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Menopause & Perimenopause 

 At the Psychological Therapy Centre, we offer holistic packages developed in collaboration with The Hove Practice Private GPs and a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist to support women going through perimenopause and menopause to feel more in control during this transformative phase of life

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How can we help? 

​Life is full of transitions, some are life altering. For women, this can include adjusting to the physical, hormonal, and psychological changes during menopause or perimenopause.  


Common physical symptoms might include; sleep difficulties, night sweats, hot flushes, headaches, changes in appetite, changes in body shape or size, muscle and joint aches, skin changes, heart palpitations, vaginal dryness or discomfort, changes in cognitive function (such as memory and 'brain fog'), to name a few


Psychological changes can include mood swings, increased anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, and difficulties adjusting to changes in identity. These changes can have a profound impact on daily life, overall health and wellbeing, and relationships. 

There are proven medical and psychological treatments that can help. No individual's experience is the same. However, there is a lot that can be gained by hearing from others, including specialist professionals, who have a wide and varied knowledge base. 

Our aim is to pass on our clinical expertise and to facilitate an environment where you feel safe to explore the changes you are experiencing and regain a sense of control over your body. We realise that there is a lot of information out there, which we condense for you as well as giving you practical strategies that you can use to manage your symptoms. We have also partnered with our team of Specialist Private GP's at the Hove Practice and a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist to provide a comprehensive service that tailors treatments to your individual needs.

We only draw on treatments that have been proven to be effective, which take into account the complex relationship between mind and body. This includes the interplay between the psychological and physical changes in the brain and body and gut. 

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What treatments are available?

Individual Coaching 

Our one-to-one coaching packages offer a bespoke treatment plan, which is tailored around your specific symptoms and needs. These are 50 minute weekly sessions with our Clinical Lead / Counselling Psychologist, which will help you to understand the changes you are experiencing better and provide practical strategies that you can put into practice straight away. 

One-to-one coaching is on demand. To request a call back use the link below. 

6 Week Group Programme 

Our 6 week group programme involves weekly sessions in a group of no more than 8 people. The group is a safe and supportive space to build a network of people who understand what you are going through and provide professional expertise to help you navigate symptoms and changes.

The group runs across six weeks, each session is 90 minutes and based in our central Hove offices. It is facilitated by our Clinical Lead / Psychologist, and a Senior Psychotherapist, with input from a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist and a Hove Practice Private GP with Specialist Menopause accreditation. There will be no more than 8 people per group. The group is suitable to those who feel they would benefit from having a space where they can share their experiences and learn from others as well as those who would prefer to attend and listen but may not be as comfortable to share. 

The group is a practical space where we will provide:


  • Knowledge and insight into latest research around menopause and perimenopause – from a medical and psychological perspective

  • Proven management techniques and opportunities to test these out

  • Group support and established network

  • Information provided in digestible format

  • Holistic approach including speakers on nutrition and exercise

  • Space and time for self to feel invested in

Session topics are agreed collaboratively with the group and include topics such as: 

  • Changes in the body and brain during menopause

  • Physical symptoms – hot flushes and night sweats; and genitourinary symptoms

  • Nutrition and the role this can play in managing menopause

  • Getting better sleep​

  • Exercise and bone strengthening

  • Stress management (Menopause at work)

  • Confidence and identity – reconnecting with who you are and your strengths

  • Managing increased levels of anxiety and low mood

  • Improving concentration and navigating brain fog

  • Improving memory loss and word finding difficulty

New dates coming soon. To keep updated request a call back. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How much does it cost? 

Bespoke individual coaching sessions are £125 per session with one of our Psychologists / Clinical Leads. 

The 6 week group programme is priced at £425 for all six 90 minute sessions. 

Where do the sessions take place? 

The sessions take place at our practice in central Hove. 

Can you provide medical advice? 

While our group program includes valuable input from Private GPs, for more thorough assessment and advice regarding the medical aspects of menopause and perimenopause, we highly recommend consulting with your GP. If you're interested in private services and wish to undergo a bespoke review with a GP, we can facilitate a referral to The Hove Practice. Their team specialises in comprehensive assessments to address menopause-related symptoms and any underlying health conditions that may be contributing.  

Can you provide in depth advice about nutrition and gut health? 

Our group programme includes input from a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist who specialises in menopause and perimenopause. If you require more in depth input we can refer you for individual assessment and treatment programmes. 

Can I sign up for the group and one-to-one coaching at the same time? 

Yes, one-to-one coaching works well alongside the group. Whilst the group does aim to take into account individual differences and to tailor the approach to the needs of each member of the group, one-to-one coaching can offer more space outside of the group to focus on individual needs. 

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