Letitia Hardy - Psychotherapist
UKCP Registered Full Clinical Psychotherapist Member
MSc, BA(hons), PGDip
Psychotherapy based in Shoreham-by-Sea, Hove and online.
People seek therapy at different points in their lives and for many unique reasons. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or 'stuck'. There may be a sense of not reaching your potential, or there may be difficulties in a relationship. It may be health issues that bring you to counselling, or a mental-health diagnosis. You may have experienced a transition, loss or bereavement or perhaps you wish to work through challenging experiences in your life, or make sense of behavior patterns...
I work with several models of therapy, including Person-Centered, Existential, Phenomenological, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. In the room, I will follow your lead and work in whichever way is most helpful for you.
The techniques are not as important as the relationship in therapy and I aim to ensure that you feel safe with me and comfortable to explore anything you wish. I am here to really listen to you, in confidence and with complete acceptance, and work together with you to understand where you are and what you need.
"You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean, you are not a stranger here."
How does it work?
I offer short-term and goal-orientated counselling and longer term psychotherapy for a deeper exploration of your personal patterns of relating to yourself, others and the world. You decide how long you wish to continue therapy for, and this is something we will review regularly together.
Humanistic Therapy is based on a position that we are all already 'whole' and essentially 'OK', although we may not always feel this way. Therapy can help heighten awareness of how our experiences in life and relationships, up until now, may still present in the Here-and-Now and how these experiences may be affecting our current thoughts, feelings, actions and health, in ways that may not be best serving us.
“Much of what we call personality is not a fixed set of traits, only coping mechanisms a person acquired in childhood” - Dr Gabor Mate
Therapy is a space in which you might make sense of your experiences and release what is no longer helpful to you. It offers an opportunity to better understand and integrate your true nature.
Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries. No-obligation. I will get back to you as soon as I can.