Brian Farrell

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Counsellor (MBACP)
Available for new clients
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Hove BN3 & Worthing BN14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My approach is to listen to you while creating a warm,  friendly and supportive environment. Our relationship grows with openness, honesty, and trust. This is all underpinned by working to the  BACP Ethical Framework and in confidence.

My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life.  Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like"papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to. We can work together to strip this different self back so that you can reveal the authentic "you",   create a new reality and access your true potential.

We can establish how we will work together during a free initial assessment session which typically lasts 30 minutes. I offer an open-ended contract that we review regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from our sessions.

I work in a community-based charity setting and also have my practice. I offer face-to-face, online and telephone counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative practitioner, drawing on principles of theories in humanistic psychotherapy. I have a person-centred focus on my clients, by bringing together different therapeutic approaches. This requires a broad range of understanding in a range of theories including (but not limited to) Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Attachment Theory.

I have a  licence to practice from the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.  I am a registered member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

I  work with clients on multiple issues including relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief, abuse, low self-esteem, trauma, and cross-cultural issues.

I also have experience in dealing with workplace-related stress, work/life balance challenges, and managing complex relationships. I have over 30 years of corporate experience, mainly in the human resource sector, and have worked at all levels in administrative, middle management, and executive roles.

I have overcome some of my challenges using personal therapy with positive results and have become passionate about helping others to do the same. Together we can analyse and discuss the root causes/ traumas of depression and anxiety to create a new path to a more satisfying life for you. 

My passion for helping people make positive changes in their lives, commitment to personal development, clinical and work/life experience, form great foundations to build empathy and connect at a deeper level with my clients. 

I attend regular supervision for all clients and am fully insured.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information


Further information

I can offer face-to-face services from locations in Brighton &Hove, Shoreham-By-Sea,   Worthing and Littlehampton.

I also offer telephone and online counselling to make my services as accessible as possible to you.

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BB

The Rooms, 14 Evelyn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 8AY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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