M. Rita Brophy
Anahata Health Clinic
119-120 Edward Street
I am passionate about the value of therapy and believe it can help bring about positive change to individuals' lives. As a person-centred Integrative Counsellor, my training allows me to draw on a variety of approaches and techniques. These include CBT, Gestalt, mindful meditation, visualisation and focussing.
My experience has been gained by working in a number of agencies in Brighton, such as such Young People's Centre (13-24year olds), Age UK, (50+) and The Rock Clinic and Cruse Bereavement Services.
How can counselling help?
Sometimes thIngs happen in our lives which get in the way of us living fulfilling lives and prevent us from reaching our true potential. For example, you may have recently had a diagnosis of a condition or suffer from anxiety or have relationships difficulties; or perhaps you feel you are drinking too much or have issues around addictions; or maybe you have suffered a bereavemnt and finding it difficult to move on. Counselling can often provide that catalyst for change and can allow you to see your life from a different perspective.
How many sessions are needed?
The time frame really depends upon the issue presented and the particular outcome desired. I can work with clients in a short term solution focussed way or on a long term basis - it's what best meets the needs of individual client.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (HONS) (psychology, Sociology, philosophy)
Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
OCN Certificates, 1,2,3 Counselling Skills
Emotional Freedom Tecniques (EFT) , Levels 1 & 2 ,
Certificate in Life Coaching
Mindfulness & Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Stress Reduction (Brighton Buddhist Centre)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
FEES: £25 - £50 sliding scale applies.
An introductory assessment session: £20
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change" Carl Rogers
"Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think" Buddha
"Between the stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom" Viktor Frankl
"In order for behaviour to change, a change in perception must be experienced. Intellectual knowledge cannot substitute for this" Carl Rogers
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays - Fridays 9am - 7pm Occasional weekend appointments offered.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|