Rampion Counselling & Psychotherapy | LGBTQ+ | Brighton, Hove & Lewes
We are a counselling and psychotherapy practice in Brighton & Hove, offering an affirmative, inclusive and confidential service to anyone who might be facing a life challenge or mental health issue. We are named after the Sussex county flower and “Pride of Sussex”, the rampion. At different points in our lives any of us might have felt lost, distressed, anxious, confused or depressed. Whether or not we know what feels wrong in our lives, we may need to reach out for some space and support to help us make sense of things and find a way through. We can be knocked sideways by grief, betrayal, change or trauma, and we don't have to face these challenges alone.
We all identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, but we work with everyone: all situations, identities, religions, abilities and cultural backgrounds. Our therapy approach is grounded in a deep respect for Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) which applies to everyone. This means the whole spectrum of relationship styles and masculine/feminine identities, and also includes people who identify as LGBTQ+ (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, non-binary, etc), and friends, family and partners of people who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender.
Contemplating counselling takes courage and asking someone for support can be scary and unknown, particularly at a time when you might be feeling fragile. We believe in the benefits to be gained through our own experiences of being in the client’s chair, and also through seeing the improvements in well-being, confidence and awareness in the people we have had the privilege of counselling. It might sound clichéd, but we believe that you are the best source of solutions to your problems, and rather than handing over advice, we will support you in finding your own insight and answers.
Steps to accessing counselling
Visit our website (link at the top of this page) and have a read through our therapists' individual pages, and get in touch with one of us directly with any inquiries or questions, or to arrange an introductory session. Your first session is a good opportunity for you to ask questions, and to discuss what brings you to therapy, any goals you may have, and how you and the therapist might work together. It is important that you find a therapist who you feel comfortable with and feel a connection with. We have a wide range of counselling experience, and an assortment of working styles, availability and fees.
If you are happy to work with us, then we have weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes, usually at the same time every week. We offer both short-term and long-term counselling, but we will always be guided by what you feel is right for you. We value accessibility and inclusivity, so please let us know any requirements for accessible therapy rooms (e.g. step-free access) and we will do our best to accommodate these. We also aim to work in a way that is as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
We are all qualified counsellors and/or psychotherapists to at least Postgraduate Diploma level and are Registered members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), or other professional body. We are fully insured, and attend regular supervision, on-going training and continuing professional development to ensure that our service is of the highest professional and ethical standards. Our counsellors have each undergone a wide range of different training and development courses, including Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity (GSRD), LGBTQ+ affirmative practice, Trans Awareness, ASIST Suicide Intervention, and Sand Tray Work. Visit our therapists' individual pages on the Rampion website to find out more.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)
- LGBTQ+ and queer issues
- Life transitions
- Non-binary and transgender identities
- BDSM and kink
- Monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships
- Sex work
- 1:1 sessions range from £35-50 per session.
- Couples/relationship therapy is offered by one of our counsellors at £60 per session.
- Discounted first meetings and concessions based on individual circumstances are available.
Please visit our website to read more about each of our therapists' individual fees.
We take your confidentiality, privacy and safety very seriously. We each collect, process and store your personal information and client records in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. We are also bound by our professional body’s (BACP) guidelines on protecting client confidentiality and privacy. Each therapist will explain to you what data they collect and why, how and for how long they store it, situations when others might need access to it (e.g. when you or others are at risk of harm), and your rights regarding gaining access to your data. For more information on the GDPR standards we follow, visit: ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/