Counselling Psychotherapist based in Hove, East Sussex
At times we can all go through periods of our lives when we find being a human being challenging, and hard work.
Whether it be in a relationship, at work, a choice we have to make, feeling we have to look, dress, or act a certain way to fit in and to be accepted. Maybe talking to a therapist might enable you to challenge the barriers blocking you from achieving your goals?
Whether you have a specific concern that you would like to work on or a more complex problem that requires a more in-depth exploration into your behaviours, feelings, and thought processes; I feel it is really important to offer my clients a safe space in which we work collaboratively. This enables you to explore your difficulties that are causing you to feel blocked or stuck in the here and now. For example relationship issues, sexual identification, body dysmorphia disorder, LGBT issues, Eating disorders, stresses at work, bi-polar, specific anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, anger, sexual abuse, loss, grief, phobias, and drugs or alcohol worries, etc. You're not alone - all of us can at times feel quite lost, confused and isolated which can feel quite debilitating and scary.
My name is Zee Finch, I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor / psychotherapist, experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) and Mindfulness Based Approach.
Here is an brief outline to give you an idea about each approach :
Person-Centred approach is based on the theory and philosophy of Carl Rogers.
It is a non-directive approach to being with another; that believes in the others potential and ability to make the right choices for him or her self, regardless of the therapist's own values, beliefs and ideas.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):
CBT cannot remove your problems as they were experiences that happened, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical response and behaviours are linked, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a repetitive cycle.
CBT aims to help you change this cycle by breaking down an overwhelming problems into smaller parts, and this can enable you to see how to change the negative patterns to improve the way you feel.
Mindfulness Based Approach:
Mindfulness Based Approaches are designed to deliberately focus one’s attention on the present experience in a way that is non-judgmental. Mindfulness has its roots in Eastern techniques, in particular Buddhist meditation.
I run my therapy practice from Hove, East Sussex, easily accessible from Brighton. Or If you are not able to get to this location I also offer counselling and psychotherapy sessions via Skype.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist I work with adults, adolescence and couples on a 1-1 basis offering sessions as either open-ended or for a specific time period. We would work together collaboratively on the goal or goals you have bought into therapy. At times other issues come to the surface, if at the time or at a later date you wish to explore these concerns I would be happy to continue to work with you.
I also work as a counselling psychotherapist at The Priory in Hove near Brighton, where I offer individual 1-1 therapy as well facilitating group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT). I offer a relaxed and non-judgemental empathic space in which to explore your feelings and goals confidentially. Depending on the individual persons needs I facilitate from either Person-Centred or a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) modality or a combination of both approaches. This helps to provide the foundations for you uniquely to explore what has brought you into therapy.
Wednesday and Friday 0900 - 2000 Hrs
Monday to Friday Evening slots 1800 Hrs to 2000 Hrs.
Saturday 0800 - 1300 Hrs.
if you require a session out of these times please ask and I will try to accommodate your needs.
At times it can be hard to fit regular sessions into our busy lives so I also offer Counselling and Psychotherapy using Skye please enquire for further details.
Individual therapy :
The initial 40 min session is FREE. This session is for you to see if you feel you would like us to work together, it is also a chance for you to ask any questions you may have or an opportunity if you wish to start to explore what has brought you into therapy at this time.
Session fees :
£45.00 Standard rate 60 minute hour.
£35.00 Student / low cost per 60 minute hour.
1) The Drive, Hove - near Brighton East Sussex - approx 5 - 10 minutes walk from Hove train station, On street pay and display parking or if you are coming by bus good local bus routes.
2) Your location - Skype/ Facetime.
"Zee thank you so much for the work we have done together, I have been able to share with you things that I have never been able to speak out in the past, and as a result I now feel more free to be me" - 45 year old female Hove East Sussex.
"You've been a real help with my alcohol addiction, 6 months later, I am now back to work full time and really enjoying sports again like I used to in my 20's!" - 58 Year old Male Burgess Hill, West Sussex.
"Thank you Zee you helped me with my relationship problems, I would recommend you as a good counsellor" 51 year old female Worthing.
Fully Insured with Holistic Insurance
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Tel. : 07802217720 - If I am unavailable please leave a voice-mail and I will return your call as soon as I can.