Counselling in Brighton

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Ali Lewis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
As your counsellor, I help you deepen awareness and curiosity about your present and past experiences, enabling you to gently veer from repeating unhelpful patterns relating to situations, others and yourself. I provide a safe and friendly counselling space. I am not there to judge or tell you what to do but to support you in moving beyond your current experience at a safe and grounded pace.
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Giovanni Felice Pace
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Giovanni, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP Psychotherapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main vessel of real change. Therapy is a journey to be embarked safely, and it can help you with your pain. Together, we can try to explore that pain or uncertainty that hinders the possibility you have to live a full and meaningful life. We will work together towards your objectives, it doesn't matter how far they seem now or how painful is to think about them.
Hello, I'm Giovanni, a Chartered Psychologist and UKCP Psychotherapist. I firmly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main vessel of real change. Therapy is a journey to be embarked safely, and it can help you with your pain. Together, we can try to explore that pain or uncertainty that hinders the possibility you have to live a full and meaningful life. We will work together towards your objectives, it doesn't matter how far they seem now or how painful is to think about them.
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Dr Anna Chiara Sicilia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is one of the most important parts of effective psychological therapy. I am passionate in supporting people by creating a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficult topics in a comfortable way. People access therapy for all kinds of different reasons. You may be struggling with a specific mental health difficulty or maybe you are just "not feeling yourself". I can offer tailored individual psychological therapy and couples therapy for a range of difficulties.
Establishing a safe therapeutic relationship is one of the most important parts of effective psychological therapy. I am passionate in supporting people by creating a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore difficult topics in a comfortable way. People access therapy for all kinds of different reasons. You may be struggling with a specific mental health difficulty or maybe you are just "not feeling yourself". I can offer tailored individual psychological therapy and couples therapy for a range of difficulties.
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Maggie Wood - Bodhi Tree Dramatherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi! I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; long term covid; dis/ability; ME /CFS; chronic health issues; relationship body & mind; carers and young; HSP; nature and women's health. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
Hi! I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; long term covid; dis/ability; ME /CFS; chronic health issues; relationship body & mind; carers and young; HSP; nature and women's health. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
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Jim Pannett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor working in Brighton and Hove. Life can be challenging at times and it can be difficult to make sense of things. It takes courage to walk through a counsellor’s door and speak of troubling and personal issues to a perfect stranger. I offer a space for dialogue and exploration of experiences, relationships, and the choices we make. I aim to establish a therapeutic connection that feels safe enough to enable you to move towards the life you want and need.
I am a humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor working in Brighton and Hove. Life can be challenging at times and it can be difficult to make sense of things. It takes courage to walk through a counsellor’s door and speak of troubling and personal issues to a perfect stranger. I offer a space for dialogue and exploration of experiences, relationships, and the choices we make. I aim to establish a therapeutic connection that feels safe enough to enable you to move towards the life you want and need.
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Thinking Feeling Moving
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely. I offer an initial 30 min free chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Educator.
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely. I offer an initial 30 min free chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Educator.
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Dr Simon Lovat
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Choosing to engage with therapy can feel like a big step, and it’s important to find the right therapist for you. You may be struggling with an issue; you may find yourself in a repeating pattern of behaviour; or you may wish to explore existential issues in order to find greater meaning in your life. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever you bring without judgement. I work psycho-dynamically. Put simply, this means that we will explore together the ways in which you have dealt with experiences and relationships in the past so that we can impact the ways in which you deal with them in the future.
Choosing to engage with therapy can feel like a big step, and it’s important to find the right therapist for you. You may be struggling with an issue; you may find yourself in a repeating pattern of behaviour; or you may wish to explore existential issues in order to find greater meaning in your life. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever you bring without judgement. I work psycho-dynamically. Put simply, this means that we will explore together the ways in which you have dealt with experiences and relationships in the past so that we can impact the ways in which you deal with them in the future.
