Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in Brighton

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Juan Du
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Hello! Thank you for reading this statement. My name is Juan, and I am an award-winning bilingual English and Chinese speaking psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. I work in a down-to-earth and solution-focused way. I take pride in my work and see its positive impact on clients’ lives. I feel privileged to support them and witness their personal growth。 您好! 我是一名定居在英国的华人专业心理治疗师和意念老师,有着丰富的重症和复杂案例合作的临床经验。 期待与你合作,一起走向一个心理更健康,更充实的人生旅程。
Hello! Thank you for reading this statement. My name is Juan, and I am an award-winning bilingual English and Chinese speaking psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. I work in a down-to-earth and solution-focused way. I take pride in my work and see its positive impact on clients’ lives. I feel privileged to support them and witness their personal growth。 您好! 我是一名定居在英国的华人专业心理治疗师和意念老师,有着丰富的重症和复杂案例合作的临床经验。 期待与你合作,一起走向一个心理更健康,更充实的人生旅程。
07538 786249 View 07538 786249
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Terry Georgiou
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
My main approaches are Experiential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as the Mindfulness approach.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, and have worked for over 15 years as a therapist, including in the NHS, the charity sector and in private practice. I feel privileged to share in my clients’ life journeys and to support them in a flexible way. This often involves a combination of the main therapeutic approaches and an emphasis on experiential work, and the use of art and creativity. I can help you with a wide range of issues including low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, disability, relationship issues, identity issues, family problems and difficulties you may be facing in moving forward in life.
My main approaches are Experiential, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as the Mindfulness approach.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, and have worked for over 15 years as a therapist, including in the NHS, the charity sector and in private practice. I feel privileged to share in my clients’ life journeys and to support them in a flexible way. This often involves a combination of the main therapeutic approaches and an emphasis on experiential work, and the use of art and creativity. I can help you with a wide range of issues including low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, disability, relationship issues, identity issues, family problems and difficulties you may be facing in moving forward in life.
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Dr Sophie Ann Bafunno-Clifton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I also believe joy, fun and laughter to be fantastic remedies for distress, encouraging those I work with to inject this back into their lives! As a practising Buddhist, I also enjoys drawing on relaxation, meditation, imagery and mindfulness techniques in therapy, where appropriate.
I have worked alongside people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, workplace stress, attachment and relationship difficulties. I take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing on multiple psychological theories (e.g. CBT, ACT, CFT, CAT, psycho-dynamic approaches) to build an individualised and holistic approach, empowering each individual to embark on recovery and achieve their therapeutic goals.
I also believe joy, fun and laughter to be fantastic remedies for distress, encouraging those I work with to inject this back into their lives! As a practising Buddhist, I also enjoys drawing on relaxation, meditation, imagery and mindfulness techniques in therapy, where appropriate.
I have worked alongside people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, workplace stress, attachment and relationship difficulties. I take an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing on multiple psychological theories (e.g. CBT, ACT, CFT, CAT, psycho-dynamic approaches) to build an individualised and holistic approach, empowering each individual to embark on recovery and achieve their therapeutic goals.
01273 092145 View 01273 092145
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Netti Buswell Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I have also trained in Mindfulness and offer Mindful Relaxation Sessions.
I offer long or short-term integrative therapy. My work is based on developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients. My core training is rooted in using a person-centred approach, where the use of empathy and developing rapport is essential for a successful outcome as it enables you to work through your issues at your own pace.
I have also trained in Mindfulness and offer Mindful Relaxation Sessions.
I offer long or short-term integrative therapy. My work is based on developing a therapeutic relationship with my clients. My core training is rooted in using a person-centred approach, where the use of empathy and developing rapport is essential for a successful outcome as it enables you to work through your issues at your own pace.
01273 037850 View 01273 037850
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CBT Online Claire Simmons
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I also like to give space for a holistic approach, using person-centred techniques, and I often also incorporate Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed elements in my therapeutic approach.
I offer a safe and collaborative space to explore with you the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that you experience with your issue. Together we will develop an understanding of how these affect you, and what keeps them going. We will work to develop and practice a 'toolkit' of techniques that you can continue to use, to encourage more healthy ways of thinking and responding, to gain better control and emotional balance to reach your therapy goal. I can work with you on issues such as general anxiety, feeling 'stuck', depression, low confidence and self esteem, and social anxiety.
I also like to give space for a holistic approach, using person-centred techniques, and I often also incorporate Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed elements in my therapeutic approach.
I offer a safe and collaborative space to explore with you the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that you experience with your issue. Together we will develop an understanding of how these affect you, and what keeps them going. We will work to develop and practice a 'toolkit' of techniques that you can continue to use, to encourage more healthy ways of thinking and responding, to gain better control and emotional balance to reach your therapy goal. I can work with you on issues such as general anxiety, feeling 'stuck', depression, low confidence and self esteem, and social anxiety.
