader with outdoor first aid qualifications. I am fully DBS checked and insured for working therapeutically outdoors.
I work from several locations around Brighton and Hove, depending on what's suitable for you. My ecotherapy practice ranges further across Sussex, finding locations that work for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited