Professional Title: Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Contact Number: 07951962109
Location: New Road Psychotherapy Centre
Membership: United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Fee: £45 for adult one-to-one sessions. Alice sometimes has spaces at a concessionary rate.
Alice Hartmann, Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Welcome. Alice is a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor.
Alice has experience in working with people who suffer with many kinds of difficulties but particularly:
depression - anxiety and panic attacks - self harm - low self-esteem (feelings of failure and inadequacy) and loss of direction in life - debilitating low energy levels such as Chronic Fatigue and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) - coping with miscarriages and loss of baby, post-natal depression - difficulties being a mother/father - disordered eating - relationship issues - trauma and PTSD from psychological and/or sexual abuse.
As well as running a private practice Alice co-facilitated a self harm support group in the NHS first, and for Southdown Housing for more than two years.
What is the aim of Psychotherapy?
Her aim is to explore with you the possible reasons why your life currently feels so difficult, perhaps incredibly so. You may know or have a sense of what is happening, or you may not. You may feel confused, or unable to find ways to talk about your difficulties.
Therapy can help you get in touch with resources you may not think exist within you and it can also help you understand why sometimes you may act in ways which do not serve you well.
Gradually this may ease your pain, lessen your fears, improve your day-to-day life and how you experience your relationships. It may help you regain control of some important aspects of your life, and even encourage long-lasting positive change.
Alice wishes to encourage your own process with respect for your values, beliefs, choices and sexual orientation. The length of this process will depend on what you want to address or change in your life and on how you wish to approach therapy; whether by focusing on particular issues within a specific time frame and/or by looking more deeply at underlying issues. It is usual for Psychotherapy to take months or years. It is an individual experience and it is different for everyone. Sometimes, as in most things in life, the hardest thing is to begin the therapeutic journey.
A little bit of background
Alice comes from France and has been in the UK for 20 years. She trained for 5 years at the Minster Centre in London (www.minstercentre.org.uk) where she obtained an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (assessed at Masters Level by Middlesex University). She is committed to ongoing personal and professional development, and has undergone many more shorter trainings.
She also holds a Masters in Humanities from La Sorbonne in Paris.
The sessions can be conducted in English or in French.
Alice adheres to the United Kingdom Council of psychotherapy (UKCP) Code of Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct: http://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/code_of_ethics.html, and receives regular clinical supervision in both languages.