Bereavement Counselling in Brighton

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Photo of Sharon O'Driscoll, Psychologist in Brighton, England
Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
My work with adults covers areas such as addiction, bereavement, meaning in midlife, self-esteem and self-loathing, low mood, anxiety, health-based trauma and relationship breakdown.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
My work with adults covers areas such as addiction, bereavement, meaning in midlife, self-esteem and self-loathing, low mood, anxiety, health-based trauma and relationship breakdown.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
01273 071149 View 01273 071149
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Crysalis therapy clinic
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
The clinic is a non-judgemental, respectful environment in which people can speak freely about what’s wrong. As a trained counsellor, I encourage my clients to develop insight into self-damaging or limiting thought and behaviour patterns - and I help them make positive change and move forward into a happier life. It could be depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement and loss, cross-cultural issues, life changes or an abusive relationship. The Crysalis clinic is available to anyone who is struggling to cope.
The clinic is a non-judgemental, respectful environment in which people can speak freely about what’s wrong. As a trained counsellor, I encourage my clients to develop insight into self-damaging or limiting thought and behaviour patterns - and I help them make positive change and move forward into a happier life. It could be depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement and loss, cross-cultural issues, life changes or an abusive relationship. The Crysalis clinic is available to anyone who is struggling to cope.
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Yasmin Kapadia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
07890 108227 View 07890 108227
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Rani Sagar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I offer support for a range of issues including depression, anxiety and bereavement.
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.
I offer support for a range of issues including depression, anxiety and bereavement.
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.
01273 036673 View 01273 036673
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Laura Ruth Davenport
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
The decision to try therapy can seem very daunting, but you have already taken the first step if you are here in this directory. Dealing with difficult issues, loss, bereavement, trauma, divorce/separation, identity , etc can feel utterly overwhelming. Initially, the prospect of sharing such experience may feel like a step too far. My own and clients’ experiences have shown me time & again that it is through the process of talking therapy that in sharing the burden the healing can begin. I have a passionate belief in the power of the wounded, with support, to find some reconciliation, with themselves, their history & in relationship
The decision to try therapy can seem very daunting, but you have already taken the first step if you are here in this directory. Dealing with difficult issues, loss, bereavement, trauma, divorce/separation, identity , etc can feel utterly overwhelming. Initially, the prospect of sharing such experience may feel like a step too far. My own and clients’ experiences have shown me time & again that it is through the process of talking therapy that in sharing the burden the healing can begin. I have a passionate belief in the power of the wounded, with support, to find some reconciliation, with themselves, their history & in relationship
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Anthony Louis Austin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I specialise in helping individuals deal with common life problems including depression, relationship breakdown and bereavement .
Are you feeling depressed; confused about what you feel; ground down to the point where you feel unable to cope; or simply wishing you could find someone who would genuinely hear you? Individuals choose therapy for a variety of reasons and often the biggest hurdle we face is an inner voice telling us our problems are nothing special and we should just get on with life. I provide a safe, empathic environment where you can find your voice and express your concerns without fear of being judged and to provide you with the means to work out your own answers and create the life you want.
I specialise in helping individuals deal with common life problems including depression, relationship breakdown and bereavement .
Are you feeling depressed; confused about what you feel; ground down to the point where you feel unable to cope; or simply wishing you could find someone who would genuinely hear you? Individuals choose therapy for a variety of reasons and often the biggest hurdle we face is an inner voice telling us our problems are nothing special and we should just get on with life. I provide a safe, empathic environment where you can find your voice and express your concerns without fear of being judged and to provide you with the means to work out your own answers and create the life you want.
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Rebecca Holland
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello, I am Rebecca, and I am an Art Psychotherapist and also an EMDR trainee. Together we can build a therapy to suit your needs and begin where you most feel comfortable. Art therapy provides another tool to express ourselves when words are too difficult. Using art materials whilst we speak can feel non-intrusive and help you talk about how you are feeling. EMDR can help in processing distressing experiences, loss and traumatic memories. I provide individual therapy for adults, young people and children.
Hello, I am Rebecca, and I am an Art Psychotherapist and also an EMDR trainee. Together we can build a therapy to suit your needs and begin where you most feel comfortable. Art therapy provides another tool to express ourselves when words are too difficult. Using art materials whilst we speak can feel non-intrusive and help you talk about how you are feeling. EMDR can help in processing distressing experiences, loss and traumatic memories. I provide individual therapy for adults, young people and children.
01273 036205 View 01273 036205
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Fiona May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I work short, medium and long-term with clients of all ages with many differing needs, but have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults and also with bereavement.
Life can present us with many challenges. The build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or the ability to cope with sadness and pain may at times affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. You may feel the need for support in addition to what you already have in place, which is when you may decide to seek the help of a counsellor. I run my private practice on Tuesdays between 10am-7pm offering remote sessions either by Zoom or telephone - please visit my website for more info. Contact me to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
I work short, medium and long-term with clients of all ages with many differing needs, but have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults and also with bereavement.
