Ruth Hazelton MSc COSRT (Accredited) MBACP(reg)
Hello and welcome
If you are reading this then I am guessing that you are looking for somebody to talk to. I can offer you a private, confidential and friendly place to come and talk through whatever is worrying you.
You can contact me easily by email or phone, all details are on this page. It is fine for you to book a one off session to see if I can offer the kind of counselling you need.
I am an integrative Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist, this means that I do not work from one theoretical model. My aim is to work with you in the way that feels most comfortable and makes most sense to you.
I use a mix of talking and behavioural therapies, so sometimes I might ask you to undertake some activities at home between sessions.
I believe that the best outcomes are produced through working collaboratively. I will work alongside you to help you to make sense of your problems and to find ways to improve your quality of life.
Who I can work with
I work with individuals and couples who are having relationship problems or problems in forming or maintaining relationships.
I offer help and support to parents and step-parents. I have experience of working with children and can offer help to young people.
I work with indivduals who are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or other problems affecting quality of life or people who want to understand more about themselves, their behaviour, thought processes and mood swings
I have clinical supervision sessions available for Counsellors and Psychosexual Therapists, please contact me for further details.
I offer Psychosexual Therapy to couples and individuals who have problems with sexual function,( physical things like trouble with erections, pain and discomfort and vaginismus) or more psychological problems around sex, anxieties about forming relationships and becoming sexual, questions about your own sexuality, trauma from past abuse, and loss of desire.
I am very aware that for couples facing long term disability it can be very difficult to re-connect or maintain an intimate relationship. I am happy to offer support and therapy to help you through. I can sometimes make home visits.
Pre-bereavement & bereavement counselling
For couples or individuals who find themselves or their partner facing a terminal or life limiting diagnosis I offer help with pre-bereavment issues. It is very hard for some couples to stay close and intimate when undergoing treatment or adjusting to the idea of loss. I can help you to talk about this and keep the relationship strong. I can sometimes make home visits.
I work with individuals or couples who have experienced the loss of a family member, partner or friend. I will help you to come to terms with loss and find a way through.
Anxiety, depression & mood swings
I also have many years of experience in working with people who suffer from anxiety depression and the mood swings that can go wth this. I offer a mix of listening, talking and behavioural support to help you to gain confidence and the ability to control unhelpful thoughts.
Where to find me
I am based in Woodingdean on the edge of Brighton. Easy access from town centre by bus, 2 and 22, 5 minute level walk from bus-stop. Ample free, unrestricted parking on street nearby. Close to A27. Can be reached easily from Lewes, Hove, Worthing or from Peacehaven, Saltdean,Ovingdean and beyond.
The first appointment costs £25 for couples £20 for individuals and £10 for those on low income and students
Further sessions cost £60 for couples £50 individuals £25 for those on low income and students. (Limited number of spaces available)
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, Post-graduate Certificate Child Focused Systemic Practice.
I have 15 years of experience in working with couples and individuals.
I trained with Relate, TCCR (Tavistock Relationships) and The Institute of Family Therapy
I attend regular training days for continuing professional development.
I am currently training to be a clinical supervisor and have vacancies for supervisees.
I am an accredited member of COSRT and a registered member of BACP
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Psychosexual therapy Pre-bereavement counselling
Initial appointment £20 or £25 special rate for those on low income and students
Further sessions £60 for couples
£50 for individuals
Limited sessions available to students and those on very low income £25.00
Please do ask about fees if you are unable to afford the full rate. I try to be flexible.
Fees for Supervision, please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening slots available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative supervisor.View supervision profile