Intensive Therapy

The Garden Gate® Program is a therapeutic self-optimisation and change management program designed to enable you to discover your relationship with yourself and the world. To redefine it as you want. To maintain optimally it over time.

“I would give this a maximum mark of ten as this weekend had a very meaningful impact on me.”

The last few years have brought significant change to all our lives. The Garden Gate Program provides a structured framework to take stock, examine previous and existing dynamics, define current options and priorities, and create a detailed plan for the chapter(s) ahead. You can expect the Garden Gate to help you understand what has troubled you or become too much, care for yourself and others better, communicate effectively at home and at work, become less sensitive, defensive or angry and plan for an optimised future.

The Garden Gate has been developed by Anne Lindley-French over the last fifteen years and refined with client input. It draws on psychotherapy and counselling theory to create a personalised framework which can be used quickly and in the now – in difficult moments life doesn’t give us much time to think! Prices range from £400 to £2200 per person.

The Garden Gate is a structured program, building on a series of exercises, a powerful visualisation and culminating in a solid plan with review and monitoring dates. The reason that you have not been show any images of gardens is that you will create your own, as you want it, with everything you need to optimise your life. Don’t worry if you’ve never visualised anything before – read the case studies… it happens for everyone… and it works.


  • 3 Thursdays – 8th, 15th & 22nd September 2022 (individual £2200/couple £2950)
  • 3 Fridays – 4th, 11th & 18th November 2022 (individual £2200/couple £2950)
  • Weekend – Thursday 29th September to Saturday 1st October 2022 (individual £3200/couple £3950)
  • Weekend – Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October 2022 (individual £4200/couple £4950)

If you would like to discuss alternative dates please contact Anne Lindley-French.

3 Day Individual Program – Online or Face to Face in Brighton: for people who want one to one support throughout.

3 Day Couple Program – Online or Face to Face in Brighton: one to two support for partners who want to optimise themselves and their partnership.

Group Programs – 6 to 10 People Online: group guidance to support you through the program. Each group has an unwaged/student place offering a 90% discount.

Small Group Programs – 4 People Face to Face in Brighton and Online: a supportive group setting, giving you guidance through the program without asking you to share personal details.

Group Retreats: get away from it all, take the time and space to work in a beautiful setting to support your well-being.

Team Programs: for organisations that want to manage change with a shared language, optimising their members and the team as a whole.

The Garden Gate® Program abides by the Ethical Framework on standards and confidentiality of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.