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BACP registered Counsellor. I have worked in both private and public sector organisations as a counsellor/psychotherapist. I am a qualified humanistic practitioner speciallising in somatic psychotherapy

Stopping Psychiatric Medications: What You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Alexandra Perez, PharmD, MBA, BCGP — By Margarita Tartakovsky, MS and Christina Ward — Updated on October 10, 2022 Abruptly stopping psychiatric medications can lead to unwanted side effects, but by working with a professional, you can get off your medication safely. Many people have a dark view of medication withdrawal. They […]


Lockdown Easing

With various parts of our daily lives returning to some sense of normality, it can bring mixed feelings. All our lives have changed so drastically that returning too quickly is understandably impactful on our mental health. It can be helpful to reflect on how the events of the past month’s have impacted on us. It […]


Body holds the score

Befriending body sensations Bodily sensations are expressions of response to environmental stimulus. Our bodies work out what it believes to be an appropriate response to what it believes is happening to it. Bodies that have been historically traumatised respond to present day, perceived threat, in ways that they believe maximise survival in the face of […]


Hastings, Bexhill, Icklesham, Fairlight, Winchelsea, St Leonards, Robertsbridge, Brede, Guestling.

Where do local people turn to for counselling or psychotherapy? We are in a time when mental health is increasingly recognised as one of the most debilitating illnesses that causes immense distress to many people At a recent meeting the question of how a person would go about locating a counselling therapist was raised? For […]


Domestic violence refuge provision at crisis point, warn charities

Despite the government’s claims to de-stigmatise mental health and make psychological therapies more accessible to the public, the last decade has seen the systematic axing of funding in the mental health charitable sector. This trend to remove affordable therapy and safe places of refuge are felt across the entire sector of mental health providers. This […]


Why Talk to a Therapist?

Why indeed? What’s so different from speaking with a friend? Why should a person pay for someone else to listen? Friends and relatives may certainly be of help and support in many instances and their contribution should never be undervalued. However the unique advantage a therapist has over these close relationships is their ability to […]


Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

When a third of all G.P. surgery consultations relate to mental health problems and a half of all adults experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives why is it that the MRC (Medical Health Council) allocate only 3% of their annual research budget on mental health research? Furthermore of this 3% the […]


Screen addiction: an unforeseen consequence of technology?

Is it just a matter of time until we need to tailor a counselling service specifically for screen addiction? A lot of time is spent using social media. Users find it highly competitive. There is continuous pressure and judgement on how many followers, or pictures that are posted. For many it has become an obsession […]


Suppressing traumatic memories can cause amnesia, research suggests

It has long been understood in the world of psychotherapy that traumatic experience frequently leads to suppression of unwanted memories. These unwanted memories become locked away in a kind of time capsule, blocked from consciousness these traumatic experiences continue to exist in a person’s subconscious; simultaneously many emotional states or responses associated with the events […]


Dangers of Meditation

Meditation is great for our well being – but does it carry any dangers? Article by Itai Ivtzan Ph.D.    Psychology Today 11 March 2016  In this article Itai Ivtzan argues there could be potential risks to certain individuals, These include: Facing dormant or buried emotions. One profound  experience  encountered during meditation is the interaction with yourself. […]