Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Brighton

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Julie Bridger
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Hi, I'm Julie. Since 2013, I’ve worked with people from all over the world to offer a warm, reflective space where they can build the tools they need to live more fully. Typically, my trauma informed and integrative approach helps people move forward with challenges such as: - Anxiety and depression - ADHD - Hypersensitivity - Bipolar disorders - any feelings of difference rooted in neurodivergence - co-dependency, emotional or physical abuse, anger management professional or interpersonal struggles. Therapy is ultimately about both healing and better understanding yourself, and using that understanding to enhance your life.
Hi, I'm Julie. Since 2013, I’ve worked with people from all over the world to offer a warm, reflective space where they can build the tools they need to live more fully. Typically, my trauma informed and integrative approach helps people move forward with challenges such as: - Anxiety and depression - ADHD - Hypersensitivity - Bipolar disorders - any feelings of difference rooted in neurodivergence - co-dependency, emotional or physical abuse, anger management professional or interpersonal struggles. Therapy is ultimately about both healing and better understanding yourself, and using that understanding to enhance your life.
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Charity Northan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I'm here to help you address trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and depression.
You might be going through tough times; struggling with past trauma, feeling anxious, moody, rejected and depressed; or having difficulty maintaining romantic or family relationships and friendships. Maybe you're not sure what is real or unreal anymore. Perhaps, you are not sure what you believe, or you feel you are struggling with your faith in God. I want to help you. We'll work together using not only evidenced based practices, but also biblical principles to help you sort things out. Let's blend psychological tools with life coaching, and the power of faith to help you bounce back, embrace who you are, and walk in your purpose.
I'm here to help you address trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and depression.
You might be going through tough times; struggling with past trauma, feeling anxious, moody, rejected and depressed; or having difficulty maintaining romantic or family relationships and friendships. Maybe you're not sure what is real or unreal anymore. Perhaps, you are not sure what you believe, or you feel you are struggling with your faith in God. I want to help you. We'll work together using not only evidenced based practices, but also biblical principles to help you sort things out. Let's blend psychological tools with life coaching, and the power of faith to help you bounce back, embrace who you are, and walk in your purpose.
020 3985 7572 View 020 3985 7572
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david J jordan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in the belief that the past shapes our present, in particular experiences from our early formative years. Exploring the impact of these experiences can help to understand why we feel stuck or why we continue to repeat unhelpful patterns and behaviours in our intimate relationships, our friendships or our professional lives. Humanistic therapy helps to discover what is truly important to you and what is not, and thereby helps you make better and more informed choices.
My therapeutic philosophy is grounded in the belief that the past shapes our present, in particular experiences from our early formative years. Exploring the impact of these experiences can help to understand why we feel stuck or why we continue to repeat unhelpful patterns and behaviours in our intimate relationships, our friendships or our professional lives. Humanistic therapy helps to discover what is truly important to you and what is not, and thereby helps you make better and more informed choices.
01273 092208 View 01273 092208
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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
01276 748011 View 01276 748011
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Khanya Price-Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Price-Evans is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic psychologist passionate about providing evidence based psychological interventions to adults and young people with severe and enduring complex mental health conditions. She has a special interest in working in personality disorders, psychosis, complex trauma, and eating disorders and actively participates in the research and dissemination of new treatments and interventions alongside her NHS and private clinical practices.
Dr. Price-Evans is a dedicated, proactive and enthusiastic psychologist passionate about providing evidence based psychological interventions to adults and young people with severe and enduring complex mental health conditions. She has a special interest in working in personality disorders, psychosis, complex trauma, and eating disorders and actively participates in the research and dissemination of new treatments and interventions alongside her NHS and private clinical practices.
01273 092620 View 01273 092620
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Recha Gries Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor with a warm, motivational and supportive and yet direct approach to helping people transform their lives. Offering new perspectives, I have helped many people feel more empowered and less controlled by limiting patterns and beliefs.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor with a warm, motivational and supportive and yet direct approach to helping people transform their lives. Offering new perspectives, I have helped many people feel more empowered and less controlled by limiting patterns and beliefs.
01273 092896 View 01273 092896
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Sue Burchett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Waitlist for new clients
When we are facing difficulties in life, a compassionate, caring and confidential space to talk can be so helpful. I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space for you to be discuss whatever is troubling you. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, especially due to Covid-19, and need some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed and need to find a sense of clarity about what you are thinking and how you are feeling. Counselling offers a regular space for you to explore and untangle what's troubling you so you can make sense of it and make any changes that are necessary for you to move forward with your life.
