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.
I like to tell clients that 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 an initial 30 minute consultation, 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.
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 client group.
I have lived experience of struggling with mental health 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 (free), so we can see if what I offer might be helpful for you.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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.
I currently have some appointments available
Types of client