Polly Irvin Integrative psychotherapist , BN3
I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people and have been working professionally for 10 years in private practice and in a variety of mental health settings, including The Priory Hospital. I am Therapy Service Manager for Rise - a charity in Brighton, working with women and children impacted by domestic violence. I also work as a clinical supervisor.
I am a humanistic, person-centred practitioner and work relationally and creatively in accordance with the needs of each client.
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 previously had a successful career as an actor, theatre director and senior lecturer in Theatre Practises at Rose Bruford College.
Training and qualifications
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
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
£50 per 50 minute hour.
Person-centred/humanistic Mindfulness Integrative Transactional analysis Gestalt EMDR Issues often worked with:
AnxietyDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsCouple relationshipsEating disordersTrauma Availability:
1 - 3 weeks Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneBy email Client groups:
IndividualsGroupCouplesAdolescentsChildren Member organisations:
6 The Drive
Bighton and Hove