My name is Liz and I am a counsellor working in the Brighton and Hove area.
You will have your own unique reasons for seeking counselling, whether that is a past trauma that is still in some way affecting you or present issues which are impacting your everyday life. This could, for example, be bereavement, depression, anxiety, anger, abuse and relationships. I can be the person that you are looking for to listen to you without judgement, analysis or direction.
When you first contact me we will arrange a convenient time and day for our initial session, where I will explain how I work and we can talk about your reasons for wishing to receive counselling. We will be able to get to know one another and you will have the opportunity to decide whether you wish to have further sessions. I have found that clients are happier to have sessions over several weeks and many prefer a much longer time, but this is always the decision for the client to make. I offer a reduced price for the first session. My aim is to create a safe space for us to explore together and help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, assisting you to find a path forward in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
After my move to Brighton several years ago I joined the Level One Counselling course at Brighton City College and then went on to complete both levels two and three before studying the Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling at Sussex Downs College in Lewes.
I am a fully qualified and insured Person-Centred Counsellor and am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have worked in different areas, including as a voluntary counsellor with Headway, a charity supporting individuals and families who have experienced some form of brain injury. I have also worked as a counsellor with Sussex Oakleaf, a mental health charity, and within a secondary school as a school counsellor. I currently work in private practice and provide a private and confidential counselling service to individuals. I work with a diverse range of people from a wide range of backgrounds and feel privileged to have been able to share their world and to have been given such positive feedback from my clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I am available for counselling on most weekdays
The initial session is £20 for 50 minutes
Then each session is £40 for 50 minutes
Person-centred counselling respects every individual as unique and of equal value and is based on the theory and philosophy of Carl Rogers, believing in the other's potential and ability to make the right choices for themselves and that every person has the ability to move forward and make changes in their lives in a positive way. My aim is to enable the right conditions for this to take place by offering a safe, confidential space to talk through issues and problems.
In our lives, at different times situations can arise which can lead to confusion, hopelessness, depression and anxiety. As a person-centred counsellor, I offer empathy, putting myself in your shoes enabling me to understand your world from your point of view, seeing you and accepting you as you are with no judgements or assumptions, being open and honest with you in the moment and sharing with you what I hear, see and feel.
I work with a wide-range of issues such as depression, anxiety, bullying, child-related issues, divorce-separation, identity issues, lack of direction/purpose, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, suicidal thoughts, trauma. As with all counselling approaches, person-centred counselling may not be suitable for everyone and in that instance I would endeavour to refer you to another service.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client