Rima Wansa | Accredited Counsellor | Hove | NCS

Rima Wansa

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-10179

Location: Hove

I am of Lebanese origin born in Sierra Leone and grew up in France, Switzerland, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom. Multi-cultural and multi-lingual. I believe this to be important as it allows open-mindedness and flexibility in my therapeutic approach. As well as understanding the vastness and diversity of « the person » as a whole.

After obtaining my BA in Psychology and Politics and then an MA in Journalism in the UK, I decided to work in the corporate world before dedicating myself to raising my two children and moving to France in 2004. I ran a successful Gite business before going back to my original love and interest in therapy and psychology.

I retrained and experimented in many different approaches (Freud, C G Jung, Humanist approaches etc.) and finally decided that Sophro-Analysis was the approach that intergrated both the mind and body. I am passionate about this therapeutic technique that has the transformative power of taking on the full person in order for them to achieve autonomy and healing.

My greatest loves are books, poetry, travel, music, philosophy, mindfullness and of course the multi-dimensional aspects of psychotherapy with a strong inclusion of « The Body ». I am continuously training to improve myself and my skills. Inquisitive, deep thinking, feeling, intuitive and open with a respect for others in their diversity. Being a therapist is the natural and vocational path for me today and I strive to transmit that in my practice.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    - Presently working towards: Chrysalis Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory (Dip CST.) & Chrysalis Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof. Dip Psy C.)

    - 2015-2017: Institut Européen de Sophro-Analyse Integrative. France. Obtained qualifications to be a Sophro-Analyste.

    - 2017-2018: Institut Européen de Sophro-Analyse Integrative. France. Obtained qualifications as a Sophrologist Integrative.

    - 1992-1998: BA in Psychology @ Richmond: American International University in London.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Arabic
    • Spanish
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