CLIVE ROSSINGTON

CLIVE ROSSINGTON

Brighton
East Sussex
BN1

07881926453

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Brighton
East Sussex
BN1

07881926453

About me

As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that people want to be happy and fulfilled in life. We can plan for the future, but life isn’t always plain sailing, and can bring unexpected challenges. You may be dealing with issues that have recently occurred, or ones that you have been putting up with for a long time without having being able to resolve.

Very often, people will make assumptions or jump to conclusions about what is going on based on their own experiences or what their friends advise - and sometimes that just doesn't work and you are still left with the problem. We can (as humans) get set in our ways and repeatedly look at our difficulties from the same perspectives. Therefore learning how to look at each issue afresh with greater flexibility in our thoughts and feelings can germinate the seeds of change.

"We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are." Anais Nin

Listening and developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients is at the heart of how I work as a counsellor. First sessions can sometimes feel a little awkward, so be rest assured that you can take all the time you need to develop a sense of trust and safety with me. Everything you say will be held in confidence and without judgement. I have a wide experience as a counsellor, so will tailor my style to fit your needs as much as possible. I combine deep listening with dialogue and discussion, as well as sometimes asking clients to stand and move to support them in increasing their awareness with the situations that they bring. I also work creatively (if that is ok with you), using art or other practical ways to help you express your thoughts and feelings. The aim of everything I offer is in supporting you to increase your awareness so you can begin to observe a fuller picture of the issues that you face. New insights and greater understanding can bring healing for old wounds and change for the future.

I’m an empathic and kind-hearted man and I practice from a large and calm counselling room in my home in Brighton. I love to garden and value the importance of nature, colour and creativity in my life.

'My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" Maya Angelou

I offer counselling to people and families affected by Klinefelter’s Syndrome. I have personal experience of the challenges, choices and subtle differences that exist for people living with this condition. I also work with people exploring their gender and sexuality.

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Weekend and evening sessions available.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Training, qualifications & experience


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Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies - London Gestalt Centre

Advanced Diploma in Professional Development - London Gestalt Centre

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP Registered) - University of Chichester

Essentials of Psychosynthesis - The Psychosynthesis Trust

Awareness in Bereavement Care - CRUSE

On-going Training
MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy - The London Gestalt Centre

Additional Experience
I am a volunteer counsellor at the Macmillan Horizon Centre for Cancer in Brighton

I have previously worked as counsellor for the following organisations
CRUSE - Bereavement counselling
MIND in Croydon (Mental Health)
Emotional Support for Carers - Worthing, West Sussex
As You Are - Southwick, West Sussex

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Self-Worth and Assertiveness
Non-Binary Gender Diversity
Klinefelter's Syndrome

Fees

Weekend and Evening Sessions available in Brighton

A counselling session costs £40 and lasts for 1 hour. We meet on a regular weekly basis.

A concessionary rate of £25-£35 is available - please ask in advance.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
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