Coming to terms with your gender and identity?
Recently suffered a loss or dealing with grief?
I offer a safe and confidential therapy space in Brighton to reflect on issues such as bereavement, gender and identity, depression, anxiety, grief or any kind of upset or crisis - or whatever it is that prevents you from living life to the full. Everyone is welcome especially those from the LGBTQIA communities. Easy access from Hove, Lewes and Worthing by car, and on local bus routes.
Gender and Identity
Are you looking for support with gender and identity? How do you identify yourself in the world and how do other people identify you?
It is human nature to categorise and label other people - eg trying to work out whether the newcomer is gay or straight, single or in relationship - trying to work out which label to apply. Labels are quickIy applied and assumptions made. And sometimes the labels are wrong and living in their shadow can be very stressful.
Perhaps you are questioning the labels that others have applied to you - or even those that you use to describe yourself? Maybe you are redefining the very substance of who you believe yourself to be?
I can support you through the journey of questioning and rediscovery - the human being behind the labels that have identified you, rediscovering your true personality - developing your self-awareness, self-esteem and confidence to live authentically.
I am delighted to have just attended the course - Working Alongside Trans, Gender Diverse and Questioning People.
Organised by Gendered Inteliigence - working towards a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.
Klinefelter's Syndrome - Klinefelter syndrome is a condition that occurs in men as a result of an extra X chromosome. The most common symptom is infertility though there are other variations around gender and identity that may be present for people living with this condition. From personal experience, I know that counselling can support people and families affected by this diagnosis.
Bereavement, loss and grief
The impact of loss and grief can be felt in many areas of life - the loss of a friendship, the end of a marriage or relationship, the loss of our own health or mobility, loss of our youth and expectations, the loss and change of identity.
From my own life experiences as well as via Gestalt counsellor training, I understand how difficult it can be to move on and start the healing process when the memories of the past remain tender.
Experiencing loss or the death of a friend can be a sharp reminder that our own life will also come to an end. It can be a wake-up call to live fully in the present moment rather than putting things off for another day. Sometimes the things that we fear or avoid doing, are the very same things that have the potential to give us the greatest happiness and satisfaction. As something comes to an end, there is the potential for the birth of something new. Another opportunity to discover how to live more fully.
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 01273 921787 and I'll phone you back as soon as possible.