Lynn Brown MBACP
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor with a private practice in Lewes and Brighton. I provide a safe and supportive space in which to confidentially explore whatever is troubling you.
My training comes from the psychodynamic tradition, which recognises that our sense of self, how we relate with others, and the choices we make are shaped by early relationships and past experiences.
Counselling can lead to lasting change through a deepened understanding of these underlying influences, and sense of freedom that comes with such self-awareness. Moving towards a happier and more fulfilling life sometimes requires looking back. I offer to journey with you to gain meaningful insights, help make sense of where you are at now, and develop new perspectives to take forward.
Finding a therapist and beginning counselling can feel daunting and we all have different needs. Most important is what feels right for you. If you think you might be interested in having counselling with me, or if you are unsure and would like to find out more, please do get in touch. We can arrange an initial consultation to talk about your expectations and see if I am someone that you feel comfortable talking to.
I generally work in-depth with my clients on an open-ended basis, however, depending on your needs you are welcome to have a few sessions before deciding whether to continue on a longer term, or in order to do some short-term focused work on a specific issue.
I have worked with people from various social and cultural backgrounds, and have helped with a wide range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Dip Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Brighton University)
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Chichester Counselling Service)
- BA (Hons), MA, MSc (Social Anthropology, Sussex University)
- Counsellor at the Rock Clinic Association
- Counsellor in private practise
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
With a background in academia and research, I have experience and understanding of the emotional and practical difficulties students can face. I am also aware that there are specific needs and emotional consequences that can be experienced as a result of having dyslexia.
My research interests include identity and selfhood, the social and cultural context of gender, sexuality, race, and class, and how the positioning and interplay of these social markers influence our sense of self, agency and self-worth.
£45 (initial session £25).
Some concessions are available for students and those on a lower income.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Maps & Directions
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