Graeme Butler PGDip MBACP
The Wilbury Clinic
64 Wilbury Road
Is it time to change something in your life?, sometimes it can be really difficult to do so alone and it’s helpful to have an extra source of support. Working together we can consider things from different perspectives, deciding how and what you would like to change. Perhaps it's about breaking down something that currently seems insurmountable into small more achievable steps, so that together we can develop the solutions that feel right and work in your life.
About me: I am an experienced humanistic counsellor and people describe me as warm, friendly and “down to earth” working from a location in central Hove.
About my approach: I work bespoke way with each person, individually tailored to suit your needs and situation, but the common factor is always a respectful, supportive environment where you will feel safe to explore what are sometimes difficult subjects. My approach is also non-judgemental, its not about me giving you advice, or telling you what to do, but involves us working together to develop the solutions which feel right for you. For some areas such as anger, anxiety and drugs and alcohol work we might supplement our work with some written materials which are provided for you free of charge.
What can I help you to change ?: One of the most interesting things about being a counsellor is the wide variety of the work I do, but these examples give you a flavour of my work.
Anger management: I work with people to help them manage their anger more effectively, preventing them damaging their close relationships.
Anxiety: I work with people to help them gain control over their anxiety, alleviating the symptoms such as stomach cramps, using thoughts in a different way and gaining an element of control.
Alcohol and drug's: My experience of working at a drugs and alcohol service (C.R.I. Brighton) has taught me that each person's goals are unique. For some people the change might mean giving up altogether and staying that way long term, while for others it might mean cutting down a bit in certain situations.
Sexual abuse: I work as a counsellor at Mankind UK, a nationally recognised charity for men who have experienced sexual abuse. Although sadly what happened can't be changed, counselling can alter how you feel about things in the present. For example, understanding why we might have been left with difficult feelings and why some aspects of life in the present are a struggle.
How many sessions will I need and does it work ?: That's hard to say as everybody is different, but an average is 6-8 sessions. I work both in the short and longer term (over six months). My approach is to always to agree what you would like to work on and then constantly review things as the work progresses (to ensure you are getting out of counselling what you need). The decision to continue the counselling or stop is always yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my counsellors training at Brighton University and have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling and I also have specialist training & experience in the following area's
Anger: I am a trained anger counsellor, with a great deal of experience of working with anger.
Drugs and alcohol: I am a a trained drugs and alcohol counsellor and work at CRI a agency helping people with difficulties in this area.
Sexual Abuse: I am employed as a freelance counsellor for Mankind, a Brighton & Hove based charity which provides long term counselling for male survivors of sexual abuse.
Drugs and alcohol: I am a a trained drugs and alcohol counsellor and have worked at CRI an agency helping people with difficulties in this area.
Bereavement counselling: I am trained bereavement counsellor and worked for several years at Brighton Cruse Bereavement Care.
Disability: I have also considerable experience working as a counsellor with people affected by both physical and mental health disabilities (such as depression) at The Brighton and Hove Federation Of Disabled People.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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Introductory Session (no obligation): £25
Standard counselling fee: £30-35 (Dependant on income)
Student / Low cost counselling fee*: £25
*I have a very limited number of low cost counselling sessions available for those on a low income. As these sessions are limited, please mention it is these you are interested in.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I understand not everybody works 9-5 and offer a range of convenient counselling slots during week days including early mornings and evenings.
Types of client