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About me

We can all go through times of feeling distressed, trapped or overwhelmed by the difficulties in our lives. This can leave us struggling to make sense of our experiences and to work out how to cope.  Whatever is troubling you right now, I am pleased you are reaching out for help. Counselling can provide the support you need to get through your difficulties and provide an opportunity for growth.

How I can help you

I am a professional counsellor (MBACP) who is experienced in supporting people with a wide range of issues including: depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety. Together we can work to untangle your problems and build a bridge to a better place.

A counselling relationship is different to any other and I imagine it is hard to get a sense of what it is really like by reading therapists' profiles. What I can say is that I will value you for the person you are. I will not judge you but provide a safe and confidential space based on empathy, honesty and respect. I am compassionate, reflective and resilient and will walk with you in the depth of your struggles, offering the support you need to find your way.

Some of the common benefits clients gain are:

  • relief from distressing emotions, low mood and depression
  • feeling calmer: more able to manage anxiety and stress
  • a clearer sense of their experiences, feelings and thoughts
  • a greater sense of hope and direction
  • improved self-esteem
  • new ways of coping with difficulties
  • more satisfying relationships with others
  • increased resilience
  • feeling more motivated and lighter

The counselling I provide can be short-term or over a longer period of time. People can see benefits in just a few sessions and that will be enough for some. Others find they need to continue over a longer period to get what they want from therapy.

Please contact me with any questions or to arrange a short telephone consultation for free. You can also book a no obligation first session for just £25. Call or text on 07572133734 or click here to send me an email.

My approach

My original training was in the Person-Centred Approach to counselling and I have since integrated further training into the way I work. What this means is that I try to be flexible to meet the individual needs of my clients.

I will give you the space to share what feels most relevant to you, while helping you focus in on your thoughts and feelings as they arise in the moment. I provide an environment free from judgement so you can feel safe to express whatever you need to, at a pace which is right for you.

Being truly heard can be deeply healing in itself, but through my reflections I can also help you gain insights into the ways you relate to yourself and the world. This can present you with the opportunity to start responding differently, to nurture the parts of yourself which are in need and to feel able to make positive changes in your life.

Getting in touch

I offer sessions over the phone, online or face-to-face from comfortable counselling rooms near the centre of Brighton.

Please contact me with any questions or to arrange a short telephone consultation for free. You can also book a no obligation first session for just £25. Call or text on 07572133734 or click here to send me an email.

First session and onwards

If you are interested in working together, please call or email me so we can look at arranging our first session. I recognise that you may feel nervous or unsure about what to expect so I am happy to answer questions and offer any clarification before meeting.

To get the most from counselling, it is important that you find a therapist who you feel you can really work with. With this in mind, I suggest that we first have an introductory phone call so you can get a sense of whether the way I work is right for you at this time.

I offer first sessions at a discounted rate of £25. In this we can look at the difficulties which have brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of it. You will be able to get a sense of how I work and ask me anything you like.

From there, we would usually arrange to have weekly sessions, but I may also be able to offer fortnighly or ad hoc when this is appropriate and practical. The length of time you continue for will be up to you.

Diversity

I hold a strong commitment to working with diversity in the counselling space, aiming to maintain a keen awareness of how the groups and cultures I represent may influence the relationship and therapy.

I have enjoyed working with people of various sexualities and gender identities (LGBTQ+) and from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. With personal experience of being subject to discrimination and prejudice due to my shared heritage, I work with an increased awareness of these issues.

Support for Survivors of Suicide

As well as working in private practice, I see clients through Sussex Community Counselling. They have a free service for people living in East Sussex who have recently attempted suicide or are struggling with suicidal thoughts. The service offers up to 8 sessions for free. Please note that if you go through this route, you will not likely be able to choose your counsellor, but will be allocated one by the service. For more details, please see the following webpage: http://sussexcommunity.org.uk/healthy-living/counselling/support-for-survivors-of-suicide/

Training, qualifications & experience

Higher Professioanl Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction)

Diverse experience in providing time-limited and longer-term therapy to clients at charities and in private practice since 2014.

Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

Varied (non-counselling) experience, volunteering in relation to mental health and addiction.

BSc in Neuroscience (First Class)

MA in Conflict Resolution (Merit)

I keep myself constantly up-to-date with reading around the topics of mental health and therapy and have had further training, including:

  • Working with suicide and self-harm
  • Attachment and trauma
  • Online therapy
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Experiential psychotherapy

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for a number of years managing a small property business with a particular focus on letting to families and individuals who were homeless.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with people of various sexualities and gender identities (LGBT+) and from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. With personal experience of being subject to discrimination and prejudice, I work with an increased awareness of these issues.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

It can be difficult to choose a therapist when faced with so many options. For this reason, I charge only £25 for the initial session and from there you can decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

My standard fee is £50 but I may be able to offer a lower fee for those who have no income or are on a low income. I may also be able to offer counselling students a discount whilst they are having the compulsory therapy from their course.

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Further information

I hold a strong commitment to working with diversity in the counselling space, aiming to maintain a keen awareness of how the groups and cultures I represent may influence the relationship and therapy.

Brighton Therapy Practice
9a Princes Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

For those who are in a wheelchair or struggle with mobility, I can offer online or telephone counselling. Research shows this is similiar in effectiveness to face-to-face therapy.

Frey Case-Leng | MBACP | Counsellor

Frey Case-Leng | MBACP | Counsellor