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Sam Berey MBACP, anxiety, trauma and bereavement specialist

Hove BN3 & Brighton BN2 07933 916195 07933 916195
Hove BN3 & Brighton BN2
07933 916195 07933 916195

About me

Due to the current health crisis, I am currently working online via video sessions using Zoom. This is easily accessible on a phone, tablet or desktop. It is a secure platform.

Due to the widespread financial impact of this crisis, I am also offering reduced cost places for those in financial need. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss fees.

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 and some evenings.

​​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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students

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.

198 Church Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 2DJ

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Available for daytime and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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