About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist offering psychotherapy, clinical supervision and consultancy.

In my work I combine a supportive, non-judgemental style with being appropriately challenging creating an environment that is accepting and empowering.

As a clinician, I draw on a set of complimentary theories in psychotherapy aiming to facilitate change and growth. My approach is relational, meaning I see the relationship between client and therapist as a vital aspect the therapeutic process and outcome. My work is collaborative and respectful of the client’s pace and inner resources and I work towards forming a relationship based on mutual trust in a safe and confidential environment.

I have many years of experience in the fields of therapy, group work and applied psychology and have been formally trained in both psychotherapy and counselling. I am experienced in working with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained and worked as a clinician in Australia, Germany and The Netherlands, as well as in the UK. I have previously worked in the charity sector and as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health team in the NHS. I am the co-founder of Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy, a counselling and psychotherapy practice with premises in Hove and Lewes.

My academic and professional training in this field includes: 

- Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (PTSTA)
- Certification as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA)
- MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Distinction) – Metanoia Institute
- First Class BA (Hons) in Counselling

Additional Qualifications:

- Diploma in Relational Supervision
- Tavistock Institute Certificate in Coaching for Leadership – Psychodynamic Approaches (ongoing) 

Professional memberships/ registrations:

- Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
- International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)
- Metanoia Institute

I am multi-lingual and culturally aware and welcome clients from any cultural background; I have a personal and clinical interest in issues relating to cultural identity, a sense of belonging and feelings of being ‘uprooted’.

As a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice; I am also a member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA) and the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision and Psychological consultancy

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EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva

Additional information

Please contact me for more information.

For short-term counselling, I work with clients on a weekly basis for a minimum of 12 sessions. Long-term counselling and psychotherapy are generally tailored to individual need and vary from person to person.

I am a registered provider with major private healthcare insurers.


Monday - Friday

Further information

Brighton and Hove Psychotherapy offers two locations, one in central Hove and another in central Lewes.

My therapy rooms are all furnished to a very high standard offering a discreet and quiet environment where clients feel welcome and at ease.

There is pay-and-display parking outside both practices and we are conveniently located for public transport links.

Please include a contact phone number if contacting me by email, so I can call you back to discuss your needs and to set up an initial appointment.

Brighton & Hove Psychotherapy
6 The Drive
East Sussex

Brighton & Hove Psychotherapy - Lewes
66 High Street
East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer a relational approach to supervision and consultancy, drawing on many years of clinical experience with a diverse range of clients.

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Sam Jahara

Sam Jahara