Frieda Reeves MBACP, UKCP (Reg) & M.A. (Psych)

Frieda Reeves MBACP, UKCP (Reg) & M.A. (Psych)

East Sussex

07709 263661

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East Sussex

07709 263661

About me

I provide a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment in which to explore the issues that are troubling you. As an experienced practitioner, I have worked with a wide range of issues that include addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, loss of meaning, loss, bereavement, eating disorders, abuse, childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, sexual issues, bullying, low self-esteem, low self-confidence and work related issues.

How I work

My role as an existential therapist is to work with you towards acquiring a better understanding of yourself as well as working towards the fulfillment of any goals borne out of that understanding. Once you have had the opportunity to think about and identify what it is that matters most to you and which stance towards your life makes it meaningful to you, you will be able to live a better life.

Treating each person as an individual and preserving their autonomy is central to the way I work. I will listen very carefully to your story and what it means to you as an individual and not impose a set of categories often used to treat such conditions as, for example, depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem etc. I will work with you as an individual towards exploring your feelings, beliefs and values so that you may understand what really matters to you. I will also work with you to explore how you relate to other people, for example, your partner, family, friends and people at work and how your relations with them may be improved. Your values and beliefs may differ from theirs so that we could  then explore how best to live with those differences.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy on a one to one basis.

I work with clients on a short-term (12 sessions) as well as long-term (1 year+) basis.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to ask me any questions or to arrange an initial consultation.

My practice is in Kemptown, Brighton and is easily accessible by buses numbers 12, 12A, 14, 27 which stop directly outside my address. There is also pay by meter parking  for cars very close by.

Training, qualifications & experience


M.A in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post-Graduate Diploma in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Foundation Certificate in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
B.A in Philosophy


I hold accreditation and registration with the UKCP - The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy.
I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the UKCP.
My work is professionally and regularly supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor.
I am also a registered member of the BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA) and the UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association).


I have worked extensively within the NHS as a psychotherapist. Before moving to Brighton, I worked from my own private practice in Marylebone, London for many years.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fees are £45.00 per session and last 50 minutes for an individual.

Further information

Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy

Existential psychotherapy is based on the understanding that each person is responsible and therefore free to create their own life and has the freedom to choose how to respond to situations in life, whilst also taking into account that there are certain life givens that we have to live with, for example, that of having a mental or physical condition, and, of course, that of being born and therefore “thrown” into a world with certain people and a given culture and that as finite beings one day we will die.

If you are interested in reading a more detailed description of the approach then please refer to The Society for Existential Analysis website:-

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

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