Chris Molyneux (BACP Senior Accredited)

Chris Molyneux (BACP Senior Accredited)

About Balance
14 East Street
East Sussex

Hove Therapy Rooms
69 Church Road
East Sussex

07745 675946

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About Balance
14 East Street
East Sussex

Hove Therapy Rooms
69 Church Road
East Sussex

07745 675946

About me

Having worked as a Counsellor for a number of years, I really believe in both the changes that Counselling can make to our lives, as well as the potential and ability that we all have within ourselves for growth and change.

Being able to talk openly to someone else in a confidential and accepting setting can be helpful in itself. It can also help in gaining understanding, working through difficulties you are facing and helping you to make the changes you wish.

As a Counsellor, I aim to offer an accepting, understanding and genuine relationship as I believe that these are the best conditions to help you explore your situation and begin to make the changes that you wish.

  • Morning, Afternoon and Evening Appointments
  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
  • Experienced Individual Counsellor
  • Easily accessible location in a quiet and pleasureable spot
  • Comfortable and Private rooms
  • A professional and friendly service
  • £45 per session
  • Discounts for Students

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor. I work as a person-centred Counsellor which means that I believe in the resources and capacity that you have in yourself to overcome your difficulties. I believe that you are the true expert on yourself and that only you have the answers that you need. Sometimes we just need a helping hand to uncover these and this is what I aim to do through offering you an open, accepting and understanding place to talk about your difficulties.

I always aim to offer the best service to each and every client and work hard at keeping my practice at a very high standard.

I have recently moved to Brighton and I am currently working as a Counsellor, Supervisor and Tutor. As well as having a private practice before I moved for over 6 years, I have also worked in the NHS, colleges, universities, charities and for large organisations and businesses. These roles have varied from
individual and group counselling, teaching, supervision (group and individual) and group facilitation.

I feel that my varying roles as a Counsellor has given me great learning and experience working with a wide range of issues and ages. I have had experience of working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with some of the following issues:

Panic Attacks
Work Related Issues
Relationship Issues
Low Self-esteem
Low Confidence
Family Related Issues
General Unhappiness
Personal Development


BACP Senior Accreditation (MBACP senior Accred.) - The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) website describe this as "Senior Accreditation shows current and potential clients, employers and colleagues that you are an experienced, mature and accomplished practitioner in your specialism and that you have continued to reflect and develop since your initial accreditation as a counsellor/psychotherapist."

Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision - Every Counsellor in the U.K. has to have Supervision every month. This qualification means that I am able to deliver Supervision to Counsellors and other helping professions. Supervision is usually used to discuss areas that will enable us to work better with our clients and improve our overall effectiveness.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling - A diploma is usually the final qualification that a trainee Counsellor has to achieve to be able to practice as a professional and qualified Counsellor. This usually takes at least 2 years to complete.

Degree in Philosophy and Theology (BA) - Although not a direct Counselling qualification, it feels highly relevant to the work due to areas such as Spirituality, Existentialism, Self, Religion, Logic, Society, Morality, Epistemology etc.

Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy
- This course, over 5 weekends, was used to explore, understand and use expressive arts therapy both on a personal level and for our own therapeutic practice. There was many different media used for this including pastels, writing, movement, clay, collage etc. all to help us use different methods to express ourselves. It has been described as 'A playful way to awaken personal growth and creativity.'

Certificate in Online Counselling - This certificate was used for learning and practice of using online techniques to deliver Counselling. These including telephone Counselling, video chat, instant messaging and email. Often people are unable to attend face-to-face or would prefer not to and so this course prepares the practitioner to work well with online methods of Counselling.

Child Protection Awareness - This is a course to further enhance the understanding of child protection. It covers different areas and types of child protection as well as the recommended action to follow under each circumstance.

Levels 1 and 2 in Counselling Skills - These two levels are required to eventually enrol on a Counselling Diploma. They usually take 1.5 years to complete in total.

Levels 1 and 2 CAF - These courses are used to help understanding and use of the Common Assessment Framework.


"Chris was excellent. He made me feel I had valid reasons to have the problems I was having and helped me to sort out my emotions and deal with them myself. A brilliant listener, very astute and empathic."

"I have appreciated the patience and support offered by Chris. I feel so much better!"

"I expected some solution based communication, but found the solutions are within yourself."

"Many thanks to Chris for giving me my life back!"

"Chris has helped me believe in myself again...I have gained so much confidence!"

"Chris has a very caring and professional manner. I can't thank him enough for all the help and understanding."

"Talking about things to somebody detached from the situation was really useful."

"Thank you for helping me in a time where I was lost and for making me feel like my problems were worth being listened to."

"Chris was very kind and patient, non-judgemental and supportive."

"Counselling has helped me more than I can ever say. Thank you so much for helping me find the light on my journey."

"I regained my self respect and confidence."

"I found Chris very easy to talk to."

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


I charge £45 per session. Each session will last 50 minutes.

The amount of sessions and the content of the time together is completely your choice.

Booking an initial session of Counselling can often help in your decision about whether Counselling is right for you. There is no pressure or obligation to continue after this initial session

Further information

If you have any comments or queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch using the details at the top of this page. I do understand that for some Counselling can be a big step and I will be more than happy to help in any way that I can in your decision about Counselling or to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this page and I hope you have found what you are looking for.

Take care in the meantime!

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 1HP
Hove, BN3 2BB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I currently offer appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 8am - 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I believe that Supervision is about offering an environment to enable, support and share to help you offer the best possible experience for your clients.

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