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About me

Coming to counselling allows you to the space and time to think deeply about yourself and your relationships. I hope to help you do this in a warm, open and thoughtful way. The focus of our sessions is your needs which we will talk about throughout our work. We may consider patterns of relating to others, particularly those patterns of which you are unaware. Often our work together will explore how past experiences might be affecting the present.

I can help you work through a range of difficulties - my experience includes relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, parenting and bereavement. This can be on a short-term or long-term basis.

Sessions typically take place at a fixed time, once a week and last for 50 minutes. Our work can be on a short-term or long-term basis. I use practice rooms in two Brighton and Hove locations - near Seven Dials and in the Fiveways area.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work in private practice and in charitable organisations in the Brighton area

As well as holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, I am a Cambridge graduate and have a further degree in Psychology.

Member organisations


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

Parenting issues

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40 per session


I have availability during the week including some evening appointments.

360b Ditchling Road

Phoenix Therapy Practice
2 Osmond Road

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Rachael McKeown

Rachael McKeown