Polly Irvin: Integrative Psychotherapist, Brighton and Hove, BN3
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Polly Irvin

Integrative psychotherapist
Brighton and Hove BN3
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About Me

I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist  and EMDR Practitioner working with adults, children and young people and have been working professionally for 13 years in private practice and in a variety of mental health settings, including The Priory Hospital. As well as working in my private practice I am also a Therapy Service Manager for RISE - a domestic violence based charity in Brighton  I am also an accredited clinical supervisor. 

I am a humanistic, person-centred practitioner and work relationally and creatively to find an approach that works for you. 

I integrate a range of theoretical perspectives including Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Theory and TA,  CBT  and EMDR.  I have a particular interest in working with trauma and have vast experience working with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

As well as offering a safe, non- judgemental space to talk I also work with a range of creative forms including: drawing/painting/collaging/sand-tray/writing/clay/body-work and music – allowing symbolism and metaphor to support communication and facilitate profound transformation.

I am UKCP registered, trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education and work according the code and ethics of the UKCP. I have full professional liability insurance.

I have an arts based background and previously working as an actor, theatre director and senior lecturer in Theatre Practises .

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Locations

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First Practice
Address
The Practice Rooms
160-162 Church Road
East Sussex
Brighton and Hove
BN3 2DL

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Depression
Interpersonal relationships
Eating disorders
Trauma
Family issues
Postnatal depression
Sexual abuse

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
By email

Client groups

Adult
Group
Couples
Families
Adolescents
Children

Fees

£65 per 50 minute hour.

 

 

Training and qualifications

TRAINING

School/College/University: Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education 

Qualifications Gained: MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy 

Relevant Dates: 2004-2008

Diploma in Supervision 2017

EMDR with EMDR- Europe Association and EMDR International Association 2017- Level 3

Certificate in The Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts 2004-2005 

Certificate in Counselling Skills 1998

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Acting Diploma 1982-1985

 

 

 

 

Verified professional membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy