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Jay Beichman PhD BACP Senior Accredited

Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9SH 01273 672140 01273 672140 07817 404562 07817 404562 Registered / Accredited
Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9SH

About me

Over 20 years experience. I came to counselling through going to see a counsellor myself. As I began to resolve my own issues I really appreciated the process of counselling. 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 and my own counsellor encouraged me to take it further. Hence I did a postgraduate diploma in counselling at the University of Brighton followed by the MA in counselling 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. I also was a trainer for Cruse. I joined the Sussex Counselling organization and helped to organise seminars and edited their journal Sussex Counselling News. I have been in practice now since January 1997 and am accredited with the BACP.

I share a counselling 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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

General, Mental Health, Personal Healing and Growth

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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FIRST SESSION FREE then £70 per session

145 Islingword Road
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

I offer home visits to those unable to manage the stairs at my office.


Monday - closed Tuesday - 1.30 - 9.00 pm Wednesday - 9.00 am - 9.00 pm Thursday - 9.00 am - 9.00 pm Friday - 1.30 - 9.00 pm

Types of client

Older adults
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Jay Beichman PhD BACP Senior Accredited

Jay Beichman PhD BACP Senior Accredited

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