About me

Over 20 years experience. I came to counselling/therapy through going to see a counsellor/therapist myself. As I began to resolve my own issues I really appreciated the process of counselling/therapy. When I saw a pre-certificate course in counselling I did that just out of interest to begin with but realized by the end of it that I could become a counsellor/therapist and my own counsellor/therapist encouraged me to take it further. Hence I did the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Brighton followed by the MA in Counselling Studies followed by most recently completing research about pluralistic therapy for which I have been awarded a PhD.

I worked for quite a few years voluntarily with the Brighton and Hove Federation of Disabled People and for Cruse as a bereavement counsellor/therapist. I also was a trainer for Cruse. I joined the Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy organization and helped to organise seminars, edited their journal Sussex Counselling News and currently administrate their Facebook page. I have been in practice now since January 1997 and I am senior accredited with the BACP.

I share a therapy space with colleagues and we see clients with all kinds of issues and also clients from EAPs who provide counselling for the NHS amongst others. For more information about how I work and testimonials please visit www.counsellinginbrighton.co.uk. I also used to work in mental health as a project worker for Brighton Housing Trust so I have a specialist interest in this area and work with those who have been psychiatrically 'diagnosed' but wish to explore their issues more holistically.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD, MA (Couns), BACP Accredited, Specialist Training in Primary Care Counselling (Tavistock Clinic), PGDipCouns, TA 101, Certificate in Life Coaching (Newcastle College), Institute of Group Analysis Certificate, Masterclasses with John Rowan, Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training Levels I, II and III (Voice Dialogue UK)

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

General, Mental Health, Personal Healing and Growth. I also have trained in Voice Dialogue - a technique to work with 'parts' of the self as characters or energies as developed by Hal and Sidra Stone.

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

FIRST SESSION FREE then £70 per session


Monday - 9.00 am - 9.00 pm Tuesday - 9.00 - 9.00 pm Wednesday - 9.00 am - 9.00 pm Thursday - 9.00 am - 9.00 pm Friday - 9.00 am - 9.00 pm

145 Islingword Road
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I offer home visits, online, phone or WhatsApp texting to those unable to manage the stairs at my office.


Jay Beichman

Jay Beichman