Stavroulla Gabriel, MSc, MBACP

Stavroulla Gabriel, MSc, MBACP

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New Road Psychotherapy Centre
28 New Road
East Sussex

07940 954 506

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New Road Psychotherapy Centre
28 New Road
East Sussex

07940 954 506

About me

Counselling offers the unique opportunity to be heard in a safe therapeutic setting by a trained professional.

How can counselling help?

Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to make sense of your current difficulties and make changes for a more fulfilling life.

I offer a warm welcome. My aim is to create a safe therapeutic space where you will feel comfortable to talk about your worries. My approach is to offer compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental warmth to enable a trusting relationship to develop between us. The therapeutic relationship that develops between a client and their therapist is crucial to a client's progress. It is therefore very important that you choose a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable.

I will invite you to explore what is troubling you, and together we will make sense of your experiences. The therapeutic process can enable a client to talk about issues and feelings that they may usually hide from family and friends.

Counselling can mean exploring the past as well as the present, with curiosity, to bring a sense of clarity and help you to gently figure out what your options are at this point in your life.

My approach

I work from a person-centred-existential perspective. I am also informed by attachment theory and developments in neuroscientific research. My approach looks at how we are in the world in the here-and-now, and at how our childhood experiences have influenced established behaviour patterns that are no longer helpful to us as adults. My practice recognises and explores the way we are affected by the world depending on the unique interplay of our gender, sexuality, ethnicity, 'race', age, class, disability, culture, and religion.

I have a varied counselling practice, which includes:

  • relationship issues
  • bereavement
  • loss
  • work-related stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • abuse

Feel free to contact me for an initial, no obligation, appointment to see if you would like to work with me.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling - Brighton University
  • MSc Gender, Society and Culture - Birkbeck College, University of London
  • BSc Joint Honours Psychology and Philosophy - University of Bristol


My private practice is based at the New Road Psychotherapy Centre in central Brighton.

I have experience as a bereavement counsellor working with Cruse. I have also worked for Age UK, working therapeutically with adults aged 50 and over. I also work with young people age 13 and over, with YMCA.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am committed to my ongoing personal development and learning and undertake regular CPD training.

Previous experience

I have extensive experience working with people in different roles. As a solicitor, I also have a first-hand understanding and appreciation of working in high-pressure environments.

I have also worked as a neighbourhood community mediator and a support/key worker for adults with disabilities.

My therapeutic practice is committed and abides by the ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


  • Sessions are £40- £50 for 50 minutes

Further information


I work in comfortable, private rooms located in Central Brighton:

The New Road Psychotherapy Centre is located above Leaders estate agents opposite the Theatre Royal and a couple of doors from the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre. It is served by most bus routes in an out of Brighton and pay parking is available. New Road Psychotherapy Centre is a 10 minute walk from Brighton train station.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 1UG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Week-days and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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