Thaddeus (or Thad) Hickman - MBACP
How you feel in counselling sessions is key to the success of your therapy. This is why it's vital that you feel comfortable as we confidentially explore the issues that you find difficult to talk about. From there we can start to explore these issues more deeply and what may be possible ways forward.
I’m a fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor. My approach is non-judgemental and empathic and caters to the individual needs of each client. I’ve worked with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, mens' issues, stress, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement. My specialism is working with adults one-to-one.
The counselling process
Through exploring your worries and underlying issues, you'll gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns. You will build self-awareness and ways of coping to more effectively deal with the issues that have troubled you. This will also put you in a better position to have more say in what you do with your life and how to make the kind of changes you seek.
My humanistic approach is based on the belief that each person has the ability within them to not only change themselves but to change themselves in the way that is best for them. One aim of our therapy together therefore would be to help you reconnect with this vital aspect of yourself. This will make you more connected to your own needs and chosen responses - in the present and the future.
I’ve been trained in various therapeutic schools (this is called an 'integrative' approach). This enables me to tailor the therapy to the specific needs of each client.
I work both short and longer-term with clients, depending on individual need. For longer-term work we aim to understand how your deeper past has psychologically affected your development. With this knowledge, we can help you adapt for the better in the present.
Contact me to arrange an initial session. We'll discuss what's brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of our time together. And if you decide you would like to continue with me, we'll discuss weekly timings that would work for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling (including Psychodynamic Counselling)
Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling
- Bereavement counselling
- Existential psychotherapy
- Narrative therapy
- Mindfulness in therapy
- Time-limited counselling
As well as my Brighton private practice, I've spent the past few years working for a large South-West London counselling service supporting clients with a wide-range of issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
- £50 per weekly session (each session is 50 minutes).
- The initial consultation is half price at £25.
- £65 per weekly session (each session is 50 minutes).
- The initial consultation is half price at £32.50.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have evening availability. Please contact me for further details.
Types of client