I am Robin Earl and I am a humanistic counsellor, qualified in (TA) transactional analysis and (NLP) neuro linguistic programming.
I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists no 182959.
And on the National Counselling Society as MNCS accredited.
I have a UKATA diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice and I am also a NLP practitioner.
I am fully insured and have hundreds of hours of experience in counselling clients.
My existing placements include CRUSE (East Sussex) and St Michaels Hospice bereavement support.
I follow the UKATA and BACP code of ethics and have a valid DBS certificate.
Counselling works best when the environment is safe and you are open to the possibility of change.
You may be experiencing difficulties at work, feeling insecure about the job position you have, not getting the work-life balance right, feeling anxious, overwhelmed and overloaded.
Perhaps the reason you are coming to therapy is because of a breakdown in relationship or maybe the loss of a relationship has set you off course a bit. Maybe you feel anxious, shame or guilt or doubt about the relationship, or yourself. Are you being heard in the relationship and what change do you want to see? Is the relationship abusive?
Are social media and the internet affecting you? Have they been shaping your impression of what life should /ought to be – yet reality is so different? Do you find so much of your time preoccupied with status in the virtual world and miss out on real life? Is your online relationship giving you self-esteem issues and self-image problems?
Do you get angry or tearful? What does that mean for you?
There are so many reasons to want to talk and counselling is the way to facilitate the journey of change to a better way of living and being.
It is also the case that during the journey it may appear frightening, as change always does, but the empathic relationship of therapy will be supportive as we co-create the process and the pace of change.
The four big human concerns are according to Irvin Yalom; death, isolation, the meaning of life and freedom. Quite often they lay at the root of much distress and sadness. They are often also the starting point for change and it is about acknowledging that, which gives us the key to success.