Justin Lee Slaughter. Humanistic Counsellor. MBACP (Reg)
Brighton Consulting Rooms
18a Clermont Road
The Wilbury Clinic
64 Wilbury Road
Hello my name is Justin. I have over 6 years of training and experience as a counsellor and have been practising in Brighton for a little over 3 years. It is important you find the right counsellor for you. I hope you find the following information useful, if you have any questions or queries please contact me via email or phone.
The way I work and what you can expect
I listen with empathy, I seek to understand, to accept and to respect where you have been, where you may go and where you are now! I offer a reflective relationship that is considerate and sensitive of your needs as they present themselves. I see the work as a collaborative process between you and I. In that vein we may well think about solutions, strategies or approaches in working with a wide variety of issues.
An explorative, supportive and reflective opportunity to increase your sense of self, gain better understanding, self awareness and emotional competence. So that you may go forward and live your life more fully.
I offer an environment of:
As well as a place for appropriate challenge.
I call myself a Humanistic Integrative Therapist as I draw upon a variety of approaches under the humanistic umbrella, which include: T.A, Gestalt, Existential, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Person Centred ways of working. I also utilise creative and narrative approaches in a way that best fits you.
What brings you to counselling?
We can go through life, never having felt very valued, heard, understood or accepted. Others conditions, wishes, hopes, expectations can become muddled with our own. Our relationships don't always work out with others as well as we may like them to. Even more importantly our relationship with ourselves. People who care for us may see us as a projection of their needs and problems and likewise we may do the same with others.
You may be feeling; stressed, anxious, confused, angry, sad or lonely. It could be that your personal relationships are not working out as you would like them to. Or even that you are not feeling very good or confident about yourself. You may have suffered a loss or bereavement or have suicidal thoughts and self harming tendencies.
Conversely you may not be feeling vulnerable, or be affected by poor mental health and wellbeing. You may wish to seek a better understanding of yourself, a place to think things through,. To 'float' ideas around with a professional.
You may be a survivor of childhood abuse (CA) or have been in or reside in an abusive relationship.You may be feeling low in mood, depressed and wanting to make better sense of yourself and the experiences you have had or are having. Although I have experience of working with all of the above, I have a particular interest and experience in working with survivors of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I value working creatively, words may not always encapsulate how individuals may think and feel. Working creatively provides another way of articulating the experiences we have. I may invite you to work using various creative media, such as: drawing, writing, keeping a journal, metaphor, sand tray work. Or the use of stones, objects or role play, exploring new ways of being to help in your own self exploration.
A little bit more...
I am fully qualified, insured and a registered member of the BACP. I attend regular supervision and I am committed to my own personal development as a Counsellor and attend regular CPD events and workshops throughout the year. I have experience of working within a number of charitable organisations as a counsellor.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed shorter time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I have experience of both short term and long term work. I am able to offer Skype (online) counselling for those further afield than Brighton and Hove, or who work inconsistent shift patterns.
Training, qualifications & experience
PGDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice - BathSpa University
Professional Diploma: Humanistic Counselling- University of Chichester
Health Studies- University of Brighton
Sociology and Social Psyhcology - University of Sussex
Psychology Theory and Intuition
Society and Gender
Certicicate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Certifcate in Counselling Skills and Theory NCFE
Certificate in Initial Counselling Skills CPCAB
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I charge £35 - 45's an hour depending upon an individuals ability to pay.
I also hold a few low cost concessionary spaces available which again depend on an individuals ability to pay.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available weekdays/some afternoons/ some evenings and saturday mornings
Types of client