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Counselling Brighton Hove
Counselling in Hove

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Member Organisation(s): BACP Registered


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About Counselling Brighton Hove
I am an experienced couples and individual’s counsellor.

A free first session, with no obligation on you to continue, Individuals & Couples. An experienced, BACP registered, fully qualified counsellor, I provide acceptance, empathy, warmth and understanding to individuals and couples. I offer a place where you will not be judged and your trust kept in the strictest confidence. This will be true no matter what issues you choose to bring.

I like to work informally and collaboratively to help you with your problems and issues so that together we can find a way through them. My strengths are: warmth, patience, kindness and a very good sense of humour - when appropriate.

I have a lot of experience of - and a professional interest in - working with issues around anxiety, anger, bereavement, creativity, depression, self-esteem, loss, betrayal, learning disabilities especially autism and aspergers, couples and relationships, separation, careers, young people, personal development and work related stress.

I believe that any of us can find ourselves in difficult situations where, for many reasons, life can become a struggle, or hard to bear alone. I provide humanistic counselling therapy from a person-centred theoretical basis. Person-centred counselling works from the belief system that we have, at our core, the need or drive to develop, change and improve as best we can. I firmly believe that given the right circumstances a person can fulfil any number of their possibilities in life. Counselling offers a safe environment for you to change and grow but also to come to terms with and find acceptance of parts of yourself or your life that you may not like. I would very much like to be able to help you in this.

I have consulting rooms in both Brighton and Hove, notably Poets Corner in Hove (BN3) and Fiveways, Brighton (BN1) and am happy to try and meet in a venue suitable to you where possible.
My training, work experience and any achievement
have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Brighton University and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Sussex Counselling. I adhere to the BACP ethical codes and standards of practice. I also have an Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in working with couples in a Person-Centred way.

As well as private practice, until recently, I counselled in 2 settings in the local community. One was in the NHS and the other a charitable service. In those roles I worked with adults, children, young people, vulnerable adults with a learning disability and carers. The varied life-experiences and problems such clients have brought to our sessions together has granted me invaluable understanding upon which to base my general practice.

I have experience of working with clients long-term as well as in short-term, more solution-focussed, therapy.
Concerns & issues I deal with
Abuse, Adolescence, Affairs, Aggression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Aspergers Syndrome, Assertiveness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bereavement, Bisexual Issues, Boredom, Bullying, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Codependency, Compulsive Behaviour, Concentration Problems, Couple Relationships, Debt, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Dyslexia, Exhaustion, Family Problems, Fatigue, Fear, Gay Issues, Grief, Impulsive Behaviour, Inertia, Infertility, Inhibitions, Isolation, Leadership, Learning Difficulties, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Manipulative Behaviour, Marriage (Marital Relations), Meaningless, Mediation, Melancholia, Mens Issues, Midlife Crisis, Morality, Negative Thoughts, Obsessions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Personal Growth, Personal Relationships, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Rape, Redundancy, Relationship Problems, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Sadness, Same Sex Relationships, Self Development, Self Harm, Separation, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Offences, Shame, Shyness, Social Phobia, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Thoughts, Unresolved Issues, Emotional Abuse,
Age groups I work with
Teens
Adults
Elders
Further Information
All sessions last 50 minutes. I also offer telephone counselling.

I have worked for many years in the public sector, including local authorities and the NHS, in various roles, including senior management and so am keenly aware of the particular stresses such roles bring. All my posts involved working with individuals often in distressing situations and difficult personal circumstances. I am also a trained mediation practitioner including Divorce and Family Mediation.

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