How Counselling Works

Individual Counselling in Brighton or Hove

The first session is free and we will talk about why you are here and what you want to change.

Then you decide how many sessions you want to book, but six is a good starting place. At the end of that we will review how far we have got, and you decide if you want to continue the appointments, continue at a future date or end.

I can meet you in comfortable rooms in Hove, Brighton or, on request, in central London. I can also offer sessions online.

I help clients develop coping techniques to better manage everyday issues and difficulties whilst at the same time enabling more in depth work looking at how earlier experiences have brought them to their current crisis.

A key part of any successful therapy is being able to develop a good working relationship in the room, which is open and honest and at times challenging.

 

“ ... an open, honest and, at times, challenging relationship.”

Some weeks will be better than others and if you have a good week it is important not to end the counselling immediately.  Likewise some weeks can feel less productive, or that counselling “is not working.” Again it is important not to react too quickly as counselling is not an instant, or even quick, process.

Fees And Timescale

All sessions, except the free assessment, cost £55 payable in cash at the end of the session or there is a small discount for paying in advance by bank transfer. I also offer discounts for performers and students

I have experience of working in the following areas:

  • relationships,
  • addiction,
  • anxiety,
  • bereavement and loss,
  • health issues,
  • eating disorders,
  • depression,
  • low self esteem,
  • anger management,
  • borderline personality disorders,
  • self harm and work related stress.