Ben Middleton MBACP

Ben Middleton MBACP

Lower Ground
60 Landsdowne Place
East Sussex

Brighton Consulting Rooms
18A Clermont Road
East Sussex

07769 693231

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About me

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.

About me

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.

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Initial session £10

Some lower cost (£30) places available for trainee counsellors and the unwaged.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 1FG
Brighton, BN1 6SG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

1 disabled parking space available


Available Mondays and Fridays for private clients

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme