Dana CohenLGBTQ Counselling & Psychotherapy in Brighton

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"In order to make a choice, you need the power to see there is one."

- Gloria Steinem

General Links

Crisis Support

Brighton LGBTQ Counselling and Psychotherapy does not offer immediate support in a crisis. If you feel unable to keep yourself safe or you are worried about harming yourself please click here.

Counselling Directory

List of counsellors and psychotherapists & information about different counselling approaches and issues

Meditation Oasis

Free meditation podcasts to help calm, relax & shift awareness


Information, advice and local services to help people take control of their mental health.

Sussex Rainbow Counselling

LGBTQ Counselling from the comfort of your own home via video call, instant message, email or phone.

Spring to Mind

Therapy Centre in Brighton & Hove, providing hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT, helping people across Brighton & Sussex


Samaritans: 0845 790 9090

Confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Whatever you're going through, whether it's big or small, the Samaritans offer 24/7 support if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone. They offer services by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most of their branches.

MindinfoLine: 0845 766 0163

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. Information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments and advocacy. Offers details of help and support for people in their own area.

Saneline: 0845 767 8000

Practical help to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. Out of hours telephone help line. Opening hours: 12noon to 2am

LGBTQ Services

Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard


Brighton service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people who have concerns about their mental health and/or need help in accessing mental health services or other support. MindOut offers advice, information, advocacy and peer support group and runs a weekly group work service where LGBT people with mental health issues can share their experiences,problems and stories with each other in a safe, confidential space.The MindOut Service operates 9am-5pm on Monday-Thursday.

The Clare Project

Support for people wanting to explore issues around gender identity - weekly Drop In.

Domestic Abuse

LGBT+ Domestic Abuse


Support for women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse

Trauma & Childhood Abuse

Survivors Network

Support for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual violence

Mankind UK

Support for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual violence

PODS - Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors

Resources. LGBTQ Books

Recommended Reading

Self-Help Guides

A variety of self-care guides are available to download for free here, including:-

Anxiety Self-Help Guide
PTSD Self-Help
Self-Help For Stress


The Courage To Heal, Ellen Bass, Laura Davis


The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Edmund J. Bourne


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, David D. Burns

Inner Child Work

Recovery of your Inner Child, Lucia Capacchione

Parts Work

Embracing Our Selves: The Voice Dialogue Manual, Hal Stone & Sidra L. Stone


Family Ties that Bind, Ronald W. Richardson

Staying Together: From Crisis to Deeper Commitment, Susan Quilliam

Stop Arguing, Start Talking, Susan Quilliam

Trauma and Complex PTSD

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation, Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele & Otto Van Der Hart

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery, Babette Rothshchild

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker

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