Philippa Patel, Counsellor/Psychotherapist Brighton/Hove
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist who has recently moved to Hove from London. I offer affordable therapy, which I approach in an integrative manner. This means that I incorporate a number of diverse psychotherapeutic methods, each of which depends on the issues that you, the client, presents. For instance, cognitive-behavioural therapy would be appropriate if you want to change particular behaviours or thoughts that are causing you distress. On the other hand, long term counselling would be more appropriate for complex, multi-layered concerns.
The duration of each session is 60 minutes and what you want to discuss is entirely up to you. You may decide that you need only a few sessions to deal with one or two concerns or you may want longer term counselling for a number of issues in your life, both past and present.
My views and ethical beliefs are as follows:
A commitment to confidentiality, safety and respect and a non-judgmental attitude are essential.
Each human being is entirely unique and can only be understood in terms of their own individuality.
We all have a capacity for self-reflection, growth and healing.
Childhood experiences have a profound effect on us as adults.
Unresolved childhood issues continue to disturb us and interfere with our effective functioning.
Counselling has the potential to change the client and the counsellor in equal measure.
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and am a registered UKCP psychotherapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
BA Honours in Psychology and Aesthetics
Certificate in Education
I have a private practice in counselling/psychotherapy.
I am also a retired college teacher. I taught Psychology and Counselling to students at many levels, which included students studying to become nurses, and in particular, psychiatric nurses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Strategies for developing confidence and self-worth.
Feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Fear of ageing, death and abandonment.
Breakdown in relationships.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£45 per hour from 10 am to 5 pm.
£50 per hour from 5 pm to 8 pm.
I am enthusiastic about keeping up-to-date and regularly attend workshops and lectures in psychotherapy/counselling and other related fields. Advances in neuroscience, for example, lend validity to the findings and key beliefs in psychotherapy and are a fascinating area of rapidly advancing scientific research.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday
Types of client