Emma offers therapy sessions both online and face to face, which are held at a comfortable therapy room in Lewes (click here for details of the rooms we rent for sessions).
At APS we use a range of different techniques and draw on a variety of psychological models and the scientific evidence base to inform psychological therapy. This includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic and Psychodynamic. Emma also has a significant interest in attachment theory. Using these models and theories allows Emma to work in an integrative way, to develop a bespoke therapy care plan to work with your specific needs.
Emma has recently completed her training in EMDR, and is able to offer EMDR under specialist supervision. Emma is currently undertaking training to adapt EMDR for children.
Therapy will always start with an 80 minute assessment session. During the assessment we will discuss with you the reasons you are seeking support and what your goals are for therapy. We would hope to develop a shared understanding of the difficulties and come up with a plan together for how best to move forward. We believe that whilst we might hold the psychological knowledge, people are the experts on themselves and so a collaborative approach works best.
If we feel we are able to offer therapy sessions, and you would like to go ahead, we would usually agree on a way of working and a number of therapy sessions and then review things after this. At this review if more sessions are required we would agree further sessions before a review, and continue in this way.
At the end of the first assessment session you are under no obligation to book any ongoing sessions. It may be that at the end of this assessment we feel we are not the best service to meet your needs. Where possible we will endeavour to signpost you to an alternative service.
We offer free initial phone consultations (up to 30 minutes) if you wish to discuss things prior to arranging a first appointment. Please contact us to arrange a time for this consultation.
Initial assessment sessions for therapy (80 mins) are priced at £150
Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes) are priced at £100 (day) and £110 (evening)
The prices above are for individuals who are privately funding. We are registered with many health insurance companies (see FAQ for the full list), and rates vary, please contact us for more information.
Ashdown Psychology Service primarily works with adults and older teenagers. If you are looking for therapy for younger children and families we would recommend Roots and Wings Clinical Psychology.