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Mr. Joe Aparo

Counselling in Hove

Member Organisation(s): BACP Registered

Insurance: Holistic Insurance

Therapy Provides:
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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.

Services I Provide

  • 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 I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Price List

  • Counselling: £50.00/session

Special Online Booking Offers

I offer a free introductory session.

For individuals my fees are £50.

For couples my fees are £70

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