Andy Brett - Dip. Couns, Reg MBACP
Life can be challenging for a whole range of reasons and knowing when you would find it useful to talk things through with someone is a sign of emotional maturity. My work is helps people create change in their lives, whether that’s in terms of how they approach the future, feel in the present or regard their past. This might mean undertaking short term counselling or be longer, open-ended therapy.
Counselling can help you in many ways: what you achieve will depend on your needs and focus during the work. For example, I have experience using my individual approach to help others:
- Create positive, meaningful and lasting change
- Address named issues such as stress, anxiety, anger, bereavement, separation, depression or low mood, lack of motivation, eating problems, self-harming behaviours, identity & sexuality issues, relationships or work related issues
- Deal with low self-esteem or low self-worth
- Talk through unresolved experiences from the past
- Explore difficulties with communication
- Understand what’s behind a fear of change or feelings of being emotionally or psychologically disconnected
- Make sense of unexpected life experiences
- Reconcile unfulfilled hopes and expectations
I'm based out of the New Road Psychotherapy Centre in Brighton City Centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc, PG Dip. Humanistic Counselling (Gestalt Therapy)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience working with stress, anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, relationship issues, phobias, family issues, addiction(s), separation and divorce, anger management, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, emotional abuse, sex addiction, internet addiction, porn addiction, sex problems, infertility, hiv/aids, work related stress, smoking and seasonal affective disorder (sad).
I have also supported many clients with LGBT, gender and sexuality related issues and concerns.
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Introductory meetings are £25 and then any further 50 minute counselling sessions are £40 per session. I also have concessions available.
- Don't let anxiety hold you back
- Shame, shame - you know your name!
- How do I tell if I'm sad or depressed?
Arranging an introductory meeting is easy does not mean you have signed up to commit to counselling beyond this point. Meeting will enable us to get to know each other and help you decide if you would like to work with me. If the answer is yes, we would then agree a number of sessions and an initial focus for your therapy, then review how therapy is impacting on you.
If you would like some guidance about what professional standards you should expect from me as a counsellor, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP – of which I am a registered member) website provides information for the general public.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently available between 8-8 on a Monday and 8-5 Tuesday to Friday
Types of client