About me

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I have been a counsellor in Brighton and Hove since 2003 after graduating from Brighton University in Person-Centred and Integrative counselling. As well as having my own private practice which I run from my home in Hanover, Brighton, I work at the Rock Clinic – a private psychotherapy clinic, and am counsellor at the Brighton Institute for Modern Music and the Academy for Creative Training. In 2011 I qualified as a supervisor and provide supervision for student and qualified counsellors.
I am a Person-centred counsellor and place value on the counselling relationship and also aim to provide the conditions that nurture personal growth. Each person brings something unique so each therapy is different.

Carl Rogers was the founder of Person-centred counselling. Here are two quotes:

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

I also have an interest in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, which looks more specifically at how our thoughts affect our emotion and behaviour.

 

You may be wondering if counselling is for you

Taking that first step can be personally challenging. Here are some of the issues that people bring to counselling:

Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, anger management, problems at work, identity, sexuality, stress, suicidal thoughts, life-stages, personal confidence & development….

But the main point is that – whatever your concern – if it troubles you then it is a valid reason for therapy.