Counselling and Therapy services based in Brighton and Hove

Counselling and therapy offers an opportunity to explore your concerns at your own pace in a safe, supportive and confidential setting.

People often seek counselling when facing a particular crisis, feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unable to cope alone or when dealing with significant life changes.

You may be feeling stuck in your life, wondering how to make changes. You may have experienced challenging life experiences that are proving difficult to process on your own.


Experienced counsellor working in private practice Brighton & Hove, Sussex

Claire Scott counsellorI offer supportive, one-to one, confidential counselling on a long or short term basis. My approach always focusses on you and your needs – this can be discussed in an assessment session. More information can be found on the About Me page.
The relationship between the client and therapist is the key to progress and making changes and this needs to work for you. Therefore, it may be important for you to meet with more than one counsellor to find the right fit. I offer a reduced cost introductory session to help you make this decision. You might also find my article When is the right time to see a counsellor? useful to help you understand the therapeutic process.

Counselling may help you to find the way to understand your past experiences and your current situation. The goals of psychodynamic counselling are improved self-awareness and an understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour and experiences. CBT can be useful to help client’s challenge their existing thoughts and beliefs, for example when a person is overly anxious in normal situations.

What I can offer you:

  • Introductory session only £10 – see fees for further information
  • Weekly sessions
  • Confidential space
  • Day or evening appointments
  • Long or short term work
  • Face to face
  • Online
  • Use the contact form to get in touch.

counsellingThere are many reasons why people might want to talk to a counsellor. You will have your own personal reasons.

Some difficult issues might include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem, confidence issues,
  • loneliness
  • Anger issues
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Life changes
  • Illness and disability
  • Infertility, loss and miscarriage
  • Having children, pregnancy
  • Menopause, changes in life.
  • Bereavement, partners, family, friends and also pets
  • Abuse, current or past abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, neglect or bullying
  • Stress – work, home life, money
  • Addiction and dependency
  • Sexual problems
  • Violent behaviour from or to another
  • Phobias and fears
  • Trauma

Some of the blog articles on this website may be of interest to you in finding out more information.

Find out more about Claire and counselling on the About Me page.