Face-to-Face Counselling in Brighton and Online for adult individuals. Fully Qualified, Experienced, BACP Registered.

Practice Hours:
Mon – Fri 09:00 – 18:00 | Sat & Sun: Closed

About Me

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their code of
ethics.

My practice is LGBTQI+ affirmative.

I offer a safe, confidential space to individual clients aged 18+.

I trained and qualified to diploma level as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with Cara Counselling in Worthing, West Sussex. Further to that, my rich experience of diverse client work inspired me to study for a BA (Hons) degree in Humanistic Counselling at Chichester University. I am passionate about providing a solid, reliable and creative service to all my clients, and never cease to be humbled and inspired by those I work with and their individual life stories.

My approach is Integrative, non-judgmental and collaborative: we agree to find a way of working together that suits your individual personality and needs. Predominantly, I draw on the theories of Carl Rogers (Person-Centred Therapy), Carl Jung (Analytic Psychology) and Eugene Gendlin (Focusing) in order to build trust in our relationship and then sensitively draw attention to unconscious processes and bodily sensations to promote awareness towards personal wellness. I may suggest incorporating active practices in session, for those interested, such as mindfulness or use of a sand-tray.

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How can counselling help?

Counselling is a supportive talking therapy, focussing on nurturing the client’s unique sense of self to promote increased emotional and mental wellbeing.

You may be experiencing difficult life circumstances, relationship problems, feeling stuck in old patterns, struggling after a traumatic event, wanting to cope better with everyday stresses, or hoping to understand yourself better at a deep level. Perhaps you don’t yet know fully why you are considering counselling, and would like to explore this further with a kind and trusted professional. You are welcome here.

The counselling process offers you a way forward through personal growth and self-awareness. The counselling relationship provides a safe, confidential space in which you can unburden yourself and explore your emotional needs. Here, you will be respected as an individual, accepted without judgement, and encouraged as you move towards your personal goals in therapy.

There are many different theories behind and approaches to counselling. At our initial consultation I will discuss with you how I can tailor my approach to meet your needs and best help you feel comfortable to begin the process of change with me.

Client Issues

I have experience working with the following specific issues / experiences, but the list is not exhaustive, so please feel free to contact me and enquire if you do not see your experience below:

Anxiety, Abuse, Anger management issues, Addiction, Bereavement and loss, Body dysmorphia, Compulsive Behaviours, Culture shock, Confidence, Depression, Drug and alcohol dependency, Eating disorders, Existential crisis, Fibromyalgia, Issues relating to gender identity, Lack of meaning, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Narcissistic Abuse, Porn addiction, Post-Traumatic Stress, Problems at work, Rape and sexual abuse, Relationship / marriage issues, Religious / spiritual crisis, Self-harm, Sexual problems, Sexual identity issues, Shame, Stress.

Fees & Availability

Initial consultation for individuals aged 18+: £50 per 50 mins

Weekly appointment fee: £50 per 50mins

Appointments take place at the same time each week, either online via Zoom, or face-to-face at:

New Road Psychotherapy Centre
28 New Road
Brighton
BN1 1UG

Please contact me via the website contact form for further enquiries / to book an initial appointment, stating when you are available, and I will get back to you shortly.

Clients Testimonials

“After a long period of being unable to work due to my anxiety, you helped me find the strength and confidence to get out into the world again.”

“Even though it was hard at times, I felt you were always there with me on my road to recovery.”

“Rachel showed me that I am worth listening to. She was patient and kind to me when I was too sad to speak about the loss of my beloved dad and she was a constant presence I could rely on when the rest of my family were too busy in their own grief to share in mine with me. I would recommend her to anyone who is suffering the pain of loss or loneliness.”

“I never imagined there would be times in therapy where we would laugh together.”

“As a man in my forties I felt a bit silly drawing pictures in the sand-tray at first, but with your encouragement, I kept going. Eventually, I realised that what I was drawing represented the things I found too difficult to speak about. Once my story was there in front of me I felt I had given myself permission to let go of the shame that was holding me back in my life. It is an ongoing process but things are getting easier. Thank you.”