Brighton LGBTQ Counselling & Psychotherapy Resources
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.
List of counsellors and psychotherapists & information about different counselling approaches and issues
Free meditation podcasts to help calm, relax & shift awareness
Information, advice and local services to help people take control of their mental health.
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
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.
Trauma & Childhood Abuse
Support for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual violence
Support for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual violence
PODS - Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
A variety of self-care guides are available to download for free here, including:-
Anxiety Self-Help Guide
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
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