Welcome to Affirm Counselling
I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT to the Brighton, Hove and East Sussex area. I studied and qualified in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents College London. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the governing body for therapists in the UK. I am BUPA recognised therapist and work as a private therapist with organisations such as the Priory, CBT Clinics and Care First and BUPA. I am also an individual member of the Employees Assistant Programme who provide therapy for businesses including the NHS. I have been a professional counsellor and psychotherapist since 2005.
PLEASE NOTE I AM SORRY BUT FOR VARIOUS REASONS I AM NOT ACCEPTING PHONE ENQUIRIES FROM NEW PATIENTS FROM NOW ONWARDS TO MID SEPTEMBER 2021. THERE IS NOW A WAIT LIST. HOWEVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO GET IN TOUCH VIA THE ONLINE FORM HERE AND I CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON THIS LIST so please get in touch
About Existential Therapy And CBT
Existential therapy was introduced into Europe in 1951, it was R.D.Laing who introduced it into the UK. Existentialism asks questions such as how does the individual experience life, revealing what might be unspoken, thus we can explore values and beliefs in every aspect of life. I take an open approach to whatever is brought and am curious about what it means to be you and the themes that might arise from that. Choices can bring up anxiety and doubts which we can work with in therapy.
CBT explores your usual way of responding to situations and helps you to notice how your body reacts, and asks the question how much do you belief your thoughts. CBT looks at coping strategies to change the thoughts and associated feelings to more positive ones. What actions can you change?
People come to me for help with anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss, stress and PTSD, and counselling for addictions involving alcohol and drugs. I also work with confidence building, improving self esteem and individual relationship issues.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & Panic
Divorce and Separation
Low Self Esteem and poor Confidence
Career Counselling/Life Coaching
Money problems and Addictions
Anger Management and much more
There are many different approaches to therapy but, as I work integratively, you will find that I am proficient in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as the person centered approach and transpersonal analysis.
You can find out more about my approach by reading the How I Work page.