Alison Briggs MBACP
Hello, I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor based in central Brighton and Hove.
- You may be struggling to cope with an upsetting or challenging situation
- You may face problems in your relationships
- You may be overwhelmed with difficult feelings such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, 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. Please get in touch however small you may feel the issue is, or if you are unsure exactly what you want to talk about.
What I offer
I offer a warm and respectful relationship where we can look together at what is concerning you. My Humanistic approach values listening and exploring alongside you, rather than telling you what to do.
How can counselling help?
A space to hear your voice
I aim to provide a space where you can feel heard, not only by me, but also by yourself. Although this sounds simple, it can be powerful to really listen to the different parts of yourself and what they are trying to say.
Each person is different
Whilst people have many things in common with one another, I see each person as being unique. I will not set out to label you or put you into a category but aim to support you to become more aware of your own beliefs and what matters to you.
Relationships with others and with yourself
Through our interactions you may start to understand better what happens in some of your relationships with other people. For example you may become more aware of your feelings and patterns of thought or behaviour. You may also explore the relationship you have with yourself.
Areas of interest
I work with clients on a wide range of issues and have a particular interest in the feelings of loneliness we can experience 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
In addition to my private practice work, I have experience of supporting adults facing a wide range of challenges at an NHS counselling service and two community counselling charities.
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