Alison Briggs MBACP
The Old Printworks
1 Commercial Road
Brighton Therapy Practice
9a Prince's Street
Hello, I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor based in central Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove. Please note that I work from all three locations, although there is only space for two addresses here.
- You may be struggling to cope with an upsetting or challenging situation
- You may face problems in your friendships or relationships
- You may feel overwhelmed with anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem or loneliness
- You may be interested in self-development more broadly
These are just some of the reasons clients have come for counselling, but there are many more.
What I offer
I offer a warm, respectful relationship where we can look together at what is concerning you. I aim to listen and explore with you, supporting you to feel heard, become more self-aware and make your own decisions.
My humanistic counselling approach values working alongside you and empowering you rather than looking down at you or telling you what to do. I am happy to discuss my approach with you, and welcome your feedback.
For more information about me and my counselling approach please visit my website: www.alisonbriggscounselling.co.uk
My areas of interest
I work with clients on many different issues but am especially interested in the difficulties and opportunities presented by life in our modern world. I have a particular interest in the feelings of loneliness that many of us can experience at any age, whether that be feeling isolated, disconnected or alienated from others.
Loneliness in our society can sometimes have a stigma attached to it, and we may feel a sense of shame or failure as a result, making it harder to admit to others that we are feeling this way. Counselling can be one way of exploring these and other feelings in a safe space.
I am also interested in the way we respond to and deal with uncertainty and change at different stages in our lives.
How to get in touch
Please contact me by phone or email with any questions and to see if there is a regular day and time we can both make.
We can then arrange a reduced rate first meeting to get a feel for what it is like to work together and decide if we are happy to go ahead.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, University of Brighton
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Level 3, Mary Ward Centre
Introduction to Counselling, Level 2, Mary Ward Centre
Bachelor of Arts in French, University of Leeds
I have experience of supporting adults facing a wide range of challenges at an NHS counselling service and ELMS, a community counselling charity.
I have also volunteered in the Information and Advice service at Mind in Brighton and Hove.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked for many years for a range of charities and taught English as a second language. I also set up and ran a social meetup group for people wanting to get to know others in their local community.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session
I offer a reduced rate for our initial meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client