LGBTQ Psychotherapy & Counselling in Brighton & Hove
We all have times when we need support to face current difficulties and resolve issues from our past. LGBTQ individuals and couples often need additional support to thrive in predominantly straight and cis environments. LGBTQ affirmative counselling and psychotherapy can be profoundly transformative, enabling us to develop more creative, meaningful and fulfilling lives.
What I offer
I am a registered LGBTQ affirmative counsellor and psychotherapist, and value the huge diversity of LGBTQ experiences and identities. I offer psychotherapy and counselling in Brighton & Hove to lesbian, gay, bi, trans, non-binary and queer individuals and couples. I also offer online sessions.
Over the past eighteen years, I have supported LGBTQ people from diverse backgrounds to tackle a wide range of issues, including:-
I provide a safe, confidential space in which you can speak freely about problems that are affecting you and explore your fears, hopes and dreams.
I use a variety of therapeutic perspectives in my practice. Because people are so diverse in terms of what they want and need, I blend elements from different approaches for each person I counsel. Some people find that a few sessions are enough to help them move forward, while others find that they benefit from more time in therapy.
Counselling and psychotherapy can enable parts of us that have been denied or suppressed to find expression, so that our relationships with ourselves and other people can become richer and more authentic.
Training and Experience
I have a Graduate Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy and Relationship Therapy and an MA in Women's Studies.I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I began working as an individual and couples counsellor and psychotherapist eighteen years ago. I have managed LGBT and couples counselling services at Brighton & Hove Relate, and the counselling service at Brighton & Hove Age UK.
I have worked as a counsellor for a Brighton & Hove LGBT Counselling Project, as the Co-ordinator of Brighton & Hove's LGBT Community Forum, and as a clinical supervisor and counsellor at an employee assistance programme. Before moving to the UK from Australia, I combined private practice as an individual and couples counsellor and psychotherapist with work in women's refuges.
Free Initial Consultation
The quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant factors in the process of growth and healing, so it is important to find an LGBTQ affirmative counsellor or psychotherapist with whom you feel at ease. I offer a free introductory session so that you can see if you feel comfortable talking with me, and ask any questions you might have. I also offer new clients an initial short-term contract with a review session, so that we can assess whether the fit between us feels right.
My counselling and psychotherapy practice is in a tranquil setting close to Brighton and Sussex Universities (see map), and there is free parking on the road outside. Free initial sessions are usually available within a week, and I offer daytime and early evening appointments.
If you would like to book a session or find out more, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.