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Hove Counselling and Therapy

Hove Counselling and Therapy

Counselling with Catherine Sly in Brighton & Hove

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Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? Are you looking for a therapeutic experience that will not just help you manage or gain relief from those difficulties, but bring you to a better understanding of yourself and a deeper feeling of satisfaction with your life?

I am an integrative counsellor with three years experience offering long and short-term counselling to adults. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Therapy and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working to their ethical guidelines.

Integrative counselling is a model which combines counselling approaches, equipping me with a variety of tools to help you untangle your feelings and work through your problems. My approach is flexible enough to meet your needs whatever you are going through, and designed to adapt to your worldview.

You might be suffering with any of the difficulties listed below, or perhaps something harder to define: a feeling that something is not quite right with your life, or difficulty dealing with or moving on from a troubled relationship, with family, a friend or partner, or a bereavement. Counselling can help you deal with whatever it is that is causing you emotional distress or leaving you feeling out of sync with your true self.

My approach places equal value on:

  • the impact of your early experiences on who you are today
  • how you feel and what you are going through right now
  • your fears, hopes, and dreams for the future.

Some people are concerned about the process of therapy, what is expected of them and what it is ok for them to talk or ask about. My aim is to demystify the process so you feel able to talk freely about your experience, so I welcome questions and feedback from clients.

Others worry that going to therapy is self-indulgent, or wonder what the result will be of them spending time talking about themselves. In fact most clients find the insight they gain in therapy leaves them better able to communicate their feelings and needs. This, and seeing more clearly the changes they want to make in order to live a more fulfilling life, often has a positive impact on the client’s relationships.

I am currently practising near the Peace Statue on the border of Brighton & Hove, weekday daytimes only. The clinic is easily accessible by bus or on-street parking is available nearby. I offer a safe, confidential space, and a high standard of counselling care.

An initial meeting can be a useful way for you to consider whether I might be the right counsellor for you. It is important for you to feel comfortable with your therapist as the connection between you will make all the difference as to the success of the therapy, so I offer a first meeting at a reduced fee of £20. Regular weekly sessions cost £40 and last for 50 minutes.

Life is challenging and distressing for everyone at times. Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to get some help working out a way forward.

The process of finding a counsellor can feel overwhelming, but in doing so you are taking a big step towards gaining a better understanding of yourself and living your best life. It would be a privilege for me to go with you on that journey.

Please contact me if you would like to book a reduced-fee initial appointment or discuss your needs.

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