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About Brighton Therapy Service

Brighton Therapy Service provides short and long term psychotherapy to adults, children and young people. We also offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and  workshops and training to other professionals. In addition the BTS website intends to provide people with helpful information about Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and Integrative Child Psychotherapy.

What is Integrative Arts Psychotherapy?

Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IAP) is a form of psychotherapy which supports people in exploring their issues in a number of ways without always having to rely on words. Giving you, the client choices and options in how you want to express yourself. Some people may feel more comfortable just talking whereas others may find it more comfortable and helpful to use the art medium of painting or drawing. This approach is flexible and adaptive to individual needs and therefore the work is tailored rather than a, ‘one size fits all approach’

Art forms include:

  • Painting
  • Sandtray
  • Movement
  • Puppets
  • Clay
  • Music
  • Bodywork

*Please note you do not need to be artistic to use these art forms as the emphasis is on exploration and expression.

Integrative Arts is predominantly a Humanistic approach   which draws upon a variety of theoretical models. This enables the therapist to respond and support you in a way that meets you individually.

About Michele Karban

Michele Karban has over twenty years’ experience of working in the caring profession and has been working as a therapist for more than ten years. Michele gained her knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings such as psychiatric units for adults and young people, children’s homes, drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, junior and infant schools and CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service).

Current work

Michele has a private practice seeing children, young people and adults and provides consultation sessions to parents/carers’ and where appropriate parent and child therapy. All sessions are either online or face to face. She also offers therapy under the umbrella of  Pineapple Support.  and is a listed therapist for Bupa clients. Michele works as a clinical supervisor and is listed as a recognised supervisor by the UKCP.

Qualifications and Training

Michele Karban has a Diploma in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE) and is  registered  with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)  and remains a registered member of the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education. She has also trained as an EMDR therapist and has completed further psychotherapy training in working with children and young people.