Adult Counselling & Psychotherapy

As this is where my own journey to becoming a therapist began, I acknowledge and fully appreciate what a big step it is to make that first contact with a counsellor or psychotherapist. My aim is to provide a welcoming, safe and compassionate space.

As human beings we are hard-wired for connection, we are relational and as such making repairs to the ruptures in our lives, healing from past traumas and wanting to make changes in our lives is most successfully done in collaboration and relationship with a trusted ‘other’. This of course does not have to be a therapist, however, a therapeutic relationship is unique and differs from any other relationships we have in our lives. 

With no agenda nor judgement I aim to hold a mirror up to the unique qualities you already hold and facilitate your healing and growth. I believe that given the right conditions we all hold this capacity.

Cassie Carson Psychotherapy & Counselling Bexhill & Crowborough UK

People seek therapy for many different reasons – you might be feeling burnt out, depressed, lost, lonely, sad, angry, anxious or overwhelmed. You may have experienced early life trauma/s and this might be causing you issues in your adult life. Or you might have had a recent event that has caused you distress such as a bereavement, loss of a job, or breakdown of a relationship. Or you might want to make changes to your life and don’t know where to start.

Your sessions will be entirely bespoke to your needs and what you wish to achieve from coming to therapy. This might be a goal-focused 6-12 sessions with a clear desired outcome, or a deeper open-ended piece of psychotherapeutic work.

My training includes a blend of Humanistic therapies (Person-centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis) and I work from a relational and attachment based approach. In shorter term, more focused work I often draw on CBT techniques where suitable. From my secondary trainings I draw upon the works of John Bowlby, Peter Levine, Bruce Perry, Dan Hughes, Bessel Van Der Kolk to name but a few. 

I continue to do ongoing professional development in order to provide my clients with the best possible service and experience that I can.

Cassie Carson Psychotherapy & Counselling Bexhill & Crowborough UK

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”