Andy Lee (MBACP)
My approach to therapy is to provide you with a very honest relationship with me, and within the safety of that relationship I can help you to work with the problem you are looking for help with.
The therapeutic model I use is called Humanistic Person Centred, which means that I believe that you can unlock the change you are seeking, you have an instinctive sense of what is right for you, even if that sense is not something you are feeling right now.
I will work with you, alongside you, in what is sometimes a unique relationship, where I will be direct, but not directive, honest, open and supportive, and build a space where you can feel fully accepted as you are. The experience of this relationship is the key to finding a way to change, a path through the difficult times you are having and you have a place to look after your mental health.
Coming to a therapist is like seeing a personal trainer, you need to put the time in to see change, you will be doing the hard work, but I will be there to nudge you towards the goals you have discussed with me.
If you would like to find out more, I offer the first session, free of charge, for us to meet and discuss how I can help. During that session I can answer any questions you have. Once we start working together, we will review how therapy is going every month, and the number of sessions you have is for you to decide.
You can call/txt me on 07703 027 454 or click here to send me an email and there is some more information on my website http://counsellorbrighton.com/ I will always try to get back to you within 24hrs.
Thank you for reading my profile, I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Membership (MBACP)
I am a member of the BACP which is the UK's professional governing body for Counselling and Psychotherapy; and as part of that membership I commit to working within their professional guidance, code of conduct and ethical framework.
I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy (Fd.Sc. Person Centred Counselling) from the University of Brighton in 2013.
Post Qualification Training
- Creative therapy using Sandtrays - Joy Oakley
- Relational Depth - Mick Cooper
- Working with LGBT clients - LGBT Switchboard Counselling Service
- Duo (couples therapy) - As You Are
- Volunteered with Mind in Brighton and Hove working at Mill View Hospital
- Volunteered with Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard on their helpline
- Volunteer Counsellor for As You Are Centre in Southwick
- Volunteer Counsellor for Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
In private practice I have worked with a wide range of issues with clients and specialise in working with young adults and after working for a long time with LGBTQI+ clients at Switchboard I have continued to enjoy supporting this community. I identify as gay cis-gender male.
I have lived experience of mental health problems and find that my approach to therapy is effective with clients experiencing low self esteem, anxiety, depression, suffering loss and also many of the other challenges life can throw our way. If you don't see the topic listed, please book in for a chat, so we can see if what I offer might be helpful for you.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender Dysphoria
- Free of charge
- 30 minutes
Please book in a free first chat, so I can answer any questions you have, and let you know if I think working together would be helpful for you.
Individual Therapy Sessions
- 50 minutes
Each session lasts 50minutes, allowing me a short change over between clients.
Couples Therapy Sessions
- 1hr 30minutes
With more than one client, it is useful to have the extra time, so that we can make sure all parties have a chance to participate in the session as much as they would like.