Sam Jahara (UKCP Registered Psychotherapist)
I am an experienced psychotherapist offering psychotherapy, clinical supervision and psychological 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:
- MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Distinction)
- International Certification as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist (CTA)
- BA (Hons) in Counselling (First)
- Diploma in Counselling (Distinction)
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), the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Supervision and Psychological consultancy
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I work on a sliding scale. 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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday
Types of client
Supervision & training
I adopt a relational approach to psychotherapy and supervision, integrating principles of humanistic theory, relational transactional analysis and psychoanalysis.