Claire Scott, PGDip (MBACP)
You may be feeling stuck somehow in your life, wondering how to make changes. You possibly have experienced challenging life experiences that are proving difficult to process on your own.
Therapy offers an opportunity to explore your concerns at your own pace in a safe, supportive and confidential setting.
I am an experienced, fully qualified counsellor working in private practice in Church Road in Hove, BN3 and in Brighton. I use an integrative approach, using my psychodynamic training along with CBT and other approaches where appropriate. The sessions are client led – you bring what you wish to the session and we work collaboratively to help you with your problems. I offer you kindness, acceptance, empathy, understanding, warmth and humour too. The relationship between the client and therapist is the key to progress and making changes and this needs to work for you. You might find my blog article When is the right time to see a counsellor? useful to help you understand the therapeutic process.
What I can offer you:
In-expensive first session to meet and discuss requirements (£10);
Weekly sessions; Confidential space; Day or evening appointments; Long or short term work; Face to face;
I have lots of experience of working with individuals who undergo many kinds of difficulties: including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, separation, divorce, menopause, infertility, feelings of loneliness, low mood, stress and drug and alcohol dependency.
I work with people from all walks of life in a way that respects culture, values, beliefs, choices and sexual orientation.
Take a look at my website for further information - www.insightcounsellingbrighton.co.uk or find my Facebook page @insightcounsellingbrighton (link at the top of this profile).
Training, qualifications & experience
BEd Hons (University of North London)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton)
Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Hemmings Field Associates)
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies (Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy, London)
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills (Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy, London)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fertility, pregnancy and loss.
I have particular experience working with women encountering fertility issues, loss and difficulties during pregnancy.
I also have knowledge of donor assisted pregnancies and can offer support through this sometimes complicated and emotionally confusing time.
The menopause can be a particularly challenging time in a women's life. It isn't discussed much in society and can leave women feeling isolated and confused about their symptoms and feelings associated with the changes happening to them. Don't suffer alone with this.
Coping with grief and bereavement
There are many ways to feel the loss of someone or something and it can be extremely painful. You may experience a wide range of emotions, some which could surprise you. It can feel like the sadness and pain will never end, you might feel anger you have never felt before. Speaking to a counsellor may help you consider ways to go forward and cope with the loss.
My blog article on Grief and Bereavement on my website may be helpful.
I know first-hand how redundancy can affect you emotionally.
During and following redundancy people can go through serious feelings of loss and a resulting crash in confidence. It can feel similar to a bereavement. Speaking to someone about this can help you process the feelings and get your life back on track.
I have both professional and personal experience of working with and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are exploring their sexual and gender identity or facing extra concerns that can affect LGBT people.
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Type of session
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Some daytime slots and also evenings. Email or call me to discuss and arrange a mutually suitable time.
Types of client