Life can present us with many challenges. The build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or the ability to cope with sadness and pain may at times affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. You may feel the need for support in addition to what you already have in place, which is when you may decide to seek the help of a counsellor. I run my private practice on Tuesdays between 10am-7pm offering remote sessions either by Zoom or telephone - please visit my website for more info. Contact me to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
01273 121183 View 01273 121183
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Carl Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Any number of issues could be the reason you're reading this now: anxiety, depression, bereavement.  Perhaps you feel stuck, unsure what to do, or don't think you can change. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed with, 'everything'.  Perhaps now is the right time for you to be truly listened to. If this is the case then I can offer you my help.
Any number of issues could be the reason you're reading this now: anxiety, depression, bereavement.  Perhaps you feel stuck, unsure what to do, or don't think you can change. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed with, 'everything'.  Perhaps now is the right time for you to be truly listened to. If this is the case then I can offer you my help.
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Steve Broome
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I also have particular interests in bereavement, loneliness, self-worth, life changes, identity, feeling overwhelmed/stuck, and finding meaning in life.
Starting counselling can feel like a daunting journey. I am here to provide you with the support you need to help you process your thoughts and feelings, and explore how you might move forward in your life. I am non-judgemental, accepting of you and your experiences, and here to listen to and work with whatever is on your mind. While counselling can be challenging at times, it can also come as a huge relief and be experienced as liberating and growthful.
I also have particular interests in bereavement, loneliness, self-worth, life changes, identity, feeling overwhelmed/stuck, and finding meaning in life.
Starting counselling can feel like a daunting journey. I am here to provide you with the support you need to help you process your thoughts and feelings, and explore how you might move forward in your life. I am non-judgemental, accepting of you and your experiences, and here to listen to and work with whatever is on your mind. While counselling can be challenging at times, it can also come as a huge relief and be experienced as liberating and growthful.
01273 934723 View 01273 934723
Photo of Belinda Evans, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Belinda Evans
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
It is not an easy decision to come to therapy and seek help, so I appreciate that this may be a big step for you. I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement , divorce, and trauma. I have specialist training in supporting people experiencing loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement, I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or culture,
It is not an easy decision to come to therapy and seek help, so I appreciate that this may be a big step for you. I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement , divorce, and trauma. I have specialist training in supporting people experiencing loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement, I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or culture,
020 7123 8559 View 020 7123 8559
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Martin Powell
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
My experience includes managing counselling services at senior level in hospices and I have extensive expertise in bereavement, grief and loss.
If you're looking for help and support to make meaningful changes in your life, then counselling may work for you. You might want to 'think out loud' with a trained professional to gain greater understanding of why you think, feel or behave in the ways you do.
My experience includes managing counselling services at senior level in hospices and I have extensive expertise in bereavement, grief and loss.
If you're looking for help and support to make meaningful changes in your life, then counselling may work for you. You might want to 'think out loud' with a trained professional to gain greater understanding of why you think, feel or behave in the ways you do.
01825 703201 View 01825 703201
Photo of Lynne Mendelsohn, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Lynne Mendelsohn
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Have you recently been through a loss of any kind? Perhaps it was someone you were close to? Or maybe your health has taken a turn for the worse? Perhaps you have split up with your partner? Or are you trying to cope with an unexpected change but find yourself struggling? Are you asking yourself why is my life so hard? Why can’t things just get back to being “normal?” Loss of any kind and change of any kind can come out of the blue and can turn your life upside down. Are you needing to talk to someone about how you are really feeling?
Have you recently been through a loss of any kind? Perhaps it was someone you were close to? Or maybe your health has taken a turn for the worse? Perhaps you have split up with your partner? Or are you trying to cope with an unexpected change but find yourself struggling? Are you asking yourself why is my life so hard? Why can’t things just get back to being “normal?” Loss of any kind and change of any kind can come out of the blue and can turn your life upside down. Are you needing to talk to someone about how you are really feeling?
07445 145597 View 07445 145597
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Carol Jane Pearson
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Are you struggling with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, or are life events such as trauma, loss and bereavement, financial/ work or relationship problems affecting your day to day life? Counselling and psychotherapy can help to explore mental health problems and life challenges that might leave you feeling alone or stuck. If you are experiencing problems within a significant relationship, whether that is with a partner, parent or sibling, couples counselling can help to unravel the causes of conflict and misunderstandings that can get in the way of living life well.
Are you struggling with common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, or are life events such as trauma, loss and bereavement, financial/ work or relationship problems affecting your day to day life? Counselling and psychotherapy can help to explore mental health problems and life challenges that might leave you feeling alone or stuck. If you are experiencing problems within a significant relationship, whether that is with a partner, parent or sibling, couples counselling can help to unravel the causes of conflict and misunderstandings that can get in the way of living life well.
