A Safe, Confidential Space to Explore Your Emotions
If you are looking for a Gestalt therapist specialising in grief and loss in Brighton and online, I am here to help.
My name is Clive Rossington, and I have years of experience helping people deal with the complex emotions that come when we experience a loss of some kind, from bereavements to losing your job to experiencing a loss of identity. I also work closely with those who require support when it comes to gender, sexuality, and identity. Together we will openly discuss the present-day thoughts and feelings that underpin your problems and explore them in a creative, collaborative, compassionate way, with each session adapted to suit your specific needs.
To learn more about how I work as Gestalt therapist specialising in grief and loss in Brighton and online, take a look at my About Counselling. Sessions are available over Zoom, from my private home practice, or outside on a walk through the countryside.
Bereavement, Grief and Loss
We experience loss in various ways. If a loved one has recently passed away, you may feel angry, guilty, in denial, highly depressed, or unmotivated. Managing these feelings alone can be overwhelming and even lead to deeper issues such as depression. I am here to help you navigate these complex emotions in a safe professional environment where you can process the loss of a loved one in your own unique way. Everyone experiences bereavement differently, and there is no right way to grieve. Moving past these difficult feelings and towards a better place takes time, and I will be with you every step of the way as you make this transition.
However, the painful feelings associated with loss can occur in response to various events. The ending of a relationship, for example, can be difficult to cope with alone, and you may need help dealing with the complexities of holding on and letting go. I understand how difficult it can be to adjust to new life circumstances – from losing a family member to losing a sense of gender identity to breaking up with a long-term partner – and provide the space and personalised support you need to start the healing process and, over time, come to a place of acceptance.
Gender, Sexuality and Identity
I work closely with people who are struggling with their gender or sexuality in some way, giving them a welcoming space in which to explore the issues they are facing in the present moment and develop practical solutions. You may be experiencing a mixture of confusing feelings about your gender or sexual identity and need to talk them through with a confidential professional, or you might suffer from the pain of being rejected, disrespected, or misunderstood by family, friends, members of your workplace environment, etc.
Whether you identify as gay, transgender, non-binary, gender expansive, genderqueer, gender fluid, agender, don’t use labels, or feel unsure about your identity, the everyday challenges faced by LGBTQIA people – bulling, violence, hate crimes – need to be met with targeted, ongoing support. I have extensive experience in employing Gestalt therapy techniques to help you work through challenging present-day issues like identity struggles, relationships, marriage, and parenting – in a way that makes sense to you.
I am a member of the Gendered Intelligence Network of Therapists and Counsellors (GI) and the Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association. My pronouns are he/him/his.
An important part of Gestalt therapy is empowering you to take a more active and positive role in how you think, perceive the world, and engage in relationships. You may tell yourself on a regular basis that you are ‘not good enough’, or ‘need to do more’. Many people do this and accept it as a normal mode of thinking. I help you view these thoughts from a new perspective, allowing you to recognise how these thoughts are an unconscious way of undermining yourself and preventing you from living happily in the present moment.
Whether you are experiencing relationship issues, depression, anxiety, confidence issues, eating disorders, work stress, issues with sexuality and gender identity, I am here to help you rediscover your inner power and take control of difficult thoughts that come into your mind. Our work is done in a friendly, hands-on, collaborative way, and is always personalised in accordance with your exact situation.
Although specialising in the above areas, the Gestalt therapy I provide has been demonstrated to help people with a wide number of issues, such as:
- Fear and Anxiety
- Emotional and Domestic Abuse
- Couples Counselling
- Relationships and Separation
- Self Confidence
- Low Self-Esteem
- Eating Disorders
- Work Stress
- Living with Cancer
- Klinefelter's Syndrome
- Spirituality, Mindfulness
Are you looking for a Gestalt therapist specialising in grief and loss in Brighton and online? If so, get in touch with me to arrange an initial consultation.