Sessions

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling, on a 1:1 basis, to people over the age of 18.

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 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 a therapist who is right for you. I offer a free 15-minute phone call to help us establish whether we are a good fit. There is no pressure to commit, you don't have to make a decision on the day. 

 

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

This is my therapy room near Fiveways, in Brighton. It is light and spacious, and has a sandtray and other creative materials available. It is important to note that this building has a few steps and is therefore not wheelchair accessible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my other therapy room which is located near the Old Steine, in Central Brighton. This room is also light and spacious, and 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 the therapy room or online prior to our first outdoor session, in order to discuss confidentiality and any concerns or questions you may have about working outdoors.

An additional way of working together is online, via Zoom. Working online can be very practical and time-efficient. There is no commute to the therapy room 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. 

 

 

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

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