Timothy Park, Addiction Therapist, MBACP, PGDip
I provide online counselling or face to face sessions in Brighton and Hove and offer a free initial phone appointment. To arrange this please call or email me.
If you are struggling with an addiction it will often make no sense to you, to your family, or to your friends. If it carries on, it may become difficult to manage, feel beyond your control and you might realise this has become a problem. This is definitely a good time for you to contact me for help and support. You are not alone, I understand your dilemma and I am here for you. I have supported lots of people in their journey to free themselves from their struggles and self destructive behaviour. Book in for your free telephone session to experience how I work and to see if we are a good fit.
Counselling with me is collaborative, my job is to listen and to provide an environment where you feel safe enough to process your inner thoughts and feelings. This provides an opportunity to clarify issues, to identify barriers to change, to set goals, and to develop coping skills to address your challenges. The overall goal is to help you live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
I combine various approaches that are tailored around your individual needs. The process starts with a look at the particular behaviour that you are struggling with and and how it can be managed or stopped. At the same time we will explore what is at the root of your desire to change the way you feel and will do so by looking at all aspects of your life both in the present and in the past.
In my experience of working with therapy clients, it is usually the case that addictions are a symptom of underlying, often deeply rooted issues. Work with me will therefore start by finding ways to stop or manage the behaviour whilst exploring what are the roots of the behaviour that has led you to seek help.
I truly love this work and bring my experience, passion and creativity to each session. There are not usually any 'quick fixes’ when addressing addictive behaviour or other issues, but if you commit yourself to make changes you really can become an improved version of who you are.
Be assured that I work in accordance with BACP professional standards and value your confidentiality.
Those who have addictions often try to manage their behaviour alone and typically struggle to do so. Often families are baffled and confused about their loved ones behaviour and may themselves become negatively affected by it. Some people who have addictions realise that there is a problem whilst others carry on in a state of personal denial that often deepens the problem.
Whatever your situation I can help you to sort through the confusion that you might be feeling and to make sense of what has been happening. I will assist you in understanding what lies at the root of why you have been attempting to change the way you feel and I can offer sustainable solutions that can keep you free of addiction.
I work with family members who are struggling with the behaviour of a loved one. It is often the case that a 'parallel process' occurs for the loved ones of addicted people. I understand the difficulties you might be having and have worked extensively with those that have a person close to them who struggles with an addiction. Please email or call for more information.
I am very experienced in delivering treatment programmes and offer a bespoke addiction treatment programme for those that are not able to commit to a residential service provider. This can be based on a 12 step model or can be tailored to promote a healthier relationship with the behaviour that has been problematic. This is more intense than a standard arrangement and usually involves written work and a much higher level of contact as compared to a weekly counselling session. Please email or call for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma, Addiction Psychology and Counselling, London South Bank University 2014.
My experience as a therapist includes working with organisations in the public and private sectors, including the prison system and residential facilities, as well as running my own private practice.
My recent professional development has included training in various 'new wave' CBT therapeutic approaches and I am trained in the 'Trauma Informed Care' approach.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Currently offering free initial consultations on FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or on the telephone
Ongoing appointments: £50
Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc: £50
Sessions last 50 minutes
Concessions offered for
I have availability in the evening and all day Friday. I also have space on Saturday mornings. Please email or call to arrange (if I don’t answer please leave a message).