Veda Tester

Brighton, BN1 1UG
07456561117
Brighton, BN1 1UG

About me

I invite you to be heard  with empathy,  with acceptance of you, whatever you bring, with honesty and without judgement. I hope to create a space you feel safe to explore, to be curious about your internal world and feel able to express yourself without fear. I will walk by your side through the journey of your self-development, and will endeavour to see the world as you do with the aim of finding clarity, acceptance, self-empowerment, self-love - whatever it is you would like to bring into your life going forward.

Person Centred Therapy is a non-directive approach, which means you will be free to discuss anything you feel you need to, and the sessions will flow to wherever they need to, we don't need to go through your childhood with a nit comb or speak about your relationship with your parents, unless that's what you want to do! Carl Rogers (the guy who brought person centred therapy to the world) believed our childhoods and relationships to significant others create a blueprint through which we view ourselves and the world around us, sometimes the messages we've taken from childhood are helpful, and sometimes unhelpful. As adults we can revisit these messages or beliefs and transform them.

My hope is that I can assist you in this.

In our first session we will explore what you are hoping to achieve through your therapeutic journey, and get a feel to whether we will work well together. Our relationship is an important factor in the therapeutic process and can shine a light on how you relate in the world outside as well as how you relate to yourself. Learning to be in a relationship where you can fully express your needs, desires, values and beliefs can feel scary and can take time, however learning to be with another in this way can unlock the potential to feel freer and more whole.

I work with creativity, play and expressive arts to engage with the unconscious self with the belief that the process of creativity is an integral part of being a human. This method of working can sometimes produce surprising insights however I realise creativity itself can feel challenging and so whether these are used is completely up to you, this is your journey after all!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Person Centred Counsellor BSc (hons) and FdSc
  • Creative and expressive art enthusiast
  • Influences from Existential philosophy and Focusing Oriented Therapy

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.

Fees

Initial 50 min session £15
Weekly 50 min session £45
Concessions are considered and can be discussed in the initial session.

28 New Road
New Road Psychotherapy
Brighton
BN1 1UG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

The clinic I work from is a maisonette and so there are stairs, I tend to work on the top floor, and so if you would like to see me and feel unable to climb too many stairs please mention this and we can meet in a closer to ground floor room.

Availability

week days and Thursday evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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