LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Brighton, ENG

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Sophie Barnes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Working with individuals and couples, online, I am an LGBTQ + affirmative, trauma-informed psychodynamic therapist. Therapy involves a joint inquiry into the underlying beliefs and habitual ways of being and seeing that we carry. Regular sessions provide a reflective, confidential space for self-exploration and support, in which to look together at any areas of concern to you. As we begin to make sense of troubling, confusing or conflicting feelings and experiences, it can become possible to discover greater ease, choice and fulfillment in the present.
 
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Brighton BN1
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Affirming Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Feeling overwhelmed? Like to become more self-compassionate? I’m Tahmooris (he/they) and I offer an open and empathic space to help you gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. I have experience working with LGBTQ + people, am relationship diverse and kink-affirming. I approach counselling from a trauma-informed perspective and bring an awareness of the ways in which our differences (including gender, race, sexuality) shape our lives.
 
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Brighton BN1
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Jill Deacon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I welcome members of the LGBTQ community and offer support for related issues of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
Speaking with someone for the first time about personal issues or trauma can feel really daunting. It is important to feel safe and not judged when talking about difficult things, and my aim is for us to develop a relationship where you can explore whatever it is that you need to. There is not an exhaustive list of the reasons for coming to counselling initially but one thing is sure and that is it begins with building trust and beginning to speak openly.
01273 121297 
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Brighton BN1
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Acorn Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
My specialism lies in working with issues realted to being LGBTQ .
Counselling can be an exciting and challenging journey, dealing with what's happening right now or looking at those important moments from your past. I will support you on this journey to understand yourself better, giving you the potential to grow and develop self-awareness. You and I will look at how you think, feel and behave, which can give you focus on which parts of yourself you want to develop, and which parts you can use to support the work you do. This is very important and useful on the counselling journey. You will have the space and time, to work through and develop your understanding of yourself, to feel more at ease.
01273 037780 
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Brighton BN1
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Rae Yates
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I'm Rae, an LGBTQ + Person Centred counsellor, experienced in working with people with all kinds of issues and concerns and in differing levels of distress. I work with individual adults (18+) who are gay , straight, bi, queer , trans , cis, agender, intersex and sexuality/gender questioning. I also work with people who may find it more difficult to access counselling and therapy due to Neurodiversity, people who hear voices, have unusual beliefs /experiences, people in emotional or psychological crisis, people in non-monogamous or poly relationships, activists, people labelled with PTSD, schizophrenia or a personality disorder.
020 3879 4147 
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Brighton BN1
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Paul Vigg
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
We're living through a strange and uncertain time. Know that I am available to support you and that help is available. I am a Humanistic counsellor and work with Gestalt methods - please do ask if this is unfamiliar language to you. I identify as a gay man and part of the queer , LGBTQ + and GSRD communities. I have experience working with people of a range of gender identities and sexualities (in my private work and in the past with the LGBTQ + mental health charity MindOut) and work towards an inclusive and anti-racist practice. I am a trans and nonbinary ally and a feminist. Current availability - mainly Thurs/Fri from AM to PM.
01273 121192 
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Brighton BN1
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Craig Budzik
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am part of the LGBT + community and identify as cis gay man using he/him pronouns.
I believe that human wellness is multidimensional. No singular event, element or experience of living can truly cause wellness or suffering. It’s a complex interplay between various factors which make up our experience of life. With this in mind, there can be no singular therapy and counselling service that can heal all. There can be no singular psychological approach which is capable of explaining the complexity of the human experience. This is why my approach is integrative and holistic, with a collaborative style that pulls in ideas from various models and ideologies.
 
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Creighton Counselling NI
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
My background is providing counselling to LGBTQ & questioning people in a community charity setting, and I know of the barriers people can face when trying to access help for mental health.
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I work with the person rather than with any diagnosis believing that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available and I want to help you discover what is important to you.
028 9694 3145 
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Brighton BN1
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Matthew O'Mullane
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Here are some of the areas I specialise in: LGBTQ + Identity, ADHD, and Self Worth.
Are you considering starting therapy but feeling nervous to reach out? This first step can feel scary, but I want to reassure you we go at your pace, exploring what you want, in a supportive and collaborative way. Perhaps you are feeling like you have lost your sense of purpose, or you feel like something is missing?
020 3823 6649 
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Brighton BN1
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Jules Haley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I currently offer individual and relationship/couples therapy online. I work with people with a range of experiences and issues including drug and alcohol, chronic illness, trauma and abuse, neurodiversity, gender and sexuality. You may not be sure why you are feeling drawn to counselling but something may not feel quite right now in your life. I work with people who are gay , queer , trans , bi, straight, cis, kink and sexuality/gender questioning or relationship diverse. I am experienced in working with the Trans community and partners of Trans people. I am committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, safe and confidential space.
020 3960 5056 
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Brighton BN1
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M Fok
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
As a non-binary therapist with a BAME and LGBTQIA background, I specialised in LGBTQIA -focused & life/gender transitioning counselling.
Have you ever been judged by just being who and what you are? Have you been disapproved of your sexuality, identity, gender identity, your life choices, and what and who you want to be? It is difficult to live our lives every day being questioned by our families, friends, or others. Maybe at times, even we started to ask ourselves, Am I “normal”? Am I doing the wrong thing? Should I just try to do what they want me to do, but can I? Am I passable enough or will I ever be? It feels natural to me, but why are they judging me for it? Most important of all, do I deserve to be happy by being myself and how could I ever achieve that?
 
