Catherine Sly - specialising in stress, anxiety and relationship problems
Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or relationship problems? Are you looking for a therapeutic experience that will not just help you manage or gain relief from those difficulties, but bring you to a better understanding of yourself and a deeper feeling of satisfaction with your life?
I am an experienced integrative counsellor, offering long and short-term counselling to adults since 2013. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Therapy and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, working to their ethical guidelines.
Integrative counselling is a model which combines counselling approaches, equipping me with a variety of tools to help you untangle your feelings and work through your problems. My approach is flexible enough to meet your needs whatever you are going through, and designed to adapt to your worldview.
You might be suffering with any of the difficulties listed below, or perhaps something harder to define: a feeling that something is not quite right with your life, or difficulty dealing with or moving on from a troubled relationship, with family, a friend or partner, or a bereavement. Counselling can help you deal with whatever it is that is causing you emotional distress or leaving you feeling out of sync with your true self.
My approach places equal value on
- the impact of your early experiences on who you are today
- how you feel and what you are going through right now
- your fears, hopes, and dreams for the future
Some people are concerned about the process of therapy, what is expected of them and what it is ok for them to talk or ask about. My aim is to demystify the process so you feel able to talk freely about your experience, so I welcome questions and feedback from clients.
Others worry that going to therapy is self-indulgent, or wonder what the result will be of them spending time talking about themselves. In fact most clients find the insight they gain in therapy leaves them better able to communicate their feelings and needs. This, and seeing more clearly the changes they want to make in order to live a more fulfilling life, often has a positive impact on the client’s relationships.
I offer counselling from two locations in Brighton and Hove:
- The Brighton clinic is near the Peace Statue on the border of Brighton & Hove at BN1 2PG. It is easily accessible by various buses, or a twenty-minute walk from Brighton railway station. Paid on-street parking is available nearby.
- My Hove office is close to Hove Polyclinic at BN3 7NF. It is on the 5A bus route, near stops for the 5 or 5B buses, or a fifteen-minute walk from Aldrington railway station. There is plenty of free, unrestricted parking on the street nearby.
I offer a safe, confidential space, and a high standard of counselling care at both locations.
My usual hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am till 3pm. Occasional sessions are available outside these hours but I do not offer counselling on evenings or weekends.
An initial meeting can be a useful way for you to consider whether I might be the right counsellor for you. It is important for you to feel comfortable with your therapist as the connection between you will make all the difference as to the success of the therapy, so I offer a first meeting at a reduced fee of £30 for individuals or £40 for couples.
Life is challenging and distressing for everyone at times. Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to get some help working out a way forward.
The process of finding a counsellor can feel overwhelming, but in doing so you are taking a big step towards gaining a better understanding of yourself and living your best life. It would be a privilege for me to go with you on that journey.
Please contact me on 07428 396671 or email me using the link above if you would like to book a reduced-fee initial appointment or discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Registrations:
2017: Certificate in Working with Couples, The Link Centre.
2016: Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
2014: Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Therapy, Northbrook College.
2014: Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate, Northbrook College.
2006: BA Hons Linguistics, University of Sussex.
2016-present: Counsellor in private practice, Hove Counselling & Therapy.
2013-present: Counsellor, Rock Clinic Association, Brighton.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Initial appointment: £30
Regular counselling sessions: £45
Initial appointment: £40
Regular counselling sessions: £60
Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30am and 3pm. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange to meet.
Types of client