Simon Arthur-Smith, MBACP (Accred)

Simon Arthur-Smith, MBACP (Accred)

1 Wilbury Avenue
Hove
BN3 6HR

07500 150730

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1 Wilbury Avenue
Hove
BN3 6HR

07500 150730

About me

I am committed to providing effective and focused counselling in a safe, confidential & totally non-judgemental environment. I offer a FREE initial consultation, so that you can meet me and decide, without obligation, whether I am the right counsellor for you.

I work one-to-one with individuals either for an agreed time period or on an open-ended basis, with the aim of enabling you to improve your quality of life, so that you get more from life and feel more satisfied.

I have practice rooms in Hove, very close to Hove railway station (Wilbury Avenue).

On-street parking is generally readily available: free on-street parking is available five-minutes walk from my Hove practice, whilst Pay & Display bays are numerous in the immediate vicinity of the practice. The practice location is well-served by public transport.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling awarded by the University of Brighton. This diploma is formally accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I also hold a Certificate in Duo-Counselling (an Integrative model of counselling couples & families, where the counsellor works either as an individual therapist, or works together with a colleague as a 'duo').

Additionally, I have also undergone formal training in drug and alcohol dependency counselling from a recognised organisation specialising in work in this field.

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am experienced in working with people with low self-esteem (low self-confidence), depression, anxiety, relationship issues (including those raised by infidelity, separations and divorce), drug addiction, issues arising from bereavement, and issues relating to sexuality/gender identity.

In addition to my counselling qualifications and experience, I have a Masters degree in Business Administration (City University Business School, London) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Oxford, and worked in the advertising and insurance industries before becoming a counsellor in my thirties (I am now 49 years-old).

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Fees

Counselling sessions held on weekdays cost £40. Sessions on Saturdays (between 9am and 1pm) cost £45 (or £42.50 if six or more sessions are pre-paid in advance).

Sessions last for one hour - this is 15% longer than the sessions many counsellors offer (typically others' sessions are 50-minutes in duration) - meaning that five sessions with me is equivalent to six sessions with many other counsellors. This makes the sessions I offer more cost effective and time effective for you.

I will consider sessions of longer than one hour if that is your wish.

Further information

My counselling approach is strongly informed by the humanistic school of psychotherapy pioneered by Carl Rogers (1902-1987). In essence, the Rogerian "person-centred" psychotherapeutic approach is that you, the counselling client, have all the answers to the problems in your life within you and that these answers can be unlocked by you with the help of an effective counsellor who really listens and who is empathic, real and totally non-judgemental.

I am experienced in working with people with low self-esteem (low self-confidence), depression, anxiety, relationship issues (including those raised by infidelity, separations and divorce), drug addiction, issues arising from bereavement, and issues relating to sexuality/gender identity.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 6HR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French
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