07730 650 433
119/120 Edward Street
East Sussex, BN2 0JL
I have worked in my own private practice on Edward Street, Brighton, with adults on a one-to-one basis since 2011. I work face to face as well as remote by video or telephone. I see clients weekly, at the same time and day each week, but this can be flexible, for example for those working irregular hours. I am fully qualified since 2008, highly experienced and a registered and senior accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Snr Accred). I have BUPA recognition too and a link to BUPA can be found below towards the bottom of this page.
I work with an integrated style that is psychodynamically based and tailored for each client's needs. Cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and solution focused therapy are just some methods that are incorporated as required. I chose to have regular further training as part of continually developing and strengthening my practice.
The process is very straightforward. Come and speak about whatever is on your mind. Seemingly irrelevent discussions can often turn out to be essential aspects of the therapy. It works with having a weekly momentum where unknowingly progress will be happening between sessions too.
The first session gives the chance to experience therapy together and see how effective it is and whether we are best placed to work effectively. The session is a discussion of 50 minutes talking about whatever you wish to discuss.
We will work together each week until you find the best point to leave, whether a few sessions or you can remain and benefit from longer term work. You will feel when it is the right time to stop, especially if already having overcome some difficult sessions where you might have wanted to avoid facing uncomfortable or awkward matters.
Counselling offers the opportunity to sound off and off-load without judgement and to live a lighter day to day life. It also offers the rare chance to hear some possible life changing truths, and reflect back on things which others have not seen or were not heard. It also, and most importantly, offers the chance to experience a secure trusted healthy attachment to a kind and boundaried person who is constant, reliable and consistent. I believe everyone would benefit from counselling. Most of us can bumble along. But why bother when there is the opportunity to live life fuller and lighter. It offers the chance to explore sensitive awkward painful feelings, memories and experiences in a safe trusted way.
There is no agreed distinction between counselling and psychotherapy. I use them interchangeably. Some think of counselling as weekly and psychotherapy as twice or more per week. Some think of short term work as counselling and long-term work as psychotherapy. The same processes apply, albeit there are different intensities and endurance.
Counselling and psychotherapy enables aspects that have been previously denied to move on to find full expression. This means that our relationships with ourselves and others become richer and more authentic. This leads to it being much easier and more enjoyable to live with ourselves and others. Intimacy increases.
I see clients weekly, at the same time and day each week, but this can be flexible for example for those working irregular hours.