Linda Stephenson

Linda Stephenson

Psychologist specialising in Counselling and Psychotherapy BA, BSc, MA (Psychological Counselling)

Linda is a BACP accredited existential and psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).   Working with adults in NHS Secondary Care hospital settings, she has a wide range of clinical experience working with common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, sexual abuse and relationship issues, etc.  Initial Assessment Sessions are available in Hove, East Sussex and Chichester, West Sussex.  

Although her approach to talking therapy is integrative, she described her preferred way of working as Existential-Phenomenological Therapy (existence comes before essence) with a Psychoanalytic bias (attempting to make the unconscious conscious) and an emphasis on Mindfulness.  She spent her formative years focusing on those experiencing suicidal ideation, mental health issues and bereavement with several UK charitable organisations (Samaritans, Mind and Cruise) and was awarded Volunteer of the Year in 2009 for Mind Counselling Services.

With a passion for research, Linda continues to expand her doctoral project researching ‘what works’ in therapy.  She has a particular interest in sport and exercise and her work and personal life is influenced by the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Currently working on doctoral thesis researching ‘what works’ in therapy combined with private practice in Chichester and Brighton.

“The patient should say anything that came to his mind, no matter how absurd, immoral, or painful it seemed”

Sigmund Freud (Loewenfeld, 1904)

Mobile:            07709 761876

Skype Name:  lindastephenson40

Website:          www.chichesterpsychologist.co.uk