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About me

When did you last feel really listened to?
I'm an integrative counsellor and every part of what you bring is welcome without judgement. I offer a warm, compassionate and safe space where you can, at your own pace, start to find greater awareness. Communication problems are often established earlier in life and effect how we are able to value ourselves and others.

Whether you need to access individual counselling or have lost your way as a couple or family, it can be an opportunity to explore a more fulfilling way to move forward.

I have worked extensively in private practice with individuals, couples, families, NHS staff and university students with a range of issues. I also facilitate a secondary breast cancer support group.

Meet with me for a relaxed, lower cost initial session in Brighton therapy rooms or online.

Testimonials

I feel fortunate to have met Miriam at a particularly challenging time in my life. I felt safe and at east while delving into things for the first time. My head feels so much clearer and my outlook different. I highly recommend her and have passed on her details to numerous people. (RH)

We found Miriam warm, approachable and insightful. Our journey was tough at times, but she navigated us through it with skill and patience. There was a flexibility and flow that really helped the process. (R and R)

Miriam offered a safe space for us to understand and work through our feelings. She remained impartial, encouraging us to focus on positive progress whilst recognising our feelings as individuals. She helped us get to a much better place. (J and V)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Reg. Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • ASIST certificates in Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention, Self-harm
  • Extensive experience in Private Practice
  • Individual Counselling
  • Couple/Marriage Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Students at a local college
  • Hospital staff
  • Facilitator for Secondary Breast Cancer Support Group since March 2017

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

  • Couples and marriage counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • Parenting challenges (including children with special needs)
  • Teenagers (14+) and young people
  • Serious illness and the onward journey
  • Loss in its many forms

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Lower cost initial consultation so we can meet and discuss whether we might go on to work together.

£50 (50 minute sessions)

£65 couples and families

Concessionary rate for low income

Availability

Various morning, afternoon and evening slots available.
I offer Zoom or Skype, Zoom sessions as well as face to face.

Further information

Welcoming, central rooms with reliable parking nearby and on bus routes. 

Kemptown, Brighton
BN2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

DBS checked

There are stairs at the therapy rooms where I practise.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Miriam Unsworth

Miriam Unsworth