When we are facing difficulties in life, a compassionate, caring and confidential space to talk can be so helpful. I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space for you to be discuss whatever is troubling you. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, especially due to Covid-19, and need some support. You may be feeling overwhelmed and need to find a sense of clarity about what you are thinking and how you are feeling. Counselling offers a regular space for you to explore and untangle what's troubling you so you can make sense of it and make any changes that are necessary for you to move forward with your life.
01273 099427 View 01273 099427
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Mary George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for therapy where you can be yourself and feel understood? I offer neurodiversity-affirming psychodynamic therapy for clients who have ADHD, are autistic, or are exploring if they might be neurodivergent. Therapy is a space to explore, process, and understand your feelings and experiences. Neurodiversity shapes how a person experiences the world, bringing gifts as well as challenges. As a neurodivergent therapist, I know first-hand the importance of talking to someone who gets it. I offer a free online first session to all new clients to help you decide whether I’m the right therapist for you.
Are you looking for therapy where you can be yourself and feel understood? I offer neurodiversity-affirming psychodynamic therapy for clients who have ADHD, are autistic, or are exploring if they might be neurodivergent. Therapy is a space to explore, process, and understand your feelings and experiences. Neurodiversity shapes how a person experiences the world, bringing gifts as well as challenges. As a neurodivergent therapist, I know first-hand the importance of talking to someone who gets it. I offer a free online first session to all new clients to help you decide whether I’m the right therapist for you.
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Ros Howell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. You may be dealing with difficult life events right now, or are aware that a past traumatic event is still impacting on you. You might feel a sense of unease or unhappiness that affects your relationships, or work or prevents you from getting the pleasure from life that you would wish, or find unruly emotions hard to manage. Psychodynamic therapy pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, others, and the outside world. As we talk you may find resonances with the past, present and future hopes and fears.
There are many different reasons why people seek out a therapist. You may be dealing with difficult life events right now, or are aware that a past traumatic event is still impacting on you. You might feel a sense of unease or unhappiness that affects your relationships, or work or prevents you from getting the pleasure from life that you would wish, or find unruly emotions hard to manage. Psychodynamic therapy pays attention to the patterns that may have developed in your relationship with yourself, others, and the outside world. As we talk you may find resonances with the past, present and future hopes and fears.
01273 092346 View 01273 092346
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Saverio Matteucci
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
You may or may not know in advance what the source of your difficulties may be. Part of our process is to explore together what has led you here. Every person is different. Amid the stresses of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with our own deepest needs and feelings – until they become too painful or persistent to ignore.
You may or may not know in advance what the source of your difficulties may be. Part of our process is to explore together what has led you here. Every person is different. Amid the stresses of daily life, it’s easy to lose touch with our own deepest needs and feelings – until they become too painful or persistent to ignore.
020 3909 9632 View 020 3909 9632
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Hattie Ward
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Our early relationships and environments can often lead us to over identify with and internalise the projections, expectations, and demands of others. Therapy offers a place for you to get to know and become reacquainted with your internal world. Over time, the therapeutic process may not only illuminate your conscious, but your unconscious narratives, to reveal a deeper understanding and connection with a more authentic sense of who you are in the present and how you relate to the world. ​
Our early relationships and environments can often lead us to over identify with and internalise the projections, expectations, and demands of others. Therapy offers a place for you to get to know and become reacquainted with your internal world. Over time, the therapeutic process may not only illuminate your conscious, but your unconscious narratives, to reveal a deeper understanding and connection with a more authentic sense of who you are in the present and how you relate to the world. ​
01273 092584 View 01273 092584
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Charlie Sunda
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
My name is Charlie and I am a successful therapist (qualifying with Distinction) with an MA in Psychology and a BA in Philosophy. I use counselling, CBT and hypnotherapy every day to help people fulfill their goals and I hope very much that you will be the next person to experience the effectiveness of talking therapy and I'm very happy to offer all potential clients a free initial phone consultation.
My name is Charlie and I am a successful therapist (qualifying with Distinction) with an MA in Psychology and a BA in Philosophy. I use counselling, CBT and hypnotherapy every day to help people fulfill their goals and I hope very much that you will be the next person to experience the effectiveness of talking therapy and I'm very happy to offer all potential clients a free initial phone consultation.
01273 109805 View 01273 109805
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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.
