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Psychotherapy and Counselling Service BSc Hons - Reg MBACP

About me

I am an Integrative/Holistic therapist and I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling, incorporating Mindfulness, Meditation and wellbeing sessions.

When you are experiencing thoughts and feelings that you are not able to process alone, counselling/psychotherapy can be a way of making sense of them and helping you to move forward with your life.
I have a genuine and warm character and real desire to help you. Whatever your issue, a long term problem, an immediate crisis or if you are just feeling stuck. I am able to offer you a calm space where you have the opportunity to explore what has prompted you to seek counselling.

I hold clinics in Crawley and Hove both locations are close to transport links and my Crawley practice has free parking. The Hove practice is close to on street meter parking. Please inform me in which location you wish to see me when you submit your enquiry.

Some of the areas of counselling clients come to see me about include:  Anxiety,  Couples counselling, Depression, Family issues, Feeling sad, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Low self confidence, Low self esteem, Panic attacks, Social anxiety, Disassociation, Relationship Issues, Affairs and betrayals, Addictions, Anger management, Self Harm, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, (please see full list below)

I aim to help clients gain a healthy work/life balance and offer exam stress relief techniques to students. At the end of our sessions you will have a 'tool box' to take with you as you continue your journey through life.

I am experienced in working with both one to one and couples counselling. I will work with you in an Integrative/Holistic way.  Drawing from different models of therapy allows me to tailor each session to your particular needs. Sessions can be long term/short term/time bonded.

I have worked with young people in a special educational setting for over 10 years and have volunteered with a charity that offered counselling to young people age between 14 - 25. I have also volunteered with a cancer charity supporting both those with a diagnosis of cancer and their families.

Please view my reviews on Google maps and on my website. www.counsellingkbrown.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Therapies offered  
  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy 
  • Psychodynamic
  • Integrative/holistic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Addiction(s)
  • Self care

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling and psychology  - University of East London
  • Diploma in Applied Social Science - Open University
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care - Open University
  • Foundation certificate in Person Centered Therapy - East Surrey College
  • Certificate in working with children and young people - Open University

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines. I attend regular supervision and I am committed to my professional development. Please feel free to ask about the many courses I have attended.


Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Free parking in Crawley. On road meter parking in Hove

All sessions are for 45 - 50 minutes - After the initial session I require that clients agree to no breaks during the first 6 sessions of therapy.

Individuals £60 session 45 - 50 minutes
Couples - £80 per session 45 - 50 minutes
Accepted payment -  currently BACS

I am able to offer concessions for daytime appointments

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 9 am - 8 pm 

Saturday 10am - 1 pm
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Further information

During the summer months I am able to offer appointments outside. Walking therapy can be a very calming way to talking about issues that are distressing. Not having the face to face contact can help you feel more relaxed is talking about distressing topics. 

Crawley, West Sussex, RH10

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Online platforms

Whatsapp