Andrew Hoyt MBACP,PGDipCouns, BA(Hons)

Andrew Hoyt MBACP,PGDipCouns, BA(Hons)

25-27 Castle Street
East Sussex

East Sussex

07532 394 251

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About me

I am an experienced, BACP registered, fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Brighton since 1999.

I work with individuals and couples either in short-term counselling for specific problems or long-term open-ended therapy to explore deeper issues.

I currently work in private practice from a central Brighton location. As well I provide online face to face counselling through VSee (like Skype but more secure). You will need to have your own VSee account and these are available free at Please contact me direct for more information at

I offer a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore the issues you choose to explore.

Many of the people I have worked with have come to counselling because they find themselves unable to cope with a particular issue or problem and are seeking a better understanding of that issue with the help and support of another person in confidence.

The counselling relationship is unique. I am there to work alongside you and will never tell you what to do. The help of the right therapist can empower self-growth, improve relationships, and reduce emotional suffering.

The model of therapy I use is known as integrative and brings together a range of therapies in a coherent appropriate manner. This model recognises that there is not a “one size fits all” approach and that there is greater benefit in drawing on other theoretical models when responding to the needs of the client.

I draw on person-centred, transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution focussed approaches and qualities I bring to the relationship are warmth, empathy, understanding and humour (when appropriate!).

I am committed to continuing professional development and attend regular training and workshops to inform and broaden my practice.

I undergo regular clinical supervision and hold full insurance in line with BACP guidelines and ethical codes for best practice. I am also a member at The International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in counselling from the University of Brighton (2001) and a SDCC Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (1998). I also have a BA Honours in Art and design.

I have 13 years’ experience working as a counsellor at Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard’s Counselling project working with LGBT clients and have undertaken extensive study and training in issues affecting sexual minorities.

A particular area of interest and experience has been gained in working with clients around identity and their identity development, helping people to build a better relationship with themselves and others.

I also spent many years working in the public sector including the NHS (17 years). I teach public and mental health to other health care professionals and counsellors. Workplace stress, bullying and organisational change are other areas of knowledge and interest.

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Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health / illness
  • Hepatitis
  • Identity Issues & Identity Development
  • Guilt / shame
  • LGBT Issues
  • Psychosexual Issues


I offer a discounted introductory session (£20 to cover room rental cost) for us to meet to discuss the issues or concerns you have, your aims and decide whether or not we would be able to work well together. You are under no obligation to continue if you decide it is not for you.

£45-£65 per 50 minute session depending on your view of your means to pay.

I can also offer a limited number of concessions to students or unwaged at £35 per 50 minute session.

£65-£85 per 50 minute session again, depending on your view of your means to pay.

Further information

I am available weekdays and evenings and sessions are offered usually on a weekly basis.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN1 2HD
Brighton, BN1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Week days and evenings.