07480 487332 View 07480 487332
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Jen Beaver
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Jen is a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a range of expertise including therapy for grief, addiction, trauma and OCD. She specialises in anxiety, eco-anxiety and climate-emotions and vegan-related trauma. Jen has extensive experience working both online with clients and in person in her therapy room in Brighton. She is a full insured and a trained outdoor therapist, offering eco-therapy for individuals and outdoor therapy groups. She also facilitates monthly Climate Cafes, having completed various trainings with the Climate Psychology Alliance.
Jen is a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a range of expertise including therapy for grief, addiction, trauma and OCD. She specialises in anxiety, eco-anxiety and climate-emotions and vegan-related trauma. Jen has extensive experience working both online with clients and in person in her therapy room in Brighton. She is a full insured and a trained outdoor therapist, offering eco-therapy for individuals and outdoor therapy groups. She also facilitates monthly Climate Cafes, having completed various trainings with the Climate Psychology Alliance.
01273 934576 View 01273 934576
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Monika Madej-Torentz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Neurodiverse and neurotypical welcome. Counselling students welcome £40ps. I'm specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
Neurodiverse and neurotypical welcome. Counselling students welcome £40ps. I'm specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
01273 034722 View 01273 034722
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Alison Edwards
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I offer one-to-one therapy to support you in finding ways to make changes in your life that will help you feel better and improve your confidence and sense of well-being. I have experience working with a wide range of issues which include, depression/sadness, anxiety, stress, anger, loneliness, social rejection, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, bereavement/loss, abuse, parenting concerns, and difficulties related to sleep, alcohol, drugs and food. I draw on my counselling and psychological training to tailor sessions to individual needs.
I offer one-to-one therapy to support you in finding ways to make changes in your life that will help you feel better and improve your confidence and sense of well-being. I have experience working with a wide range of issues which include, depression/sadness, anxiety, stress, anger, loneliness, social rejection, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, bereavement/loss, abuse, parenting concerns, and difficulties related to sleep, alcohol, drugs and food. I draw on my counselling and psychological training to tailor sessions to individual needs.
01273 092877 View 01273 092877
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Catherine Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties. I am passionate about supporting individuals to achieve meaningful, long-lasting change through the delivery of evidence-based psychological therapy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties. I am passionate about supporting individuals to achieve meaningful, long-lasting change through the delivery of evidence-based psychological therapy.
01273 092621 View 01273 092621
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Blanca Balaguer
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, bereaved or unsure about your emotions, together we can unpack, at your own pace, what’s on your mind in a confidential, safe space. For me, therapy is about making sense of our experiences, the relationship we have with ourselves and with others, the choices we make, and how we can find hope to live the life we truly want.
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, bereaved or unsure about your emotions, together we can unpack, at your own pace, what’s on your mind in a confidential, safe space. For me, therapy is about making sense of our experiences, the relationship we have with ourselves and with others, the choices we make, and how we can find hope to live the life we truly want.
01323 921855 View 01323 921855
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Rosalind Ukoko-Rivers
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I offer online, phone and face to face and walk therapy sessions, working under up to date risks assessments and client guidelines. I believe that each client is unique and an individual. This client - therapist working relationship, regardless of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, is the key to a positive and collaborative experience that offers insight and deeper understanding of our true needs and desires. I am proactive, flexible and adaptable according to your needs and requirements. I also work for Victim Support organisation. I am a qualified teacher with BA, MSc and PGCE qualifications, and DBS enhanced checked.
I offer online, phone and face to face and walk therapy sessions, working under up to date risks assessments and client guidelines. I believe that each client is unique and an individual. This client - therapist working relationship, regardless of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, is the key to a positive and collaborative experience that offers insight and deeper understanding of our true needs and desires. I am proactive, flexible and adaptable according to your needs and requirements. I also work for Victim Support organisation. I am a qualified teacher with BA, MSc and PGCE qualifications, and DBS enhanced checked.
01273 092694 View 01273 092694
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Bronagh Hegarty Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Only a new path can lead to a new place. You may be suffering with trauma and navigating the repercussions of difficult events or memories. You might feel like you have lost your direction and maybe even a part of yourself along the way. I will work with you to help you to process these changes and gain a deeper understanding of the road that you have travelled so far. This can open your eyes to choices and options that might be hard for you to see right now.
Only a new path can lead to a new place. You may be suffering with trauma and navigating the repercussions of difficult events or memories. You might feel like you have lost your direction and maybe even a part of yourself along the way. I will work with you to help you to process these changes and gain a deeper understanding of the road that you have travelled so far. This can open your eyes to choices and options that might be hard for you to see right now.
01273 092411 View 01273 092411
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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.