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Sarah Noble-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming: anxiety, lack of self-esteem, self-criticism, grief, life changes – are you struggling with issues and difficult feelings that are hard to manage alone, perhaps even more in this current climate? Attentive, respectful and caring therapy can be a powerfully supportive and healing choice towards regaining a sense of hope and purpose. Together we work to gently uncover what you need to be able to live in a more fulfilled, meaningful and satisfying way.
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming: anxiety, lack of self-esteem, self-criticism, grief, life changes – are you struggling with issues and difficult feelings that are hard to manage alone, perhaps even more in this current climate? Attentive, respectful and caring therapy can be a powerfully supportive and healing choice towards regaining a sense of hope and purpose. Together we work to gently uncover what you need to be able to live in a more fulfilled, meaningful and satisfying way.
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Sophie Yule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Waitlist for new clients
Areas I have worked in: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss, baby loss, restrictive eating disorders, stress, ADD, childhood trauma and neglect, addiction, breakdown of relationships.
Taking that first step to find a counsellor can sometimes be the hardest, but you’re here. Whether you are overwhelmed with your work/life balance and feeling like you have no time to stop, living with hurt, experienced a loss or feel ready to process past thoughts, behaviours or feelings. I can sit alongside you; not a ‘me and you’ but as equals and offer a non judgemental, confidential, and safe space to navigate these feelings and take that next 2nd step but at your pace as you feel ready.
Areas I have worked in: Anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss, baby loss, restrictive eating disorders, stress, ADD, childhood trauma and neglect, addiction, breakdown of relationships.
Taking that first step to find a counsellor can sometimes be the hardest, but you’re here. Whether you are overwhelmed with your work/life balance and feeling like you have no time to stop, living with hurt, experienced a loss or feel ready to process past thoughts, behaviours or feelings. I can sit alongside you; not a ‘me and you’ but as equals and offer a non judgemental, confidential, and safe space to navigate these feelings and take that next 2nd step but at your pace as you feel ready.
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Jenny Stewart
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I realise that seeking therapy may feel daunting and I know how important it is that you find a therapist you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have come to a time in your life when you feel you need some extra support for whatever challenges and difficulties you are facing. It may be that you have suffered a loss, a relationship issue or experienced a significant life event or that you feel the weight of depression or anxiety. Perhaps you have decided the time is right to try to make some changes in your life.
I realise that seeking therapy may feel daunting and I know how important it is that you find a therapist you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have come to a time in your life when you feel you need some extra support for whatever challenges and difficulties you are facing. It may be that you have suffered a loss, a relationship issue or experienced a significant life event or that you feel the weight of depression or anxiety. Perhaps you have decided the time is right to try to make some changes in your life.
01273 036029 View 01273 036029
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Start Something Counselling and Psychotherapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am clinically experienced, having worked with a wide range of presentations within private practice, and in the voluntary sector with bereavement and substance dependence.
Welcome to Start Something Counselling and Psychotherapy. I understand that life can be challenging. Sometimes specific events and experiences create pain and emotional discomfort. For others, understanding why life feels uncomfortable is less obvious. My aim is to work with you to help you understand your mind, to enable to you become aware of how your experiences have influenced and impacted you.
I am clinically experienced, having worked with a wide range of presentations within private practice, and in the voluntary sector with bereavement and substance dependence.
Welcome to Start Something Counselling and Psychotherapy. I understand that life can be challenging. Sometimes specific events and experiences create pain and emotional discomfort. For others, understanding why life feels uncomfortable is less obvious. My aim is to work with you to help you understand your mind, to enable to you become aware of how your experiences have influenced and impacted you.
01273 099454 View 01273 099454
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Deborah Warman-Freed
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Since you're reading this page then I imagine you’d like some aspects of your life to be different and you're wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. Your concerns may be about difficult feelings that feel overwhelming. You may be finding it a challenge to like yourself or perhaps you're struggling with relationships. Or you may be coming to terms with a trauma or a loss in your life and are looking to process your experience and see a way forward. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons.
Since you're reading this page then I imagine you’d like some aspects of your life to be different and you're wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. Your concerns may be about difficult feelings that feel overwhelming. You may be finding it a challenge to like yourself or perhaps you're struggling with relationships. Or you may be coming to terms with a trauma or a loss in your life and are looking to process your experience and see a way forward. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons.
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Martine van den Berg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Could counselling be the support you need at the moment to improve some of the issues you are experiencing? If you are feeling alone, overwhelmed or confused about the pandemic, parenthood, work, a bereavement or other life experiences or relationships, I can offer Face to Face, zoom or phone counselling to explore this.
Could counselling be the support you need at the moment to improve some of the issues you are experiencing? If you are feeling alone, overwhelmed or confused about the pandemic, parenthood, work, a bereavement or other life experiences or relationships, I can offer Face to Face, zoom or phone counselling to explore this.
01444 227045 View 01444 227045

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Bereavement Counsellors

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.