Why Counselling or Psychotherapy?
People think about counselling/psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons:
These feelings may be a response to something that has happened and be unfamiliar or frightening, counselling can support us in a crisis and through distressing and difficult times. In a safe environment feelings can be expressed and explored with kindness and compassion. Trauma can be explored sensitively and psychological wounds can be soothed.
We might have been holding down feelings for a long time but they keeping reappearing. Psychotherapy can bring unconscious thoughts into awareness as we discover negative patterns that keep repeating in our lives.
We can begin to understand the meanings we have given to life events and look at the limits we have imposed on ourselves, therapist and client can work together to find more freedom and acceptance.
Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy
As a couple you may be questioning your relationship:
How do I work?
I meet each new person and couple as individuals and we create our own particular approach to what you bring. This can be short-term counselling focussed on a crisis or specific issues or psychotherapy that involves a deeper and longer-term exploration. You might begin with a urgent concern and then decide you want to explore more fundamental questions.
I offer an initial consultation so you can meet me face-to-face; to see if I feel right for you and ask any questions before committing to therapy. This is a one-off session with no obligation to continue. should we decide to work together, we would meet weekly on the same day at the same time. This helps us build and maintain a safe and secure relationship. Of course life intervenes and I do my best to accommodate a change of day or time when necessary.
During the COVID pandemic I am following guidelines to protect clients and myself and I am also working online using Zoom.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss supervision.
Focussed Sessions/Creative Blocks
I offer focussed sessions on difficulties completing academic projects, blocks in creativity and support if you feel stuck realising art or writing projects.
Research tells us that the client/therapist relationship is key to therapy that brings about change. I am committed to supporting my clients and travelling with them wherever we need to go.
My own experience of therapy in times of crisis and loss has been a significant influence on the way I work with clients.
I have a background in the arts, research and education as well considerable experience working with mental health and creative projects.
I work in Hove, BN3 and Lewes BN7, from quiet, comfortable rooms easily accessible by public transport.
Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy
198 Church Road http://198churchroad.com/
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton
Post qualification training in couple therapy with
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision, KRCS
Professional memberships and supervision
I am a registered UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) psychotherapist and I work under their code of ethics. I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and SAFPAC (Southern Association for Psychotherapy and counselling).
All my individual work is supervised by a member of UKCP and my couple work by a member of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council).
BA, MA, PhD
FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
£70 per individual session
£90 per couple session
I may be able to offer a reduced fee if you are on a low income, please feel free to enquire.
Taking the first step can be nerve wracking and I welcome an initial telephone conversation for you to ask any questions. Please complete the contact form below to make an enquiry or book an appointment or a phone call.