Tussy and Lois are both qualified psychoanalytical psychotherapists. They both studied at Brighton University for a post graduate diploma, and are registered members of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Together they have amassed over 40 years of experience working within music, film and television, collectively known as the Entertainment industry.
In this time they have gained an in depth knowledge of the lifestyle these industries offer, the highs, lows and pressures that are associated with them. With this insight they aim to create a safe and supportive space where you can feel heard and understood.
Their roots are based around a psychodynamic approach in practice. This means focussing on the past and present to connect and make sense of relationships and behaviours that have become complex. Equally, they will take your individual needs into consideration tailoring around a mix of therapeutic elements to best suit you. They are direct but compassionate and personable making it easy to connect in the therapeutic relationship where your change can begin.
After 18 years of experience working as an assistant director in film and television, I decided to follow the next passion in my life and retrained, qualifying a few years later as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. My work with this so far has included people from many walks of life. I now feel there's an importance in using the specific experience I gained in the entertainment industry to help those people who may have lost their sense of self. This loss being the result of the all-consuming and emotionally charged lifestyles that occur when working in these industries.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship added to your commitment to therapy are to start with, the two most important elements that allow a safe base of trust, awareness and an ability to focus on growth and development. Through my own experience, I know that by creating the safe therapeutic environment, it can feel possible to regain what may have been lost in your personal and professional life in the entertainment industry.
I have worked for a well established band in the music business for 23 years. Within this role my job has taken me in many directions including managing bands, live promotions, managing crew, working for record and publishing companies, festival production, and running a recording studio.
From personal experience I understand how lonely life can be in high pressurised situations for both artists and industry professionals and I've seen the result of how building trusted and supportive relationships can be problematic within this industry resulting in addictions and isolation for example.
It was this that inspired me to embark on my formal Psychotherapy training at the University of Brighton. I believe that todays problems can be rooted in lived experiences or past traumas. With careful excavation they can be overcome when acknowledged in a confidential and safe environment and by building the relationship within the room.
WHAT WE COVER
At Entertainment Industry Therapy (EIT), through our own experiences of working in these associated
industries for many years, we get the many pressures that these highly specialised career paths can
demand of you creatively, psychologically and emotionally. With this unique understanding our empathic approach enables a setting where you will feel comfortable and heard. Below are some of the areas that
may come up on your therapeutic journey.
Exploration of past linking to present to recognise behavioural patterns
Loss of Identity
Managing personal and external expectations within the industry
Stress and trauma recovery
Partners and family members who have been effected by the entertainment lifestyle
Pressure on family life and relationships
TUSSY FACCHIN 07870598866
After your initial email or phone contact with us (the average response time is 24 hours) we will get back to you to organise our first introductory online conversation together usually done over Zoom. This session will be free and will last roughly 20-30 minutes.
Within this discussion we will go over what has brought you to therapy. We will discuss the costs of the sessions and a time and date for your first 50 minute therapy session to suit you should you wish to proceed.
We are now taking bookings for 2022.