Sam Berey MBACP, anxiety, trauma and bereavement specialist

Sam Berey MBACP, anxiety, trauma and bereavement specialist

198 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2DJ

Brighton Therapy Practice
9a Prince's Street
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 1RD

07933 916195

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I specialise in working with anxiety and depression, trauma, bereavement and loss and relationship issues. I work both short and long term with clients. My practice is inclusive.

Clients typically come to me because they are experiencing feelings of internal conflict. They feel ‘out-of-sorts’ with themselves, feel anxious or overwhelmed. If this is your experience, then please get in contact.

I specialise in helping clients:

    * Manage anxiety and overwhelming emotions to feel more in control

    * Change low-self-esteem & self-judgement to self-understanding & compassion

    * Take action to become unstuck

    * Overcome fear of decision making

    * Quieten negative and critical internal voices

    * Counter feelings of isolation and withdrawal

    * Become more settled within themselves and their world

    * Soothe body tensions and stress

    * Develop resilience by re-connecting with internal resources

How I work

Your experience of internal conflict is your sense that things are not right - that things need attention. As your counsellor, I will guide you to reconnect with yourself to help you make sense of these feelings and restore your own internal balance.

I work as a Gestalt Counsellor/Psychotherapist. My work is informed by neurobiological research around how we respond to difficult and traumatic experiences and attachment theory, essentially the theory on how we form relationships.

In our work, I will guide you to reconnect and support aspects of yourself that may be reliving the past, in way that is safe and non re-traumatising. I will guide you to reconnect with yourself to help you make sense of these feelings and restore your own internal balance.

I will help you integrate difficult feelings and experiences to calm your feelings of anxiety and worry. At all times I am guided by you. We will work at your pace and trust your intuitive understanding of what is right for you.

What to expect

I offer an initial 50 minute assessment session at £10 as an opportunity for you to explore what you wish to gain from counselling and so that you can get an experience of me and how we might work together.

Following this, sessions are typically weekly, for 50 minutes. We will aim to find a regular time slot that works for us both. I typically have some slots available during the day, some evenings and Saturday’s.

​​I believe strongly that counselling should be accessible to all and so I offer a limited number of low-cost, concessionary spaces within my practice. Please contact me to enquire about current availability for these.

Where I work

I work on Church Road in Hove, near the Hove Tesco's, George Street and Hove Library. My counselling rooms are disability accessible.

I also work at the Brighton Therapy Practice, located in the centre of Brighton, near the Brighton Pavilion. My rooms are easily accessible by public transport and parking is available nearby.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton and I have a Certificate in Counselling from the University of Chichester.

I am also trained as a bereavement counsellor and am ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). I have undergone specialist trauma training with Dr Janina Fisher, a leading expert on working with and integrating trauma.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold full, professional liability insurance.

I have worked with CRI (now CGL) supporting homeless people in Brighton and Hove. I have also worked in a variety of commercial roles, in sales and marketing, management and business consultancy. This has given me a wide experience working with work and career, such as successfully achieving career changes and work - life balance.

In accordance with BACP guidelines, I am committed to continuous professional development through training courses, workshops, personal therapy and supervision.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer an initial 50 minute assessment session at £10 as an opportunity for you to explore what you wish to gain from counselling and so that you can get an experience of me and how we might work together.

Following this, I charge £50 per-session. Sessions are typically weekly and last for 50 minutes. I also offer a few low-cost spaces for clients on limited incomes.

Please contact me by either phone or email and I will respond as soon as I am able and certainly within 24 hours. As I am often with clients please leave an answerphone message.

Further information

Hove:

My counselling rooms are disability accessible.

Located on Church Road in Hove, near the Hove Tesco's, George Street and Hove Library. This is around 10 minutes walk from Hove train station.

Bus routes 1, 1A, 6, 49 and 60 stop outside. Routes 7, 21, 21A and the Coastliner 700 all stop nearby.

Street parking is available outside at £1 for an hour.

Brighton:

I work at the Brighton Therapy Practice, located in the centre of Brighton, near the Brighton Pavilion. My rooms are easily accessible by public transport and parking is available nearby.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 2DJ
Brighton, BN2 1RD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Available for daytime and evening appointments and Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults