Depression Counselling in Brighton

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Alison White
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I have 15 years experience of working with individuals on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression and trauma.
As a humanistic therapist, I offer you the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of yourself in a supportive setting. However challenging life may seem at times, I believe that each of us has the potential to manage our lives in a way that is fulfilling and satisfying. My approach is tailored to you as an individual, and is underpinned by my belief that we are each unique and have the right to understand and celebrate who we really are.
I have 15 years experience of working with individuals on a wide variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression and trauma.
As a humanistic therapist, I offer you the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of yourself in a supportive setting. However challenging life may seem at times, I believe that each of us has the potential to manage our lives in a way that is fulfilling and satisfying. My approach is tailored to you as an individual, and is underpinned by my belief that we are each unique and have the right to understand and celebrate who we really are.
01903 947226 View 01903 947226
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Anna Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
6 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I am a warm, experienced therapist working with both couples and individuals. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or experiencing low self-confidence? Would you like to examine your feelings about a bereavement or life event? Perhaps you wish to look at difficulties in your relationships with your partner or family, or maybe you’re considering how your past affects you now, as an adult. I can support you as you explore these issues and a wide range of other challenges. At the start of our work, we'll identify what you want to achieve from counselling. Whether your aims are abstract or specific, we can work towards them together.
I am a warm, experienced therapist working with both couples and individuals. Are you feeling anxious, depressed or experiencing low self-confidence? Would you like to examine your feelings about a bereavement or life event? Perhaps you wish to look at difficulties in your relationships with your partner or family, or maybe you’re considering how your past affects you now, as an adult. I can support you as you explore these issues and a wide range of other challenges. At the start of our work, we'll identify what you want to achieve from counselling. Whether your aims are abstract or specific, we can work towards them together.
01273 092096 View 01273 092096
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Heather King
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Do you feel like something needs to change? Although everyone has their own unique reasons for deciding to see a therapist, most people will be driven by a feeling that something in their life needs to change. Maybe you have been struggling with anxiety or depression, or an addiction or addictive behaviour has started to dominate your days? Perhaps you are struggling to let go of a bad experience from your past? Maybe low self-esteem is limiting your potential? Or it could be that you just don’t feel like ‘you’ anymore…. Whatever you are facing, I can help.
Do you feel like something needs to change? Although everyone has their own unique reasons for deciding to see a therapist, most people will be driven by a feeling that something in their life needs to change. Maybe you have been struggling with anxiety or depression, or an addiction or addictive behaviour has started to dominate your days? Perhaps you are struggling to let go of a bad experience from your past? Maybe low self-esteem is limiting your potential? Or it could be that you just don’t feel like ‘you’ anymore…. Whatever you are facing, I can help.
01273 092090 View 01273 092090
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Sarah Jack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I've been counselling since 1989, and have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, parenting and attachment difficulties, identity and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I don’t claim to be an ‘expert’ in any of these areas because everyone's response is different and what matters is you and your own unique experience of these difficulties. I am committed to collaborating with you to find the resilient, hopeful part of yourself that becomes expert in managing your challenges and is motivated by the smallest signs of progress towards your preferred future.
I've been counselling since 1989, and have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, parenting and attachment difficulties, identity and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I don’t claim to be an ‘expert’ in any of these areas because everyone's response is different and what matters is you and your own unique experience of these difficulties. I am committed to collaborating with you to find the resilient, hopeful part of yourself that becomes expert in managing your challenges and is motivated by the smallest signs of progress towards your preferred future.
01273 121296 View 01273 121296
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Rose Agyeman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)Therapist and trained in EFT. I work within private practice with young people and adults in Brighton and Hove on a short or long term basis within a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. When working with individuals I work with what each individual client brings to counselling and some of the issues I work with include:- depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, university life and homesickness, low self confidence, worth and esteem and work related.
I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)Therapist and trained in EFT. I work within private practice with young people and adults in Brighton and Hove on a short or long term basis within a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. When working with individuals I work with what each individual client brings to counselling and some of the issues I work with include:- depression, anxiety, stress, loss and bereavement, university life and homesickness, low self confidence, worth and esteem and work related.
01274 451634 View 01274 451634
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Andi Heaton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighton BN2
My main area of expertise is working with depression and anxiety with teenagers aged 15 upwards to adults of any age.
A warm welcome. My name is Andi and I am an independent private provider of counselling and psychotherapy across the Brighton area. My focus is on helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues to get life back on track as quickly and effectively as possible. I offer a caring and flexible approach to your individual needs and am trained in a variety of approaches which enables me to help you find your own answers and guide you through difficult times. Where possible you can be seen quickly and I aim to get back to you within a few hours. Evening appointments available Tuesday to Thursday
My main area of expertise is working with depression and anxiety with teenagers aged 15 upwards to adults of any age.
A warm welcome. My name is Andi and I am an independent private provider of counselling and psychotherapy across the Brighton area. My focus is on helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues to get life back on track as quickly and effectively as possible. I offer a caring and flexible approach to your individual needs and am trained in a variety of approaches which enables me to help you find your own answers and guide you through difficult times. Where possible you can be seen quickly and I aim to get back to you within a few hours. Evening appointments available Tuesday to Thursday
01273 037838 View 01273 037838
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Nicola Croote
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Are you struggling with issues such anxiety, depression or an ongoing physical illness or do you find relationships difficult? All of these and more can make life feel like a struggle or an uphill battle taking it's toll on our general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life. Therapy can help you to get to the bottom of what might be causing you to feel this way in a safe supportive environment. To find ways of making your life easier and developing tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings & relationships. Therapy can be short or longer term depending on your needs.
Are you struggling with issues such anxiety, depression or an ongoing physical illness or do you find relationships difficult? All of these and more can make life feel like a struggle or an uphill battle taking it's toll on our general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life. Therapy can help you to get to the bottom of what might be causing you to feel this way in a safe supportive environment. To find ways of making your life easier and developing tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings & relationships. Therapy can be short or longer term depending on your needs.
07481 345506 View 07481 345506
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At Home in the World
Counsellor, MBACP
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.
01273 092696 View 01273 092696
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Annabelle Clarke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi, I'm Annabelle. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I can draw on a range of psychological approaches and tailor my approach to your needs - whether you need someone to sit with you in your pain, help you find acceptance, explore changes in your sense of self, heal wounds from the past or make positive changes for the future. Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship issues, anxiety or trauma. Looking after your mental health is not selfish and can help you develop resilience. I have 10 years' experience in the NHS working psychotherapeutically with clients with depression, anxiety and health challenges.
Hi, I'm Annabelle. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I can draw on a range of psychological approaches and tailor my approach to your needs - whether you need someone to sit with you in your pain, help you find acceptance, explore changes in your sense of self, heal wounds from the past or make positive changes for the future. Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship issues, anxiety or trauma. Looking after your mental health is not selfish and can help you develop resilience. I have 10 years' experience in the NHS working psychotherapeutically with clients with depression, anxiety and health challenges.
01444 718224 View 01444 718224
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Sandra Kuehl
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Brighton BN1
I have experience of working with people suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, bereavement, relationship difficulties and negative body image as well as major life changes such as divorce or illness.
It takes courage to start therapy. Often, we are at our most vulnerable at these times. I believe the most important thing to establish first is trust. I am not here to tell you what’s ‘wrong with you’ or what you ‘have done wrong’ in the past. My aim is to meet you where you are and invite you on a journey for us to explore together, in collaboration, what is upsetting you and holding you back.
I have experience of working with people suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, bereavement, relationship difficulties and negative body image as well as major life changes such as divorce or illness.
