About me

Therapy offers a dedicated space to talk, to be heard, to relate, and to make sense of the past and the present.

People come to counselling for many different reasons, and with a wide variety of aims. Some people want support through a difficult time in their life, though bereavement, or with trauma, depression or anxiety. Some people want to change a particular behavioural or relational pattern, or to develop a greater understanding of themselves.

If you feel you would benefit from talking confidentially about any challenges you might be experiencing, whatever they might be, please get in touch with me for more information, or to book in an initial consultation.

In my work I provide a safe, containing, confidential and empathic space, in which we can explore whatever it is that has brought you into therapy.

Due to the public health situation, I am currently working remotely, using telephone and video calls.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Psychotherapist (MSc), Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (PgDip) and Transactional Analyst (CTA(P)).

I work predominantly using Relational Transactional Analysis, though my approach is integrative and pluralistic. This means I am also informed by other methods and theories, to best suit the needs of the individual. These include Humanistic, Psychoanalytic and Attachment-based approaches.

I specialise in working with relational and relationship difficulties, trauma and loss.

My practice is non-discriminatory and LGBT+ affirmative, with respect for the individuality, experience and value of each client.

I belong to the following institutes and professional bodies: UKCP; BACP; Metanoia Institute; IARTA; and EATA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

An initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and see whether we feel we would work well together. I run an initial assessment to understand a bit more about you and what you want from therapy and it is an ideal time for you to ask any questions you might have about counselling or the way I work. This session is chargeable at my weekly rate. If you would prefer to have a phone call before booking this in, just let me know.

Individual Psychotherapy: £60.00 per session

Weekly, or twice weekly, counselling provides an opportunity to develop a working alliance in which we can make meaning from your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We can process, at your pace, challenges and experiences that may have seemed insurmountable or overwhelming, and explore options for growth. Therapy is a collaborative process, so the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of facilitating change.

Couples / Family / Relationship Counselling: £70.00 per session

Relationship counselling provides a dynamic in which to explore difficulties experienced within a couple or pair. This form of therapy involves identifying and learning about unhelpful repetitive behaviours, and developing tools for an alternative. It also provides a non-judgemental, objective space to speak honestly together.

Couples counselling can be of huge benefit in many situations or stage of your relationship. For example, therapy is a resource that can be used whether parties are dedicated to resolving current difficulties or looking for an amicable way to end a relationship or co-parent.

Whatever your reason for seeking relationship counselling, working with a qualified therapist provides a valuable opportunity to facilitate communication and change.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Availability

Monday - Thursday

New Road Psychotherapy
28 New Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1UG

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Unfortunately the premises I work from does not have wheelchair access, however I offer all clients the option to work via telephone and video call.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Jessica Levy

Jessica Levy