Counselling and Psychotherapy services based in Brighton and Hove

Counselling and psychotherapy 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 therapist working in private practice Brighton & Hove, Sussex

I 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. You might also find my article When is the right time to see a counsellor? useful to help you understand the therapeutic process.

Therapy 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. This is a relational approach and enables the client to observe patterns of behaviour that may have occurred in their lives.

In some situations, I may also find that CBT is useful to help clients’ challenge their existing thoughts and beliefs, for example when a person is overly anxious in every day situations. But there is always a root reason for the anxiety or negative thinking and it is important to explore this.

What I can offer you:

  • Regular sessions
  • Confidential space
  • Day or evening appointments
  • Long or short term work
  • Face to face
  • Online therapy
  • 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
  • Polyamory and open relationships
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Life changes
  • Illness and disability
  • Infertility, loss and miscarriage
  • Menopause, changes in life.
  • Bereavement – partners, family, friends and also pets
  • Abuse – physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, bullying
  • Stress – work, home life, money
  • Sexual and intimacy
  • Violent behaviour from or to another
  • Phobias and fears

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.