Ben Middleton MBACP
Brighton Consulting Rooms
18A Clermont Road
Are you having a difficult time at the moment?
If I can help you, I'd like to. The biggest difference between counselling that works, and that which doesn't, is the strength of the relationship between you and your counsellor. So please, take a look at my website and contact me with any questions you might have. I hope you find the right counsellor for what you need to achieve.
I am a fully qualified, insured and registered integrative counsellor. What that means is, I:
- start with you as an individual; a whole person, not a set of problems or symptoms
- work with you to help clarify what you want to get from counselling and to find the right path to achieving this
- work in a way that suits you and the issues you face
- work in a non-judgemental way and offer a safe space in which we can meet.
I work with a wide range of areas including addictions, anxiety, self confidence, low self esteem, relationship issues, family issues, panic and depression.
I work near Preston Park station in a consulting room with good access. I offer both short and longer term counselling. For those with mobility problems, I can provide home visits.
What happens in the first session?
Our first session is about finding out if I am the right therapist for you and discussing what you hope to get from our work. You will be able to ask any questions you have, we'll talk about what has brought you to therapy and I'll take you through some of the practicalities. Although we'll start thinking about the issues you are facing, there will be no obligation on you to continue working with me after that session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy (Northbrook College)
Transactional Analysis 101
Substance Misuse Counselling (CRI)
A wide range of ongoing professional development including - Body Dialogue and Process Work; Working at Relational Depth; Psychiatric Diagnosis
I work with Mankind, counselling male survivors of abuse.
I have previously been a substance misuse and addiction counsellor with CRI, a counsellor with PossAbility People (a Brighton based disabled people's organisation) and also a counsellor in a secondary school. I regularly provide training for new volunteers with a charity offering emotional support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Initial session £20
Some lower cost (£30) places available for trainee counsellors and the unwaged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Mondays, Fridays and Saturday mornings
Types of client