Heather May. BACP Registered. Diploma Couples Therapy.
I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor working in the Fiveways area of Brighton. I am also a qualified couple therapist and clinical supervisor. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and you are likely to find me an approachable fellow human being. I welcome each person as an individual and encourage you to determine the way and the pace at which we work.
We can all have times in our lives when we need support to face current difficulties, or to talk though issues from the past. Deciding to start counselling can be a courageous act, and working with the right counsellor can enable us to face those aspects of ourselves that we might have feared, and which have perhaps caused us profound unhappiness in our lives. Exploring such feelings in a safe space can help us develop more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
If you would like to book an initial session to find out more, please do get in touch. I will do everything I can to put you at ease.
Within the past fourteen years I have supported people who have worked on a wide range of issues. These have included;
• Low self esteem
• Identity crisis
• Relationship issues, sexuality, intimacy
• Abuse, trauma
• Loss, bereavement, dying, suicide
• Work related issues
• Loss of meaning or direction
• LGBTQ issues
Crisis in relationships can often leave partners feeling stuck or powerless to find a way though the chaos. Couple therapy can provide a safe space to look at how conflict and disappointment can be part of the journey in a relationship. During therapy sessions, we can explore how to develop an understanding of what makes the conflict so painful, how to develop a greater empathic awareness
of each other and to find potential for transformation in the relationship.
Please do call me if you and your partner are interested in an initial session of couple therapy.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Social Sciences (Open University)
Tavistock Certificate in Applied Systemic theory.
PG DIP Person Centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
Advanced Certificate in Couple Counselling (Time2 Relate)
Diploma in Couple Therapy using the Arts (Time2Relate)
Certificate in Supervision with soul (Re-Vision)
I am a registered member of BACP, have worked at Brighton Women's centre and for some years at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard’s counselling service as well as in my private practice.
I have extensive experience of working with people who feel alienated and marginalised in our society including working with people who identify as LGBTQI .
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Individual sessions cost £45 for 50 mins
Couple sessions cost £70 for 60 mins
Introductory meeting with individuals £15 for 30 mins
Concessionary places are also sometimes available. Please do ask about lower cost sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime availability and some weekday evenings.
Types of client