Looking for a counsellor in Brighton & Hove?

People come to counselling for many reasons. For some, sadness, anxiety or self doubt can suddenly seem to well up out of nowhere. For others, they may feel like a familiar and unwelcome companion.

Perhaps a relationship has become difficult – perhaps it always has been. Someone close leaves or dies. Situations at home or work change and it’s hard to adjust.

Sometimes life just rushes by and who we are, and what we want, gets lost along the way.

If you would like to explore what’s troubling you with a trained therapist in a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere, take a look at the ‘About me’ section of this website and see if my approach sounds right for you.

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Fiona Whiteman MBACP (accred)

07510 993409

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About me

As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, I offer a safe and creative space for clients to discover new ways to cope with or change those aspects of their lives that are distressing or unsatisfying.

I believe that gaining a better understanding of ourselves, with all our vulnerabilities and strengths, can help us make choices that serve us better and strengthen our ability to meet life’s challenges. I work alongside my clients to find a way through their current concerns that is helpful to them now and that they can draw on in the future.

My core training is psychodynamic.  I believe that having an awareness of where our present behaviour has been unconsciously influenced by past experiences frees up more choices and helps us to avoid repeating patterns of behaviour that end up causing us pain. I also draw on techniques from post-qualification workshops and training in, for example, trauma therapy and CBT skills.

I work both long and short-term on a one-to-one basis with a diverse range of adults of all ages. As well as offering more general counselling, I am experienced in working with issues relating to abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity, loss, personal development, relationships, self esteem, and stress.

Feel free to get in touch for an initial chat over the phone about working with me or about counselling generally – tel: 07510 993409 –  if I’m not able to take your call at the time, I will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also contact me by email.

Qualifications

BA (hons) 1981

NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory, 2008

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, 2010

Certificate in CBT Skills, 2015

UKATA Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101, 2016

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practise under their code of ethics. I am also a member of Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy (SCAP). I hold an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Certificate.

Fees

Initial consultation: £45. This 50-minute assessment session provides an opportunity for us to ensure that my approach is best suited to your needs and to see whether you would feel comfortable working with me. You may wish to take some time after the session to think about whether this feels right for you – there is no obligation to return.

Ongoing individual therapy: Standard fee of £45 per weekly 50-minute session. Lower waged/concessions: £40 per week (limited availability).

Cancellations: Clients are required to give one week’s notice for all cancellations.

Locations

I practise from comfortable private consulting rooms next to Preston Park railway station in Brighton.

I also see clients at the Rock Clinic in Brighton (BN1 and BN2).

All locations are easily accessed by public transport, and have metered or on-street parking nearby.

Contact

If you would like more information or to arrange an initial consultation, please get in touch by phone or email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tel: 07510 993409

Email: fionawhitemancounselling@outlook.com