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Dr Ciaran McHale
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Coming along to therapy for the first time can feel exposing. It's important to remember that you are not alone in any difficulties you're facing. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to talk, think and grow. Therapy can be about making specific changes so that life feels more meaningful, rewarding or less overwhelming. Or it can simply be an opportunity to be properly heard, to reflect and get to know yourself better. I am a HCPC-registered senior Clinical Psychologist working privately and in an NHS community service.
Coming along to therapy for the first time can feel exposing. It's important to remember that you are not alone in any difficulties you're facing. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to talk, think and grow. Therapy can be about making specific changes so that life feels more meaningful, rewarding or less overwhelming. Or it can simply be an opportunity to be properly heard, to reflect and get to know yourself better. I am a HCPC-registered senior Clinical Psychologist working privately and in an NHS community service.
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Maria Tribe
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Whether you are managing a life event or would like some help improving your emotional health, I provide a safe space to explore present or historical issues, to look at specific problems, psychological patterns, or to manage life in general. My specialism is EMDR for PTSD/ complex trauma, which includes depression, anxiety disorders, relational issues and problems with emotional regulation. I work for the NHS as a psychotherapist at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, and for 2 years was the young person's therapist for survivors of sexual violence/ abuse at Survivors Network
Whether you are managing a life event or would like some help improving your emotional health, I provide a safe space to explore present or historical issues, to look at specific problems, psychological patterns, or to manage life in general. My specialism is EMDR for PTSD/ complex trauma, which includes depression, anxiety disorders, relational issues and problems with emotional regulation. I work for the NHS as a psychotherapist at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, and for 2 years was the young person's therapist for survivors of sexual violence/ abuse at Survivors Network
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Rani Sagar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in the humanistic values of person centred counselling. I provide a space for clients to explore their concerns by offering them acceptance, respect and empathy. I believe one of the key purposes of psychotherapy is to increase self awareness and empower the client.
My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in the humanistic values of person centred counselling. I provide a space for clients to explore their concerns by offering them acceptance, respect and empathy. I believe one of the key purposes of psychotherapy is to increase self awareness and empower the client.
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At Home in the World
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Life can feel hard - even overwhelming at times - but it doesn't have to stay that way. Often, people find talking to someone who understands can help to shift difficult feelings and allow them to fully engage with life once more. Perhaps you feel stuck? Anxious, angry, depressed, or in emotional pain? Maybe you notice your relationships are unsatisfactory, they always follow the same pattern? Or maybe life, with all its demands, is just grinding you down? Spending some time exploring these issues with a trained counsellor can offer insight, clarity and relief.
Life can feel hard - even overwhelming at times - but it doesn't have to stay that way. Often, people find talking to someone who understands can help to shift difficult feelings and allow them to fully engage with life once more. Perhaps you feel stuck? Anxious, angry, depressed, or in emotional pain? Maybe you notice your relationships are unsatisfactory, they always follow the same pattern? Or maybe life, with all its demands, is just grinding you down? Spending some time exploring these issues with a trained counsellor can offer insight, clarity and relief.
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Valley Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
Hello. I am Sarah Eva. I am an experienced psychotherapist and an accredited EMDR practitioner and consultant (supervisor). I am a qualified CBT therapist and have completed training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) Levels 1 and 2. I provide safe and confidential therapy services to adults and adolescents (16+) for a range of presenting difficulties, from depression and anxiety, including OCD, to childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and complex PTSD. I have a clinic in Brighton, UK and offer online therapy sessions. I am accredited with BACP and EMDR UK.
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Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
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Kesley Cage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
What a world we live in, hey? So much pain. So much drama, and heartache. Yet, also so much beauty, love, and understanding. There's nothing to do except be here now and show up fully, living as best as we can. This is where therapy begins. It may be hard work to change your habits, or to stop your thoughts spiralling. However you may find stillness, presence and recovery. No matter what adversity you've been through, I believe that you can grow from it and gain resilience.