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Barbara Elizabeth Hann
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
I also have training in other areas such as coaching, CBT, creative therapy, and mindfulness.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
I also have training in other areas such as coaching, CBT, creative therapy, and mindfulness.
You may be a woman who is struggling with depression, relationship problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, or simply a sense of emptiness. You may feel trapped in, or emerging from, an abusive relationship. You may have experienced a loss recently- death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, even ageing poses its own special challenges. I specialise in working with women in particular, including LGBGT clients, by telephone, video link, and online. I am able to be flexible in the way I work, and combine different methods to suit my clients. Working by telephone or online can be very helpful to clients who are unable to travel.
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Beri Cohn
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I am certified in CBT, EMDR, ACT and Mindfulness .
No one needs to suffer alone, and in fact, I like to think that no one needs to suffer at all. I have dedicated most of my adult life, helping people with their mental health, as a nurse, a social worker and as a psychologist. I have over 40 years experience in the Mental Health field, 16 of which have been with the NHS as a Senior Psychologist. I help all age groups using on-line therapy. My clients have varied needs and I offer an individual plan of treatment for each person depending upon their specific needs and goals. I also have a special interest in working with LGBTQ+ clients
I am certified in CBT, EMDR, ACT and Mindfulness .
No one needs to suffer alone, and in fact, I like to think that no one needs to suffer at all. I have dedicated most of my adult life, helping people with their mental health, as a nurse, a social worker and as a psychologist. I have over 40 years experience in the Mental Health field, 16 of which have been with the NHS as a Senior Psychologist. I help all age groups using on-line therapy. My clients have varied needs and I offer an individual plan of treatment for each person depending upon their specific needs and goals. I also have a special interest in working with LGBTQ+ clients
01323 409736 View 01323 409736
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Sally Hill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I draw on a broad range of models in my therapeutic work including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based therapies and more holistic approaches that look at how to support the nervous system.
My main focus is always on creating a safe therapeutic relationship where we can think creatively together about the difficulties you might be facing. I particularly enjoy working with neurodivergent young people and adults, exploring together how they experience the world. I work predominantly from a trauma-informed perspective and a lot of my work with neurodivergent families focusses on the parent-child relationship.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I draw on a broad range of models in my therapeutic work including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, CBT, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based therapies and more holistic approaches that look at how to support the nervous system.
My main focus is always on creating a safe therapeutic relationship where we can think creatively together about the difficulties you might be facing. I particularly enjoy working with neurodivergent young people and adults, exploring together how they experience the world. I work predominantly from a trauma-informed perspective and a lot of my work with neurodivergent families focusses on the parent-child relationship.
01273 092392 View 01273 092392
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Dr John Burns
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am also influenced by ideas from Internal Family Systems, Compassion Focussed Therapy, ACT, and Mindfulness.
I am a warm and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, Health and Care Professions Council, and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
 I have over 15 years experience in the NHS and have worked in various positions and different contexts, working with adults and young people. My most recent post was as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working across three prisons in Surrey. I have extensive experience of providing psychological therapy, draw on the latest evidence, and tailor the therapy to your current needs and presenting difficulties.
I am also influenced by ideas from Internal Family Systems, Compassion Focussed Therapy, ACT, and Mindfulness.
I am a warm and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, Health and Care Professions Council, and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
 I have over 15 years experience in the NHS and have worked in various positions and different contexts, working with adults and young people. My most recent post was as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working across three prisons in Surrey. I have extensive experience of providing psychological therapy, draw on the latest evidence, and tailor the therapy to your current needs and presenting difficulties.
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Shahna Thurston Bsc
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I also draw on other modalities and offer psychosocial support, psychoeducation and mindfulness techniques.
I am a person-centred experiential counsellor in Eastbourne, with a deep respect for the difficulty journey that people often travel in life. I also work as a Social Prescriber and Recovery Worker in the NHS and have a huge passion for working with people struggling with addictive behaviours, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, isolation and loneliness, bereavement, trauma and PTSD. Whether you are seeking support for personal growth, mental health and emotional challenges, addiction recovery or trauma, I am here to accompany you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery and a more fulfilling life.
I also draw on other modalities and offer psychosocial support, psychoeducation and mindfulness techniques.
I am a person-centred experiential counsellor in Eastbourne, with a deep respect for the difficulty journey that people often travel in life. I also work as a Social Prescriber and Recovery Worker in the NHS and have a huge passion for working with people struggling with addictive behaviours, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, isolation and loneliness, bereavement, trauma and PTSD. Whether you are seeking support for personal growth, mental health and emotional challenges, addiction recovery or trauma, I am here to accompany you on your journey towards healing, self-discovery and a more fulfilling life.
