I work in comfortable rooms in Central Brighton as well as offering counselling in Hove. I also work online.
Deciding to have counselling is sometimes a brave step, and I will be happy to talk through any concerns and questions during an initial consultation. This will give you the opportunity to decide whether or not you would like to have the counselling that I have to offer. Then if we agree that we are able to work together, we can arrange a time to meet for weekly sessions.
Exploring and identifying how we feel about things, in a safe confidential space, can bring relief from anxiety and stress.
Counselling is a process that involves self reflection. The sessions are not rushed, and it is important that you experience the therapy at your own pace.
My main approach is Psychodynamic, which identifies that difficulties and stress in the present, may have stemmed from early life experiences. Understanding this can help towards changing how we view life and relationships; especially in connection to recurring patterns of behaviour. Counselling explores past and present feelings and the links between past and current relationships.
I am an experienced therapist and work with individuals who have a range of issues. Therapy offers the opportunity to explore inner tensions and because of this allows us to have more choice. I also like to include other approaches when it is appropriate. I have undertaken further training in Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Counselling can work with a broad range of issues including the following:
• Lack of self esteem
• Sexual Issues
• Work related issues