Louise HerbertTransactional analysis counsellor
Hi I am Louise and I am an accredited Transactional Analysis psychotherapeutic counsellor. Looking for the right therapist can feel daunting and I am happy to have a chat by phone or Zoom to see if you feel I may meet your needs. Any contact made is confidential and I offer an initial taster session which gives you a non-judgemental and safe space for you to explore what is troubling you and decide if you feel you would like to continue with ongoing sessions. It is important that you feel that I am the right therapist for you.
I offer both individual and couples therapy, on a face to face basis, in either Hove or Lewes East Sussex and Haywards Heath, West Sussex. Alternatively I can see you online.
What to expect:
I work in a collaborative way, and see our therapeutic relationship as being dynamic, respectful, and non-judgmental, and central to our work where we would come to an agreement together of what you would like to explore further.
We will talk through what difficulties are troubling you and how you feel they may have developed or continued and what you would like to get out of our sessions together. We can also discuss whether we feel you would benefit from short term, more solution focused work (normally around 8 to 20 sessions) or from longer term open ended therapy. It can be helpful to have check-ins with how you are finding our sessions and to review your goals and aims regularly.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of therapy which draws on a range of methodologies, such as psychodynamic and relational, which can give you a greater understanding of your personality and why you think, feel, and behave in the way you do.
It is a flexible approach that can be tailored to your individual needs and as such I offer:
Focused on identifying those issues that are causing you difficulty in your life, enabling a greater understanding of them and for you to decide what solutions or changes you may want to make or to find effective ways of coping with them.
Open-ended long-term psychotherapeutic counselling:
Aimed at gaining greater insight into the issues you are facing which can lead to a greater understanding and acceptance of your emotional difficulties, internal conflicts and past experiences to facilitate a happier, more fulfilled life through better connection, communication and relationship with yourself and others.
My Clinical Experience:
I have experience as a therapist, in private practice, for the NHS and various charities including Anxiety UK and a Sussex based hospice.
It is not always easy deciding to come for therapy and it can feel hard making that first contact. I offer an empathic and confidential space for those times where you may feel that you are not living the life you want to live due to emotional difficulties or that your life is being limited in some way by past events or present circumstances.
Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful for not only those life events which cause us great distress but also for those times where you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed and life has become a struggle.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Individual: £50 (50 mins)
Couples: £65 (75 mins)
Training and qualifications
UKATA Diploma in TA Practice
Diploma in Counselling (Transactional Analysis)
I am a registered member of UKCP, NCS and UKATA and abide by their code of ethics.