Nicola Stephenson (BA Hons, PG Dip, MSc)

Nicola Stephenson (BA Hons, PG Dip, MSc)

26 Elizabeth Avenue
East Sussex

07954 428214

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26 Elizabeth Avenue
East Sussex

07954 428214

About me

Life by its very nature can be pretty challenging and from time to time we all need to reach out for help. At heart we are social creatures and it is very natural to want to find someone to talk to about your problems. As a psychotherapist I can provide you with a safe and confidential space in which to find your voice and tell your story. Whether you wish to address a specific, painful issue or talk about more general feelings of anxiety, the simple act of sharing your struggles can be tremendously healing and often brings immediate relief. Or you might be lacking energy and motivation and need help regaining your zest for, and direction, in life. You may have lost your enthusiasm for your relationship or your job and wish to explore new avenues. Or you may simply wish to embark upon a fascinating, exploratory journey of self-discovery. Whichever it is, greater self awareness gained from within the warmth, kindness and safety of the therapeutic relationship can lead to a vast improvement in your overall sense of well-being. As you gradually begin to reconnect with who you really are, you will feel empowered to make much healthier decisions for yourself. This is likely to leave you feeling stronger, calmer and more confident.

The hardest hurdle to overcome is recognising that you need help. This is important because the sooner you address the problem, the sooner you will find relief from your struggles, and the better that is for your overall health. The next step is to find a good therapist.The most effective therapeutic relationships are those that help you feel safe and secure. The best way to find out if I am the right therapist for you is to come and see me and have a chat. I charge £30 for a 50 minute introductory consultation. If you'd like to know more about the way I work please take a look at my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

As a European Business graduate (1990: BA Hons) I enjoyed a long career in the travel industry where I gained many years experience managing, coaching and training individuals in the work place. This proved to be an excellent foundation for my second career in counselling and psychotherapy which I first embarked upon in 2010. Now qualified as a Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (2016: PG Dip) and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy (2018: MSc), I have spent the last few years working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice. Along the way I have worked for a variety of local charities and counselling agencies including Breakeven, based in Brighton, where for several years I assisted clients struggling with gambling addiction. As part of my continual professional development I regularly attend professional training courses and workshops covering a broad range of topics. As a registered member of both the BACP and the UKCP I adhere to a formal, professional framework of legal and ethical best practice.

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50-minute sessions costs £50 for individuals and £70 for couples

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 6WG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available during the daytime week days only. .

Types of client

Young people
Older adults