The Palmeira Practice
2a Church Road
The Palmeira Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is an independent therapy practice staffed by a team of qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.
Collectively our therapists have many decades of experience in helping people from all walks of life who are experiencing emotional distress or trauma. Most of our therapists also have particular experience of working with young people aged 16 to 28 years of age.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential place where you can begin to address unresolved or painful issues and feelings that are weighing you down. The process of therapy can be challenging and hard work, but the benefits can be measurable: a tangible improvement in physical and mental well-being, increased confidence and sense of emotional resilience, and a greater ability to recognise and manage feelings and difficult situations.
People seek out counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons, including:
Abuse (childhood or adult)
Addiction (of any type)
Anxiety, stress, compulsive worrying
Bullying (school, home, workplace)
Developmental disorders (autism, aspergers)
Disability or Ill-health
Low self-confidence/ self-esteem
Loss (bereavement, divorce, redundancy, separation issues, etc)
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Panic attacks and phobias
Relationship issues (past or present)
Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Transitions (through adolescence, mid-life, redundancy, etc)
Trauma (childhood or adult)
Work related stress
Our therapists are trained and experienced in aiding you with any of these matters, and more.
We have a therapist available to meet with you Mondays to Saturdays at various times during the morning, afternoon or evening. We aim to find a time that is right for you. Come and see us for counselling in Brighton and Hove.
Training, qualifications & experience
All the therapists at the Palmeira Practice are qualified in counselling and/or psychotherapy and are professional members of either the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), or other professional accrediting bodies. All therapists at The Palmeira Practice are committed to on-going training and professional development, and are fully insured.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
- 16/06/18 - Art as therapy
- 23/06/18 - Sex on the rocks: When passion cools in long term relationships
- 07/07/18 - Speaking through the skin: Self-harm and its meanings
- 14/07/18 - Narcissists and their children: made not born
- 15/09/18 - We are all body psychotherapists: a day with Nick Totton
- 29/09/18 - Clinical Encounters: Aims and Underlying Theory with Susie Orbach
Fees are negotiated with each therapist and are within the range of £40-£50 per 50 minute session.
Individual therapists may operate concessionary fees relating to income or time of day (evening appointments may be more expensive).
Initial appointments or consultations are sometimes at half-fee, depending on the therapist. Your therapist will make this clear before your first appointment.
The Palmeira Practice website contains lots of resources and articles on issues that may be of importance to you, for example, on how to afford counselling, the causes of stress for young people, anger, supporting men to seek counselling, how technology affects us, dealing with anxiety, and many more.
Some of our recent articles:
Parenting during early adolescence - helping parents to better understanding what's happening biologically and emotionally to young adolescents, and what kind of role they should play in their children's lives at that point.
The Inner Critic - a look at how to turn one's inner critic into an ally.
What is trauma counselling? - insights into trauma, PTSD, and how counselling can support those experiencing it.
The Palmeira Practice is also run by Brighton Therapy Partnership, who provide CPD and training for counsellors and psychotherapists. This includes articles to help support counsellors on a range of issues. Recent articles include:
Counselling for addiction - understand the psychodynamics of addiction, and how to work with clients who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
Domestic violence counselling - examines how counsellors should respond to issues of domestic violence with their clients, whether they're victims of perpetrators.
Perspectives on Interpretation - three experts (Patrick Casement, Maggie Turp, and Aaron Balick) give their views on interpretation within counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The Palmeira Practice counsellors are available morning to evening, Monday-Sunday
Types of client