Fran Jeffes BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling, Dip. NLP. MBACP registered.
Brighton And Hove
Brighton And Hove
077882 999 18
As your counsellor I provide a safe, accepting and non-judgemental environment, where we can explore any issues or difficulties you are experiencing. My passion is to enable every individual to overcome life challenges and move toward reaching their full potential. My work includes a variety of therapies, selected to help meet your unique needs. I always pace our work carefully so that I can really understand how you are feeling, and what you're thinking. My work is to help you join the dots and for us to find better ways of experiencing life.
Emotional states can feel overwhelming, out of control and even frightening. The resulting anxiety, fear, depression or flashback and panic attacks can lead you to being shut down, or hemmed in by defensive reactions. In the past these automatic methods of coping may have worked but they now feel awkward and inappropriate.
Why does counselling work?
Counselling can help you to find the emotional and psychological support needed to carry on, lower anxiety levels and facilitate the growing self-confidence needed to make future choices.
My work is based on self-compassion, regaining self-esteem and confidence. I have counselled adult survivors of sexual violence, women who have experienced pregnancy loss, miscarriage, termination, abortion and IVF, depression and general anxiety. Where requested I offer psychological education around flashbacks.
How does counselling work?
After gaining an initial understanding of your history, we explore your most prominent concerns. Reflecting on how past relational patterns can impact upon life's here and now experiences, we work together to find alternative choices for how you might like to experience life in a better way.
Over the years I have helped individuals as they transformed their situations.
- Many have improved their relationship with themselves, family and friends.
- Some were able to love themselves again following childhood traumas.
- Others came to terms with painful relationship losses.
- Some gained the understanding and acceptance of pregnancy losses.
- Many gained a new self-confidence and the ability to make new life choices.
I offer one to one 50 minute sessions, on a weekly basis.
Our work can be either short term, when facing an immediate crisis, or long term.
I have a private practice in designated therapy rooms in Hove.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling
Dip. NLP (INLPTA)
I receive regular supervision and ongoing continual professional development.
My experience spans Agency, Charity and private practice work.
I have worked for specialist agencies including Portsmouth Counselling Services, PARCS, Survivors Network Brighton, The Lifecentre, and Alternatives in Hove.
I have counselled:-
- individuals for whom childhood sexual violence, and sexual abuse was their experience;
- women who have experienced pregnancy loss through miscarriage, abortion or termination;
- women undergoing IVF;
- individuals experiencing relationship issues and who are repeating unwanted relational patterns, and
- others just unable to cope at the moment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Miscarriage, IVF treatment, childhood sexual abuse, emotional abuse, flashbacks and panic attacks.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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My fees are £50 per 50 minute session.
I offer a student discount of £40 per 50 minute session.
I am available on Monday and Tuesday, daytimes, from 9am onwards.
By Train: Hove Station is a 5 minute walk.
By Bus: 1,1A,2,5,5A,5B,6,7,21,21A,25.
Car parking in the area is pay and display, or there is a multi-storey carpark behind the council offices, in Norton Road, Hove.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have spaces on Mondays and Tuesdays, during the day, from 9am onwards.
Types of client