Bipolar Disorder Counselling in Brighton

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Photo of John Ashford James Colverson, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
John Ashford James Colverson
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Verified
I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for over thirty years, and as a Jungian psychoanalyst for almost eleven years. In that time I have worked with a broad spectrum of people from many cultural backgrounds presenting a vast array of issues. Everyone is different. All that is required of you is to be willing to look into yourself, be open to your feelings, and invite your dreams, because they can help us. Ultimately I can't make the changes for you, you must want to change for yourself.
01273 092821
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Brighton BN2
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Not accepting new clients
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Susie Cabrillana
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a CBT therapist and midwife I really understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
01273 034662
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Brighton BN2
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Photo of Candida Maltby, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Candida Maltby
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I offer a pragmatic and human approach to psychological distress. I believe we all have times in our lives when we need to sit with another person and work out what is going on and how to move past it. I offer this with warmth, compassion and experience. My background is in physical health and I am able to offer a holistic approach to therapy. I have experience working with people who also have long-term physical health conditions, and am very aware of how these aspects interweave and impact on the person. I work with abuse issues and have experience working with domestic and sexual violence, to gain clarity and understanding.
01273 092158
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Brighton BN2
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Sue Burchett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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
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Brighton BN2
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Jacqueline Light - Anxiety Trauma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Firstly, welcome to my profile. The start of our counselling relationship together begins here. Here you can read about me, as your future counsellor. Are you feeling you would like to make some changes in your life ? I can offer you a place to take some time-out to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour to unpick your issues. Counselling allows you to discuss your issue/s and any difficult feelings and emotions you may encounter in a safe, confidential environment. Simply, it is reflecting on who you are & want to be, exploring your thoughts, feelings & difficulties in more depth, whilst I support you achieving your goals
01273 092685
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Brighton BN45
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Dr Jon-Paul Marshall
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I typically work with people wrestling with anxiety, despair, anger, and shame; who struggle with guilt, mistrust, addiction, and dissociation; who are self-critical, self-destructive, and who feel trapped in repeated patterns of hurting self and others. Such feelings, behaviours, and patterns of relating often stem from multiple and complex life events and circumstances, including past and present abusive and neglectful relationships, abandonment, bereavement, bullying, trauma, racism, sexism, gender expectations, parenthood, study/work/financial pressures, and more existential challenges such as finding meaning in life and death.
020 3870 2591
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Brighton BN2
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Rani Sagar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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 092916
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Brighton BN1
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Catherine Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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
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Brighton BN1
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Khanya Price-Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
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
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Brighton BN2
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Anne Remy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I'm a humanistic therapist which means I draw from multiple types of therapy to tailor the therapy experience to your needs. I think that you and I are both imperfect humans working together to gain understanding of your experience. I facilitate this exploration through compassionate curiosity and open exploration of emotions. I firmly believe you know yourself best; I’m just here to support. Whatever you feel like you need support with, I'm here to work alongside you with compassion and empathy (and sometimes a little silliness). I offer flexible scheduling online for people who travel regularly, or have difficult schedules.
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Brighton BN2
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Sara Pendlebury
MSc
Whether you are suffering from increased anxiety or overwhelm, depression, burnout, relationship difficulties or marriage problems, you don’t have to go around feeling like this. As a therapist with additional and diverse life skills and interests, I can help you feel better, and quickly. Every situation is unique, but when working with you, I will aim to get to the nub of any problems quickly and effectively, and to provide practical solutions. For deeper trauma we can shift into a longer relationship, using IFS or Narm. I can show you how things can be better for you, using evidence based and trauma-informed methods.
01273 099485
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Brighton BN1
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Saverio Matteucci
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Verified
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.
07443 517391
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Brighton BN1
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Track Goldsmith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have 12 years’ experience of working with young people and adults including neuro-diverse clients (Autism Spectrum conditions, ADHD, dyslexia, OCD and stammer). Having trained and practised as a speech and language therapist, I now focus on humanistic psychotherapeutic counselling because it is my passion to support individuals in broadening their unique way of being in the world.
01273 965299
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Brighton BN1
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Photo of Sharon O'Driscoll, Psychologist in Brighton, England
Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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
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Brighton BN2
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Laura Ruth Davenport
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
01273 092227
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Brighton BN2
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Hannah Stocks
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse, trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
01273 099026
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Brighton BN1
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Howard Edmunds
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
We all find relationships and intimacy challenging - being close to people challenges our beliefs about ourselves and our trusted ways of relating do not always serve us well. When we get stuck over and over again in our intimate, family or work relationships, it is often due to our deeply buried or unconscious beliefs about ourselves. Many of my clients express what a relief it can be to share their problems and to realise that they are not weird or sick. We all struggle for a reason. In a group it can be especially helpful to realise that you are not alone - there are other people struggling with 'what it means to be human'.
01273 036210
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Brighton BN1
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Elizabeth Joy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Therapy can provide you with the opportunity to explore and better understand the issues you are currently experiencing. Whether it be anxiety, depression, loss or relationship problems, we can work together to improve your emotional wellbeing, allowing a greater sense of self and a way forward.
01273 036189
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Brighton BN1
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Phoebe Sullivan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck? Do you want to ignite change and welcome healing into your life? Sometimes just talking about things doesn't help. As an integrative psychotherapist and breathwork facilitator I combine various skills and frameworks from my background in psychotherapy, breath and embodiment, psychedelic integration, and interests in IFS, transpersonal & archetypal ways of working to help you on your healing journey. I understand the psyche as having an innate healing-tendency, and all discomfort emerging to be worked through, transmuted and ultimately integrated.
01273 092287
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Brighton BN1
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Alison Edwards
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer one-to-one therapy to support you to find ways to make changes in your life that will help you to feel better and improve your confidence and sense of wellbeing. I have experience of 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 alcohol, drugs and food. I draw on my counselling and psychological training to tailor sessions to best suit individual need.
01273 092877
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Brighton BN1
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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.