Beccy Knights MBACP - Beach Hut Counselling
Thanks for stopping by.
My name's Beccy. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with adults and young people in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex.
Inevitably, there are difficult times in life. Experiences that may feel impossible to get through.
It takes tremendous courage to acknowledge you need help.
By seeking professional support, you are already taking an important first step.
I don't know what brings you to counselling but I do know the healing capacity a counselling relationship can offer. You do not have to go through it alone.
I can offer you a safe space where you feel accepted and truly listened to. My role is not to judge you or tell you what to do. I will not analyse or advise you. I may have suggestions to offer along the way but ultimately, I believe you are the expert of your world.
I will be honest with you at all times. I won’t hold all the answers but through the counselling relationship I will support you to feel empowered to access your own inner resources and find your own answers.
I am passionate about the work I do and am continually inspired by the people I meet. It is wonderful to see people take back control of their lives and start to believe in themselves again.
Some of the issues I can help you with are listed below. However, please don't think any problem is too small to bring to therapy. If it's bothering you, it's important.
- low self-esteem
- life transitions
- relationship/family issues
- parenting issues
- unhelpful thought patterns
- work/academic pressure
- being affected by someone else’s drug/alcohol use
- autism in the family
Feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together to help you make positive changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with many different people from all walks of life and currently see a mixture of both adults and young people in private practice.
I am also employed by Brighton University as a Specialist Mentor, offering individual support to students experiencing a diverse range of mental health issues.
Previously I have worked in schools and colleges for the nationwide charity Change, grow, live and Dialogue, the YMCA's local counselling service.
I have undertaken additional specialist training to work with bereavement and gained valuable experience working at a local hospice.
I have a degree in person-centred counselling from Brighton University and hold a fully enhanced DBS enabling me to work with children and adults.
I am a fully insured, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I attend regular clinical supervision to review my practice have a commitment to ongoing professional development. Some of the training and workshops I have attended are:
Gender and sexual identity
Understanding and valuing difference
Working with risky adolescents
Working with autism
Anxiety and depression in adolescence
ASIST: suicide intervention
Trauma and adolescentsBereavement and loss
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I offer an initial 50 minute introductory session for a reduced fee of £20.
It's an opportunity for you to see how you feel about working together and an opportunity to ask any questions.
Thereafter, the fee is £45 per 50-minute session.
Please note I am able to offer some concessions to students and those who are on a low-income.
Feel free to get in touch. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have on the phone, text or email. Please note that if I am an unable to respond straight away I will get back to you the same day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Some weekday and Saturday morning slots currently available
Types of client