What a world we live in, hey? So much pain. So much drama, and heartache. Yet, also so much beauty, love, and understanding. There's nothing to do except be here now and show up fully, living as best as we can. This is where therapy begins. It may be hard work to change your habits, or to stop your thoughts spiralling. However you may find stillness, presence and recovery. No matter what adversity you've been through, I believe that you can grow from it and gain resilience.
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Kate Watts Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
Hi my name is Kate and I have been working as a person centred counsellor and dynamic interpersonal therapist with children young people and adults since 2013. This has been in private practice and in a variety of settings, which include schools, community and specialist services, on a one to one or group basis. I currently work from a quite setting which has an indoor and outdoor therapy space. I am also a qualified supervisor.
Hi my name is Kate and I have been working as a person centred counsellor and dynamic interpersonal therapist with children young people and adults since 2013. This has been in private practice and in a variety of settings, which include schools, community and specialist services, on a one to one or group basis. I currently work from a quite setting which has an indoor and outdoor therapy space. I am also a qualified supervisor.
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Lauenna Luddington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Unhappy with how things are? Focused and constructive counselling can help to clarify the issues, gain a more helpful perspective and unlock your potential to move forward. By developing tools and strategies that strengthen our inner resources, we can reduce stress and fear, increase your sense of personal power and start to make the changes you want to see.
Feeling stuck? Unhappy with how things are? Focused and constructive counselling can help to clarify the issues, gain a more helpful perspective and unlock your potential to move forward. By developing tools and strategies that strengthen our inner resources, we can reduce stress and fear, increase your sense of personal power and start to make the changes you want to see.
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Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
Every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world, how we feel about it and where we fit within it. Counselling can help you discover more about who you are, learn about your relationships, understand past events and how you developed, help you have deeper understanding of yourself and learn new ways to live your life. Counselling can help you change from feeling that your story is being written for you and learn how to start writing it for yourself. I currently have availability to take new clients.
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Hannah Creedon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Welcome! Im a Queer Integrative Counsellor from Ireland. I have worked with clients aged 18+ from all backgrounds and identities from within (and outside of) the LGBTQ+ Community. I like to focus on helping clients work towards having healthier and happier relationships both with themselves and others. I work online (via Zoom) and in-person, in central Brighton. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, gender identity, family issues, issues around 'coming out', self-esteem+social isolation.Please get in touch if you would like to find out more!
Welcome! Im a Queer Integrative Counsellor from Ireland. I have worked with clients aged 18+ from all backgrounds and identities from within (and outside of) the LGBTQ+ Community. I like to focus on helping clients work towards having healthier and happier relationships both with themselves and others. I work online (via Zoom) and in-person, in central Brighton. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, gender identity, family issues, issues around 'coming out', self-esteem+social isolation.Please get in touch if you would like to find out more!
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Track Goldsmith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
I specialise (17 yrs experience) in working with young people and adults particularly neurodiverse clients (Autism, ADHD, self-harm, OCD, stammer etc). Having trained and practised as a Speech & Language Therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapy because it is my passion to support individuals in navigating their unique way of being in the world. As well as face to face and online sessions, I can offer animal therapy (I have a canine-concern registered black lab), assistance dogs are welcome and where needed I offer walking therapy as well as meeting clients in different locations to help with anxiety issues.
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Andrea Percy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I work relationally to help clients understand how past experiences and relationships might be impacting current difficulties. Therapy can help make changes to these often hard-wired patterns and facilitate the development of more healthy fulfilling relationships. By building a relationship based upon trust, empathy and acceptance therapy enables a greater awareness and understanding of how and where difficulties have arisen and provides the conditions for change to occur.
I work relationally to help clients understand how past experiences and relationships might be impacting current difficulties. Therapy can help make changes to these often hard-wired patterns and facilitate the development of more healthy fulfilling relationships. By building a relationship based upon trust, empathy and acceptance therapy enables a greater awareness and understanding of how and where difficulties have arisen and provides the conditions for change to occur.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brighton

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Brighton who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Brighton see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brighton?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.