The Palmeira Practice
***Please note that we are now offering online and telephone counselling services***
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.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
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.