affordable counselling in Hove

Therapy Session


Deciding to start therapy can be daunting, and you might feel you should be able to work out your problems on your own. Yet, it's worth knowing that counselling offers a space in which you can express your feelings freely and without judgement, reassured that what you talk about will be treated as confidential.


This is what makes counselling different from talking to a friend - the fact you will be able to talk about things you don't feel able to disclose to anyone else. Counsellors are highly trained professionals whose aim is to help you find better ways to understand yourself and bring about changes that will improve your mental and emotional well-being.

On-going individual counselling/psychotherapy

Your sessions will take place on the same day and time each week unless agreed otherwise with your therapist  They will last 50 minutes and start always at the same time and finish at the same time. We find it is important for clients to know before they start that counselling isn't about instant results, but that it can at times feel like hard work and requires a commitment from you to attend weekly over a period of time or, in the case of time-limited work, until the last agreed session. This commitment is what will allow you to make progress, and it will take some time before you start feeling truly comfortable with your counsellor and able to open up. It is worth keeping this in mind before you decide to start counselling.



Out of Hours Help


Brighton Counselling Collective is not an immediate crisis service and we don’t operate at weekends – so if you find you are in very urgent need of emotional support we recommend you either contact your GP, 5:00 pm to 9:00 am, or the Mental Healthline on 0300 5000 101. Alternatively, you can call Brighton & Hove Mental Health Rapid Response Service on 01273 242220 or the Samaritans (you don’t have to be feeling suicidal to ask for their help)