Sean Sullivan (Registered member BACP)
Hi I'm Sean,
I am an experienced, qualified person-centred counsellor registered with the BACP and I hold an enhanced DBS.
I am based next to Preston Park railway station in Brighton and Hove and am easily accessible by bus, train, car or walking. I have experience working with adults and have been practising for three years.
I am also trained as a drug and alcohol counsellor and can integrate solution focused therapy and mindfulness if this feels more comfortable for you. In addition I am experienced in counselling carers of people with a range of complex needs.
I strive to work in a non-judgemental way, providing a safe and caring environment, supporting you to express and accept painful and challenging feelings and experiences.
If you are coming to counselling for the first time...
In your first session, I would like to hear about you and your life and the significant problem(s) that brings you to counselling, to help me understand your presenting issues before we can explore any deeper troubles.
I want you to feel safe and comfortable, and to gain as much from counselling as possible, so please feel free to ask any questions about the counselling process. I encourage you to be as honest and open about your feelings, thoughts and experiences, as well as what does and doesn’t work for you in the session. The more you share, the more you will learn from any insights of your experience.
Person-centred counselling isn’t a quick fix for your problems, instead it’s more a process, where we can co-create a trusting relationship to understand your experience, explore how you relate to yourself and others, and learn useful ways to resolve your problems.
Person-centred counselling strives to understand and explore the problems beneath the symptoms. The person-centred philosophy has a strong belief in the individual and the actualising tendency, in a safe environment and a caring, understanding relationship to survive, the potential to grow, problem solve and live satisfying lives.
You are the only expert on your experience and I am often amazed by the individual’s determination and courage to confront and accept painful experiences and feelings, to motivate, develop and move towards growth
I can offer you short or long term counselling, whatever feels best for you. I generally see clients once a week, for 50 minute sessions.
Issues people bring to counselling:
- Drug and alcohol issues,
- coping with divorce,
- loss and bereavement,
- family problems,
- difficult relationships,
- difficult decisions,
- challenges of being a carer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Pavilions Families and Carers Counselling Training, 9, the Drive, Hove, November 2015;
- BACP Person-Centred Foundation Degree Sussex Downs College, Lewes, Sept 2012-2015;
- CRI Drug and Alcohol Training, CRI, Pass Aug 2013;
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Karen Grant Agency (KGA), Patcham, Brighton 2012;
- NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills, Varndean College, Brighton, 2010;
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£40 with concessions for people on benefits and low wage.
- Offering humanistic, integrative, person-centred counselling near Preston Park Station;
- Available mainly on Monday and Tuesday, but can discuss availability with you;
- 8-12, one to one sessions, provided on a weekly basis, but can be flexible to meet your needs;
- Home visits and telephone counselling available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available most days apart from Wednesdays, so I am open to discussion on other times and days.
Types of client