Sessions

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling to people over the age of 18.

There are a number of ways in which we can work together:

 

I have a practice room in Brighton, near Fiveways. It's a light and spacious room that lends itself well to working creatively if this is something you would like to do. The building is quiet and provides all the necessary facilities. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible and I am striving to find additional, more inclusive premises. 

I work part-time for the LGBTQ charity 'BourneOut' in Eastbourne, which is where I also meet with private clients. The charity is about a minute from the train station, provides necessary facilities and is sadly not wheelchair accessible. 

In addition to working in the therapy room, I also offer Outdoor Therapy in Stanmer Park. I think most of us are aware of the benefits of spending time in nature and with so many lovely places nearby, it seems to an obvious choice to take therapy outside! I have chosen Stanmer Park as it is accessible by car and by bus, and it provides us with woodlands as well as wide-open spaces. Outdoor Counselling can be a walk or spending time together talking on a bench or sitting under a tree. It's a really individual approach and like everything else in therapy, one size does not fit all and there is room for exploration. We will meet in person or online prior to our first outdoor session, in order to discuss confidentiality and any concerns or questions you may have about working in this way.

An additional way of working together is online, via Zoom. Working online can be very practical and time-efficient as there is no commute and we can speak from the comfort of your own home. This can be particularly useful if you find accessing therapy rooms difficult due to accessibility issues, if you suffer from chronic health problems or you prefer to speak to a counsellor who is not from your local area. 

 

 

Sessions are weekly, on the same day and at the same time each week.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and I charge £50 per session. I also offer a sliding scale to make counselling more accessible for people on a low income or in receipt of benefits. Please speak to me about availability if this applies to you. 

I believe it is really important that you find the therapist that is right for you. I offer a free 15-minute phone call to help us establish whether we are a good fit. 

Please get in touch if you have any further questions!

Patricia Gough, Brighton & Hove | patriciagough.counselling@outlook.com | 07975 958075

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