Paul Vernon

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Available for new clients
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Brighton, BN2 5TG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m a registered and accredited therapist with over 16 years experience of working with adults, young people, couples and families. I offer a secure and confidential space where we can address and navigate the concerns you bring, and together we'll delve into the impact of past events on your current life and relationships.

My style is compassionate and non-judgemental but challenging enough to ensure positive change can occur. I will adapt my style, approach and methods according to your needs or situation, and I will work at your pace. My counselling approach has emphasis on the ways in which we relate to each other, so establishing a good, collaborative therapeutic relationship is a priority.

By unlocking past or buried feelings - that maybe outside conscious awareness, we can often free or release emotions and negative repeated behavioural patterns. Hopefully you will start to put your history, thoughts, feelings and relationship patterns into a clearer picture and find new or refreshed meaning in your life. 

I take an integrative approach, meaning I draw on different techniques from psychodynamic and systemic family therapy, then once the past begins to become clearer I often integrate additional therapeutic methods such as Narrative Therapy (NT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT). This helps to free distressing patterns and frees you to move into a happier and more fulfilling way of being. It allows more creative flow, broadens perspective and brings more optimism to the future. I also have extensive experience of working with trauma, addiction and anger management.

I have worked in many different therapeutic settings within the NHS, several clinical organisations and in private practice. I have worked extensively with professionals working in mental health, including consultants, therapists, coaches, doctors, nurses, psychologists and those in training.

I work in a very safe, pleasant and private consulting room in Kemptown, Brighton, or globally online.

I am fully insured and registered to work with insurance company referred clients. 

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR Therapy.  EMDR Masterclass.

Autism Awareness Training.  Clear Links. 

Senior Psychodynamic and Systemic Therapist.  Stepping Stones Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

CPOMS Safeguarding Training.  Diocese of Chichester. 

Systemic Team.  CAMHS East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Family, Individual and Organisations Therapy.  Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

General Data Protection Regulation Training.  Diocese of Chichester. 

Graduate Certificate in Systemic Family, Individual and Organisations Therapy.  Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Specialist Mental Health Mentor.  Clear Links. 

Counsellor.  Diocese of Chichester. 

Graduate Certificate in Couples Counselling.  Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Counsellor.  Families PLUS, Sussex Central YMCA.

Certificate in Safeguarding Adults under the Care Act.  YMCA. 

Certificate in Safeguarding Children.  YMCA. 

Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counsellor.  CRI NHS Foundation Trust.

Counsellor and Clinical Assessor.  Rock Clinic, Brighton. 

Assessment, PHQ, GAD and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE) training.  Rock Clinic, Brighton. 

Certificate in Safeguarding Adults at Risk.  Brighton and Hove City Council.

Certificates in Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselling.  CRI Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  University of Brighton.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£80.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individuals: £80 - £90 per session, dependant on what you feel can afford.
Couples and Families: £100 - £120 for 60 minutes, dependant on what you feel can afford. 

When I work

Some availability during daytime, evenings and weekends.

Brighton, BN2 5TG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Paul Vernon
Paul Vernon