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Psychotherapy in Lewes

On 26 Feb 2015 at 8:53pm Recommendationneeded wrote:
Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if anyone could recommend a psychotherapist working in or around Lewes?
On 26 Feb 2015 at 9:04pm Norman Bates wrote:
You won't get any sensible answers here . Sorry
On 26 Feb 2015 at 10:19pm sarah osborne wrote:
I offer psychotherapy and counselling and can recommend other therapists in the area feel free to email me at sarahosborne2000@yahoo.co.uk
On 27 Feb 2015 at 8:09am Sigmund wrote:
The best way is to run a search of properly-accredited psychotherapists; as there are many counsellors who are not that well trained, and you need to ensure you are seeing someone with the proper credentials.
The accreditation bodies are BACP - Google them and use their find a therapist function. Quite a few well-qualified therapists in Lewes. The other one is UKCP (I think). Both bodies require their practitioners to regular supervision to ensure best help is being offered.
Most therapists offer an introductory session rate. Find one you get on with. Good luck.
On 27 Feb 2015 at 9:07am freud wrote:
Good advice -BACP is a good place to start. Be wary - some unqualified councillors may come with a personal commitment to 'spiritual groups' or other leanings.
There is also of course 'Health in Mind,' the NHS option that your doctor can refer you to.
On 27 Feb 2015 at 10:06am Reasonable person wrote:
Try the amazing, sound, fully trained, experienced, qualified, Heiner Eisenbarth. Look for him online, outside of Lewes, but well worth travelling.
On 27 Feb 2015 at 11:04am Wheretolook wrote:
UKCP is the registering body for psychotherapists, BACP is primarily, although not exclusively, counsellors. Psychotherapists on the whole have 4 years formal training, instead on counsellors who have around 2 years.
I don't know her personally, but a friend recently recommended this woman to me:
Good luck with your search.
On 27 Feb 2015 at 1:15pm Clifford wrote:
I'm not sure I'd be happy to accept an online recommendation for somebody to fix a puncture on my bike let alone for a psychotherapist. Still, there we are.
On 27 Feb 2015 at 1:52pm MaryJane wrote:
I found a counsellor through the Equilibrium Health Clinic. They have a number of counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, and life coaches on there website.
On 27 Feb 2015 at 5:44pm thinker wrote:
I've just got a strange feeling that there maybe a sniff of congenial mutual advertising going on here.....
On 27 Feb 2015 at 6:07pm Winker wrote:
A smell of genitals right enough.
On 28 Feb 2015 at 11:22am Recommendationneeded wrote:
I've already looked on the BACP find a therapist website, but there are so many people, I wasn't sure where to start. Hence why I came on here to ask for some personal recommendations. Might give Heiner Eisenbarth a call and see what he is like. Thanks everyone - well, almost everyone
On 28 Feb 2015 at 2:05pm Norman B. wrote:
Good luck with Weiner Inzabath
On 2 Mar 2015 at 2:56pm Err, is it me.... wrote:
Don't you just love that term "life coach"....
In the good old days people used to have close friends and family (close or extended) that we could speak to if life was a bit tough, and ask those same people for help and advice on things that we couldn't work out for oursleves. Or you could get independent advice from religious teachers, or even GPs if health issues were involved and tehy felt you needed psychotherapy.
We assumed (wrongly it seems, given the burgeoning population of 'life coaches') that friends and family might offer useful or helpful advice in most situations - not least because they knew us and our background, and thus might be able to understand why we percieved the problem or situation in the way we did, and thus offer advice that had our best interests at heart.
Nowadays many among us seem to prefer to seek such advice from this mystical new breed, the "life coach", instead.
Why would the advice of a "life coach" be any better than that offerred by friends or family - have these self-appointed "life coaches" lived more than one life on this planet? If not, what extra training have they had - how do we know their "coaching" is based on anything other than them wanting to make a few quid from our situation?
Anything these life coaches have experienced has surely been largely shaped by, and/or experienced from, their own point of view... or have they magically expunged the influence of any and all their personal history, teachng, beliefs, personal values and personal prejudices from their past life so that they can view their own history (and that of everyone they come into contact with) in a purely objective manner?
Why ask a "life coach"? Perhaps the current generation have grown up under the "nanny state" for so long that
they believe that responsibility for one's own actions can always be delegated elsewhere when we don't want to face the possible consequences of tough or unpleasent decisions?
If we leave it to the "life coach" to make our tough decisions for us (and if we are not following their advice then we are we paying them for their services/) and things go wrong we can always say "Well, it wasn't my decision actually, I followed the advice of my life coach" and feel better about oursleves because it's not our fault that things have gone wrong...
Time was, if friends and family couldn't be asked you could always ask a Priest/religious elder etc, most of whom would give their time and advice for nowt bar a cuppa or a 'short'.
Nowadays wrap up "common sense" or "independent advice" under the fancy name "life coaching" and some people seem willing to pay through the nose for it...
As the old saying goes; "A fool and his/her money are soon parted."
On 2 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm err, I'm in...... wrote:
2 minds after reading that last post
On 5 Mar 2015 at 1:28pm Confused wrote:
I'm a tad confused 'err is it me' This thread is about psychotherapy, not life coaching. They are very different things. To start with you can become a 'life coach' with as little as a few weeks training. Psychotherapy involves 4 years formal training, plus many more to accumulate the needed hours to qualify.
On 10 Mar 2015 at 11:01am sweetsoapie wrote:
Sue Hewes is a local accredited BACP counsellor and has been practising for over 10 years. Her contact details are 07776091258 and hewesue@aol.com

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