It takes courage to start therapy. Often, we are at our most vulnerable at these times. I believe the most important thing to establish first is trust. I am not here to tell you what’s ‘wrong with you’ or what you ‘have done wrong’ in the past. My aim is to meet you where you are and invite you on a journey for us to explore together, in collaboration, what is upsetting you and holding you back.
01403 907153 View 01403 907153
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Blanca Balaguer
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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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Hannah Creedon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
I am a Queer,Irish,Integrative Counsellor with over 6 years experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I can offer a non-judgmental space for us to explore what is troubling you. I like to work relationally, meaning that we can focus on helping you work towards having healthier and happier relationships in your life. I work with people aged 18+ both 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!.
I am a Queer,Irish,Integrative Counsellor with over 6 years experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I can offer a non-judgmental space for us to explore what is troubling you. I like to work relationally, meaning that we can focus on helping you work towards having healthier and happier relationships in your life. I work with people aged 18+ both 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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Crysalis therapy clinic
Counsellor, MBACP
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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Greg Donaldson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a psychotherapist working in London and Brighton offering clients the chance to stop and get some perspective on their lives. I work creatively and relationally helping people step fully into to their experience of life. I work with a range of issues including anxiety and depression helping clients find the peace and calmness they desire.
I am a psychotherapist working in London and Brighton offering clients the chance to stop and get some perspective on their lives. I work creatively and relationally helping people step fully into to their experience of life. I work with a range of issues including anxiety and depression helping clients find the peace and calmness they desire.
01273 092969 View 01273 092969
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Anthony Louis Austin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
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.
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.
01273 036652 View 01273 036652
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Rani Sagar
Counsellor, MBACP
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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Babi Abis
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Brighton BN1
If you are dealing with symptoms of Trauma, addiction, anxiety, Depression, problems in your relationships, or maybe you just feel a bit sad, directionless, unmotivated, Psychotherapy is for you. In therapy you are held in a safe and confidential space in which you are gently facilitated to explore your feelings, make sense of your current difficulties and find clarity around dynamics in relationships with other people. Talking with a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist could really support you in making the changes and shifts that you need to overcome fears, anxiety, stuckness and all the hurdles that sometimes hurt our soul
If you are dealing with symptoms of Trauma, addiction, anxiety, Depression, problems in your relationships, or maybe you just feel a bit sad, directionless, unmotivated, Psychotherapy is for you. In therapy you are held in a safe and confidential space in which you are gently facilitated to explore your feelings, make sense of your current difficulties and find clarity around dynamics in relationships with other people. Talking with a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist could really support you in making the changes and shifts that you need to overcome fears, anxiety, stuckness and all the hurdles that sometimes hurt our soul
020 8103 3443 View 020 8103 3443
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Kate Cottingham
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighton BN2
I have experience of working with adults who feel they are in crisis with their mental health and may be experiencing depression, low mood and/or anxiety.
Thank you for looking at my profile. Perhaps you are struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. It may be that something doesn't feel right or perhaps feels confusing, even distressing. You may feel anxious or feel that your relationships with people are challenging. Talking and thinking together with a trained counsellor is the first step to start to make sense of this. I believe that everyone has the capacity to create change, and while counselling cannot remove your experiences, it can empower you to understand them better.
I have experience of working with adults who feel they are in crisis with their mental health and may be experiencing depression, low mood and/or anxiety.
Thank you for looking at my profile. Perhaps you are struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings. It may be that something doesn't feel right or perhaps feels confusing, even distressing. You may feel anxious or feel that your relationships with people are challenging. Talking and thinking together with a trained counsellor is the first step to start to make sense of this. I believe that everyone has the capacity to create change, and while counselling cannot remove your experiences, it can empower you to understand them better.
01273 092178 View 01273 092178
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Kath Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Brighton BN2
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
07714 275159 View 07714 275159
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Steve Broome
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
These include diagnosable mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, trauma responses, and substance misuse.
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.
These include diagnosable mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, trauma responses, and substance misuse.
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

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.