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Dana Cohen
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
If you identify as LGBTQ , it can make a huge difference to find an LGBTQ -identified and affirmative counsellor who accepts you as you are, with warmth and understanding. I have nineteen years experience supporting lesbian , gay , bi, trans , non-binary, queer and straight adults from diverse backgrounds. I provide a safe, confidential opportunity to speak freely about problems that are affecting you and explore your fears, hopes and dreams.
01273 036050 
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Brighton BN2
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John Davis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Whilst my work has been wide-ranging, I have particular experience in working with adolescents, members of the LGBT community & people struggling with thoughts around those big existential issues such as finding meaning in life, who am I and that awareness of our own mortality.
Welcome. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who has worked in depth with both adolescents & adults dealing with a variety of issues; depression, bereavement, sexuality, anxiety, relationships and complex life issues which sometimes cause us distress in our life. For me it is important to get to know you and learn where you would like the focus of our work to be. I can offer you a safe space in which we can explore your issues and gain new perspectives on them; hopefully enabling you to move forward in life
020 3962 1276 
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Brighton BN1
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Nicola Hare dip.couns.mncs(accred)
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Hello, my specialty is in anxiety management & reduction. I also see individuals & couples over 18 with varying presenting issues from all different walks of life. This includes the LGBTQ + community, specifically parents of children who are struggling or self-harming & fall under this umbrella. I help parents of children with all mental health issues. I have worked as a volunteer bereavement counsellor at St. Wilfrids Hospice & I work with early trauma by working beyond words with the body. My psychotherapy modality is Transactional Analysis which offers a vast wealth of theory & allows me to tailor sessions to you, the individual.
01293 221825 
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Brighton BN1
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Keely Sadler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
We can look at matters such as depression, anxiety, addiction, loss, relationships, sexuality (including LGBTQ +), disability and trauma.
Are you having a tough time at the moment? Is life a little overwhelming or maybe you’re struggling to find clarity in your thoughts? I know how it can be scary and a little daunting reaching out but I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental, therapeutic space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I am able to offer you short and long term therapy. My approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are non-directive, being led by you at your pace. I offer a free 30 minute first session to see if I'm the right match for you.
01323 396087 
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Brighton BN1
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Dave Chambers
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I have received additional training, in working with clients from the Black, Asian and LGBTQ + communities, and use affirmative practice.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Manchester and offering online counselling to the UK. My approach is warm and friendly and I work with care and compassion. I offer a safe space, free from judgement, where you can be yourself and explore any issues that may be causing you confusion, discomfort or distress. You will decide what we talk about and we will always work at a pace that is comfortable for you. It is important, to me, that you feel at ease working with me, so I offer a free first session (50 minutes), so you can see how I work and decide whether you wish to continue.
01707 244854 
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Brighton BN2
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Laura Steele
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I offer contemporary ( LGBTQIA + affirmative, feminist, trauma-informed, heart-centred) Person-Centred Therapy.
Are things in your life feeling overwhelming? Perhaps you have a niggling sense of unease that you can’t ignore. Maybe you are feeling the weight of an old wound, or looking to find your way through a fresh one. Depression, feeling sad, anxiety, stress, grief, bereavement, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, spirituality, gender or sexual identity, including LGBTQIA + experiences, are just a few of the reasons that you might be seeking psychotherapy. Whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. And whatever brings you to therapy, you are welcome and deserving of the space to talk.
0117 463 0552 
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Brighton BN1
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Emma Crossland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a LGBTQ affirmative counsellor.
Are you going through a particularly difficult time at the moment? Things feeling overwhelming and stressful? Perhaps you are struggling with relationships in your life. I can offer a confidential space for you to explore how you feel and find ways to move forward. I have a relaxed approach, we may be touching on some difficult and painful topics at times but there will also be room for humour in our sessions. I offer individual sessions, relationship counselling and supervision to counsellors. Do email me if you would like to ask me any questions or book a session.
01273 092883 
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Brighton BN1
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Lou Tindall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling can be an insightful tool into our behaviours, thoughts and feelings. It helps us to understand and move forward. My approach is built on the belief that we all have the ability to change and overcome the things that are making us unhappy. As well as private practice, I have worked in the education and charity sector, for organisations such as RISE and Walk Tall. I particularly enjoy working with individuals that feel anxious, low in self-esteem and with people who identify as LGBTQ +.
01273 092352 
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Brighton BN1
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Dr Stuart Stevenson
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
I am committed to diversity and i am senstive and experienced working with many sections of the community including LGBTQ and those impacted by racism and structural oppression.
I am an experienced and grounded psychoanalytic psychotherapist, group analyst and clinical supervisor with over 18 years experience. I work on zoom and face to face. Beginning psychotherapy is an important undertaking and during the initial consultation I can assist you in deciding if this is for you. In my work I recognise the strengths that have enabled people to reach a point in their lives where they can use psychotherapy indiviudally or in a group. Such strengths are identified during our work together and built upon as a part of the psychotherapeutic process . I aim to respond promptly to new enquiries with 24 hours,
020 4538 0752 
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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Brighton. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.