My name is Stephanie Anderson, I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor working in the Sussex area. I trained at the Wealden Psychology Institute where I gained my BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, and am currently studying for my Diploma qualification in Counselling Children and Young People Using the Creative Arts with Leeds Beckett University.
These qualifications enable me to work effectively and ethically with a wide range of people, from young children and teenagers, right through to adults.
I am a registered member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of Play Therapy United Kingdom (PTUK) and adhere to both of their ethical frameworks.
I combine a variety of humanistic approaches and theories, such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, CBT and mix them with the core concepts of Erikson, Bowlby and Egan to create my own particular way of working.
I myself have always found that creativity mixes wonderfully well with counselling techniques, so I am able to draw upon my creative background and skills to provide a range of therapeutic interventions, from sand-tray work and puppets, to art work and Russian dolls, should my client feel they want to explore something a bit different.
I have attended numerous trauma therapy training across a variety of locations and am particularly interested in working with trauma therapy approaches as a safe and effective method of helping clients deal with issues such a PTSD and abuse.