Counselling Individuals & Couples in Seaford
My name is Marla Prudom and I qualified about thirty years ago since that time I have worked consistently in counselling and psychotherapy developing my skills and experience in a number of settings all of which have proved useful in my work with clients who come from all walks of life. I run a private practice in Seaford, within easy reach of Lewes,Eastbourne, Brighton, Newhaven, Peacehaven and beyond.
I am now seeing people face to face in my consultation room in Seaford in accordance with BACP COVID guidelines as well as continuing to work online.
I work with both Couples and Individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to explore at your pace the issues and problems that are adversely affecting your life and those close to you. One of the main reasons people seek counselling help is because they may feel stuck and not able to resolve the problems and difficulties in their lives. Counselling or psychotherapy can help you find better or other ways of dealing with your problems and difficult relationships. This is done by referencing your past and looking at the different ways it continues to influence you and placing it in context with the reality of your every day life.
One of the areas of expertise I have developed over the years has been my work with couples. This includes working with my husband Nick (also highly experienced and Tavistock Relationships trained) at times in conjoint therapy. The technique of working with two couples in the room can be helpful in broadening the perspective to two experienced professionals where each inevitably has a different view but where differences can be discussed - mirroring the work of the couples therapy itself. We have worked in this way for some years and this approach has been succesful as evidenced by very positive feedback. Nick's website can be found here
I have solid experience in helping people who are having difficulties with :
this is not a comprehensive list and is an indication of some of the problems for which people have sought my counselling help
Counselling in Seaford
My psychotherapy practice is in Seaford, East Sussex, and I am local to Lewes, Newhaven, Brighton, Eastbourne and further afield.
There is free street parking nearby, and my counselling room is only a few minutes walk from the local station at Seaford.
I have a pleasant and private dedicated therapy room in Seaford to see clients. However, there is no waiting room and to avoid any unnecessary delays it's best if people arrive on time.
If you have any questions and seek clarification on any aspect of my work as a counsellor or in relationship psychotherapy please do not hesitate to contact me and I will answer your questions.
It can be daunting to pick up the phone to call someone you don't know so feel free to email me with your queries. I will try to answer your email as quickly as possible however, inevitably there will sometimes be a delay, so rest assured I will respond.
It is also not uncommon for people to be in two minds about seeking counselling, contact me to have a confidential conversation about your reservations and uncertainties. Whilst I think psychotherapy can be useful for many people I am equally clear that it is not for everyone and it is not in my interest to put you under any obligation or pressure, the aim is always to ensure that as a counsellor/psychotherapist I act with integrity and with your best interests in mind. If you are unsure about counselling I would encourage you to call me first on 07780707122 as it's far better to spend a little time talking together to make sure your questions are answered and you can make a decision that feels right for you. You may decide not to proceed with me which is fine and at the very least you will have more information and clarity at your disposal.
Costs of counselling and psychotherapy in Seaford
Couple Consultation is a sliding scale of £70 for an hour and 15 minutes
Couple counselling and psychotherapy is £70 for an hour
Individual Consultation is £55 for an hour
Individual counselling and psychotherapy is £55 for fifty minutes
Supervision is £50 for fifty minutes.
I work Monday to Thursday day and evening though the latter are usually the most sought after sessions.
Following a consultation if a mutual decision is made to proceed with counselling I prefer to establish a regular time and day to meet. This helps with continuity and containment as clients incorporate these sessions into their lives. However, only for those who work shifts it may be possible to make alternative arrangements. Once a time and date has been agreed I put aside this time for you and you only.
Counselling and psychotherapy requires courage, patience, time and financial investment. Whilst it is nobody's interest to unnecessarily prolong sessions I ask that people seeking my service commit themselves to at least six consecutive sessions. (There is some flexibility to take into account people's work schedule or prior commitments). This is because people's histories are complex and it can take time to develop a rapport of trust between clients and therapist where issues and problems can be talked about in confidence. Many of the problems and difficulties have arisen sometimes over a long period which is why it takes time to explore their origins and to work through the accompanying thoughts and feelings and to bring about an understanding and clarity regarding one's behaviours and motivations. For some people the initial six sessions may be sufficient however, for most people it serves as an introduction to laying the ground work for on going therapy. The block of sessions will also give you the time to gain an experience of the kind of counselling I provide and whether it is a process that you think is worth investing in.
During therapy a confidential space is created for any and all of human emotions to be expressed, experienced, thought about and processed in order to gain a more rewarding and different perspective that will allow you to make the changes you want in your life.
If you would find it helpful please feel free to contact me by email, phone or text and I will happily respond to your questions and clarify any of the points raised on my website. There will be no obligation or expectation on my part as it's far more important that you have as much information as you require to make a reasonably informed decision that you're comfortable with.
As a first point of contact some people have found it useful to have a brief telephone conversation with me and it allows us to get a sense of one another before committing yourself to a consultation.
You might also like to look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page