01323 921086 View 01323 921086
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Jenny Brown
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
In addition to a CBT, person-centered and art therapy approach, I also use mindfulness, creative visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, & other relaxation tools.
In a relaxed environment and using a warm, collaborative approach, I help clients who seek relief from issues such as anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, specific phobias, low self-esteem, grief and loss (including pet loss), and chronic conditions. Be encouraged that my counselling environment is a place where you will be heard, understood, encouraged, and accepted just as you are. Anxiety and life events can bring about major stresses. I offer you a safe place to offload and the support you need to take charge of your life again.
In addition to a CBT, person-centered and art therapy approach, I also use mindfulness, creative visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, & other relaxation tools.
In a relaxed environment and using a warm, collaborative approach, I help clients who seek relief from issues such as anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, depression, specific phobias, low self-esteem, grief and loss (including pet loss), and chronic conditions. Be encouraged that my counselling environment is a place where you will be heard, understood, encouraged, and accepted just as you are. Anxiety and life events can bring about major stresses. I offer you a safe place to offload and the support you need to take charge of your life again.
07380 329164 View 07380 329164
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Dr Michael Eisen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stressed, low, or unsure about your direction in life, then perhaps I can help. My approach is rooted in mindfulness, but as a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapies, and so can weave them together to produce the right therapy for you. Using mindfulness-based therapy you can learn to step back from your thoughts, stop struggling with your feelings, and live the life you want. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, so you can make sure that I am the right person to work with.
If you are feeling stressed, low, or unsure about your direction in life, then perhaps I can help. My approach is rooted in mindfulness, but as a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapies, and so can weave them together to produce the right therapy for you. Using mindfulness-based therapy you can learn to step back from your thoughts, stop struggling with your feelings, and live the life you want. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, so you can make sure that I am the right person to work with.
020 4538 5013 View 020 4538 5013
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Sarah Pratap
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I work in the NHS and privately with adults and am trained in delivering and integrating a wide range of evidence-based specialist therapy models including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including trauma, abuse, difficulties in relationships, self-harm, depression and anxiety. You may be quite clear about what your difficulties are and what help you would like or just feel unhappy and have a sense that your life is not going quite as you had hoped. I can work with you to think about why difficulties have arisen and how you can make changes in the here and now to help your life move forward.
I work in the NHS and privately with adults and am trained in delivering and integrating a wide range of evidence-based specialist therapy models including Cognitive Analytic Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including trauma, abuse, difficulties in relationships, self-harm, depression and anxiety. You may be quite clear about what your difficulties are and what help you would like or just feel unhappy and have a sense that your life is not going quite as you had hoped. I can work with you to think about why difficulties have arisen and how you can make changes in the here and now to help your life move forward.
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Photo of Dr Michael Eisen, Psychologist in Brighton, England
Dr Michael Eisen
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
If you are feeling stressed, low, or unsure about your direction in life, then perhaps I can help. My approach is rooted in mindfulness, but as a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapies, and so can weave them together to produce the right therapy for you. Using mindfulness-based therapy you can learn to step back from your thoughts, stop struggling with your feelings, and live the life you want. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, so you can make sure that I am the right person to work with.
If you are feeling stressed, low, or unsure about your direction in life, then perhaps I can help. My approach is rooted in mindfulness, but as a Clinical Psychologist I am trained in a range of therapies, and so can weave them together to produce the right therapy for you. Using mindfulness-based therapy you can learn to step back from your thoughts, stop struggling with your feelings, and live the life you want. I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation, so you can make sure that I am the right person to work with.
020 3667 9865 View 020 3667 9865
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Phoenix Therapy Practice
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
We are a not for profit therapy service offering free initial consultations where we think with you in depth about your difficulties and your needs. This is followed, if you wish it, by referral to one of our 40 counsellors and therapists. We provide a range of services for those with mild, moderate and severe difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship difficulties, early trauma, self harm, gender issues, domestic violence, unresolved grief and personality disorder. We offer individual counselling, psychotherapy and couples therapy. We see adults and children. 8 week Mindfulness Course starting January.
We are a not for profit therapy service offering free initial consultations where we think with you in depth about your difficulties and your needs. This is followed, if you wish it, by referral to one of our 40 counsellors and therapists. We provide a range of services for those with mild, moderate and severe difficulties including depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship difficulties, early trauma, self harm, gender issues, domestic violence, unresolved grief and personality disorder. We offer individual counselling, psychotherapy and couples therapy. We see adults and children. 8 week Mindfulness Course starting January.
01273 034691 View 01273 034691
Photo of Laurence Baretto de Souza, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Laurence Baretto de Souza
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
CBT tools, Mindfulness, Gestalt and humour to facilitate changes.
