I’m a Gestalt counsellor/therapist living and working in Brighton and I offer a safe and confidential space to discuss those things that worry or concern you. There is easy access from Hove, Lewes and Worthing with free parking outside - and the bus stop is close by for local services.
I usually work face to face, but am mainly working online with Zoom during this Covid climate. I also offer Walk and Talk sessions for those who prefer closer contact.
Have a look at my latest blog article from the Guardian discussing the toll and challenges of lockdown when you live alone. What has life been like over the last year for people who do not share there home?
As with all therapy, developing a sense of safety and trust is important and I hope to quickly put you at ease so you can start talking about the issues that you have come to counselling to explore. In Gestalt Therapy, sessions are likened to exploratory discussions. Being listened to and being heard in an honest and caring therapeutic relationship without judgement, or advice or opinion being given can be healing for many. Everyone is different and I will work collaboratively with you, listening and learning how to understand your experiences, whilst offering you different perspectives to help you move on.
I encourage people to move from a state of coping and surviving, into one where they discover how to thrive, with compassion and kindness for themselves and the situations that they find themselves in. Clients usually come for between 6-12 sessions, but I also offer longer term counselling if required.
Through greater understanding and acceptance of ourselves and the impact of how we interact with the world and people around us, effective and long lasting change can happen.
The quote that which inspires my counselling approach is
Gender Diversity and Identity
I provide counselling to those who have an experience of gender that doesn’t align with society’s expectations in some way. Or those who may describe themselves with a very wide variety of different terms including trans, transgender, a person with a trans history, non-binary, gender questioning, gender expansive, genderqueer, gender fluid or agender – as well as those who don’t use labels.
Clive is a member of the Gendered Intelligence network of Therapists and Counsellors and the Klinefelter's Syndrome Association. Clive uses the pronouns he, him, his.
I practise as a counsellor from a light and spacious room in my home close to Five Ways in Brighton. There is free parking in the street outside. The bypass is close by, so I have counselling clients coming from further afield e.g. Hove, Lewes, Shoreham, Worthing.
As well as providing counselling to explore gender, LGBTQIA issues and bereavement therapy for people living in the Brighton & Hove, Worthing and Lewes areas, I am experienced in counselling clients who are seeking support with :
I am a registered counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Please feel free to email if you have any questions.
Alternatively, phone and leave a message at 07539 438180 and I'll phone you back as soon as possible.