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About me

My approach to therapy is to provide you with a very honest relationship 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 https://andyleecounsellor.com/ I will always get back to you within 24hrs.

Thank you for reading my profile, I look forward to meeting you.

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Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Social Anxiety, Seasonal Affected Disorder, Feeling Sad, Couples Counselling, Bereavement, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Low Self Confidence,  Low Self Esteem & more...

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

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

Experience

  • 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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

If you are seeking help which doesn't fall in the broad topics offered on this site, please do still get in touch, I can usually offer help, and if I can't I will try and give you details of a counsellor you can.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

From £25.00 to £50.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial Consultation

  • 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 in person / £40 online
  • 50 minutes

Couples Therapy Sessions

  • £85
  • 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have available sessions working online

Hove
BN3

Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN43

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Key details

The counselling rooms I use in Brighton have a set of stairs to climb; if this is an issue, I can book a room at an alternate site.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Andy Lee Counsellor MNCS (Accred)

Andy Lee Counsellor MNCS (Accred)