We all go through some difficulties in life. Asking for help can be difficult , finding the right support can be even more of a challenge. As an Integrative Therapist, I use different modalities to fit my clients' needs, learning curves and communications styles, personalities and states of mind. I also adapt to fit my clients' physical health, integrating body and mind work within the process of change. I believe we can all benefit from the therapeutic relationship. it can be helpful when dealing with difficulties and as a boost to reach our full potential. I can also be a place and time to manage mental hygiene and general health.
CBT tools, Mindfulness, Gestalt and humour to facilitate changes.
We all go through some difficulties in life. Asking for help can be difficult , finding the right support can be even more of a challenge. As an Integrative Therapist, I use different modalities to fit my clients' needs, learning curves and communications styles, personalities and states of mind. I also adapt to fit my clients' physical health, integrating body and mind work within the process of change. I believe we can all benefit from the therapeutic relationship. it can be helpful when dealing with difficulties and as a boost to reach our full potential. I can also be a place and time to manage mental hygiene and general health.
07481 337236 View 07481 337236
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Charity Northan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
What makes my approach unique is the combination of evidence-based techniques such as trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness, cognitive strategies, DBT, and CBT skills, intertwined with the strength of life coaching and faith.
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.
What makes my approach unique is the combination of evidence-based techniques such as trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness, cognitive strategies, DBT, and CBT skills, intertwined with the strength of life coaching and faith.
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
Photo of Tanya Levene, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Tanya Levene
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I offer you time for reflection, connection & freedom using language, imagery, mindfulness, metaphors, sand tray & other forms of creativity & self-expression.
Hi I'm Tanya (they/she). I am an experienced integrative Counsellor, Therapist & Supervisor. I work interactively, spiritually & creatively with adults, young people, couples & groups. I'm a warm, open minded person with a good sense of humour. I offer a confidential, respectful, safe space to create an empowering therapeutic relationship where you can explore, question, challenge & break free from self-imposed constraints & beliefs such as fear, lack of self-confidence & anxiety to find the authentic you. I offer short or long term therapy and sessions are 50mins either face 2 face, telephone or online.
I offer you time for reflection, connection & freedom using language, imagery, mindfulness, metaphors, sand tray & other forms of creativity & self-expression.
Hi I'm Tanya (they/she). I am an experienced integrative Counsellor, Therapist & Supervisor. I work interactively, spiritually & creatively with adults, young people, couples & groups. I'm a warm, open minded person with a good sense of humour. I offer a confidential, respectful, safe space to create an empowering therapeutic relationship where you can explore, question, challenge & break free from self-imposed constraints & beliefs such as fear, lack of self-confidence & anxiety to find the authentic you. I offer short or long term therapy and sessions are 50mins either face 2 face, telephone or online.
01273 092931 View 01273 092931
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Dr Fatoumata Jatta (Online Therapy)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
My approach is evidence-based, consisting primarily of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, complemented by Systemic therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and attachment-based approaches such as Schema Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Seeking support can be a challenging step to take. I am here to help. As a chartered clinical psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, I am trained to provide individuals, couples, and groups with evidence-based psychological treatments for a range of difficulties that can affect general well-being and quality of life. You may struggle with low mood and anxiety, and may be affected by issues such as relationship problems, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, trauma, sexual problems, or substance misuse. It is also common to experience a number of issues at once, making problems seem insurmountable.
My approach is evidence-based, consisting primarily of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, complemented by Systemic therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and attachment-based approaches such as Schema Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Seeking support can be a challenging step to take. I am here to help. As a chartered clinical psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, I am trained to provide individuals, couples, and groups with evidence-based psychological treatments for a range of difficulties that can affect general well-being and quality of life. You may struggle with low mood and anxiety, and may be affected by issues such as relationship problems, low self-esteem, loss and bereavement, trauma, sexual problems, or substance misuse. It is also common to experience a number of issues at once, making problems seem insurmountable.
020 3962 1167 View 020 3962 1167
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Lorna Ely
MA
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
I am trained in Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy.
Life's ebbs and flows can bring up a mixture of emotions, experiences and sensations. Sometimes we know what is going on and our coping strategies work well. And sometimes we feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed with no clear path in front of us. I offer a compassionate and respectful space where we can work together to explore where you find yourself in life right now, identify the patterns that you might want to shift, bring some attention and care to the issues that are important to you, and identify the goals you'd like to reach at the pace that feels right for you.
I am trained in Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy.
Life's ebbs and flows can bring up a mixture of emotions, experiences and sensations. Sometimes we know what is going on and our coping strategies work well. And sometimes we feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed with no clear path in front of us. I offer a compassionate and respectful space where we can work together to explore where you find yourself in life right now, identify the patterns that you might want to shift, bring some attention and care to the issues that are important to you, and identify the goals you'd like to reach at the pace that feels right for you.
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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.