Philippa Patel, Counsellor/Psychotherapist Brighton/Hove
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist who would like to offer affordable therapy, which I approach in an integrative manner. This means that I incorporate a number of diverse psychotherapeutic/counselling methods, each of which depends on the issues that you, the client, presents.
The duration of each session is 60 minutes and what you want to discuss is entirely up to you. You may decide you need only a few sessions to deal with one or two concerns or you may want longer term counselling for a number of issues in your life, both past and present.
My views and ethical beliefs are as follows:
A commitment to confidentiality, safety and respect and a non-judgmental attitude.
Each human being is entirely unique and can only be understood in terms of their own individuality.
We all have a capacity for self-reflection, growth and healing.
Childhood experiences have a profound effect on us as adults.
Unresolved childhood issues continue to disturb us and interfere with our effective functioning.
Counselling has the potential to change the client and the counsellor in equal measure.
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and am a registered UKCP psychotherapist/counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
BA Honours in Psychology
Certificate in Education
I have a private practice in counselling/psychotherapy.
I also taught Psychology and Counselling to students at many levels, which included students studying to become nurses, and in particular, psychiatric nurses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Strategies for developing confidence and self-worth.
Feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Fear of ageing, death and abandonment.
Breakdown in relationships.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
£45 per hour.
I am enthusiastic about keeping up-to-date so I regularly attend workshops and lectures in psychotherapy/counselling and other related fields. Advances in neuroscience, for example, lend validity to the findings and key beliefs in psychotherapy and are a fascinating area of rapidly advancing scientific research.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday
Types of client