Ben Middleton MBACP
Hello, I understand that we are all different; each of us is unique. I also know how hard it can be to take that first step and contact someone when you feel you need help. That's why I really want you to find the right counsellor for you. Please take a look at my website, and if there is anything else you'd like to know, get in touch. I hope to hear from you, but whoever you decide to work with, I wish you well.
I am an integrative counsellor. What that means is:
- I start with you as an individual; a whole person, not a set of problems or symptoms
- I aim to get alongside you to really understand what it is you are struggling with
- I work with you to identify the best way we can work together to bring about change
- I offer a non-judgmental and safe space to explore your world.
I have experience of working with a wide range of challenges including addictions, anxiety, self confidence, low self esteem, relationship issues, family issues, trauma and depression.
I practice near Preston Park station in a consulting room with good access and in the Brunswick Town area of Hove. I can offer both short and longer term counselling. For those with mobility problems, I provide home visits.
What happens in the first session?
Our first session is about finding out if I am the right therapist for you and discussing what you hope to get from our work. You will be able to ask any questions you have, we'll talk about what has brought you to therapy and I'll take you through some of the practicalities. Although we'll start thinking about the issues you are facing, there will be no obligation on your part to continue working with me after that session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy
Transactional Analysis 101
Substance Misuse Counselling (CRI)
A wide range of ongoing professional development including - Body Dialogue and Process Work; Working at Relational Depth; Psychiatric Diagnosis; Solution Focused Therapy; Trauma therapy and time-bound trauma therapy.
I have worked with Mankind, counselling male survivors of abuse.
I have previously been a substance misuse and addiction counsellor with CRI, a counsellor with PossAbility People (a Brighton based disabled people's organisation) and also a counsellor in a secondary school. I regularly provide training for new volunteers with a charity offering emotional support.
I am listed on the National Autistic Society (NAS) services directory.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial session £10
Some lower cost (£30) places available for trainee counsellors and the unwaged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Mondays and Fridays for private clients
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|