January 2024, Issue 2
See what's new this month at Brighton and Hastings Therapy Centre!

Our Charitable Work

All BTC/HTC Practitioners commit at least 25% of their time to the provision of low-cost and no-cost therapy. Any surplus generated from our mainstream work is ploughed back into our charitable services. You can help someone in your community access the support they need by contributing using the button below.

Suggested Readings

Our selections from around the web to enliven and enlighten

After my Mom Died, I Found Comfort in a Medieval Andalusi Tale (Veronica Menaldi)

The 15 Best Mental Health Podcasts, As Recommended by Therapists
(British Vogue)

The Calendar

How to Make Change Last in the New Year:
Join this online session with Jasmin Khan to gain practical insights into how to set intentions for more lasting change.
Thursday 1 February 2024, 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
For further details or to book see Eventbrite.

The Science of Intergenerational Trauma: Dr Deba Choudhury-Peters explores the role of epigenetics and the mechanisms through which trauma is passed down through generations.
Wednesday 7 February 2024, 7:00pm – 9:15pm.
At Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton and Hove, BN1 1YD.
For further details and to book see Eventbrite.


Hastings Therapy Centre and Brighton Therapy Centre have vacancies for therapy throughout the week.

Thanks to funding from the wonderful Chalk Cliff Trust, we currently have a limited number of low-cost places available at both Hastings and Brighton. Initial consultations are bookable now for those who meet our eligibility criteria. The low-cost places are limited to 24 sessions, with a client contribution of £15-35 per session.

Book your online consultation using the button below.

A Few Words: From our CEO, Kerry Evans

Resolution, Addiction and Will Power

Listen carefully and you can hear it. A quiet sound, one that doesn’t want to draw attention to itself, 20 decibels or less: the noise that resolve makes when it cracks.

As January comes to an end so too does the will power of dieters and abstainers everywhere. And no wonder. Will power is attractive and compelling, with its no-brainer logic and promise of a quick fix. We really want it to work but when its opponent is addiction, will power is rarely enough.

When does a bad habit become an addiction? Trauma and addiction expert Gabor Mate would say that it’s when you are no longer in charge and the behaviour is. And if that behaviour evolved over time to soothe, distract or medicate you against pain, fear or discomfort, it doesn’t make sense that on 1 January you would be able to simply remove it from your life and manage just fine without it.

Psychoanalyst Alice Miller wrote, “What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” When we are trying to overcome addiction, a good place to start is getting to know this plight.

So if you’re going to make resolutions, take a compassionate and curious approach rather than setting yourself up to fail. The behaviour you are trying to change developed for a reason – at the time, it seemed like a solution to a complex problem – but something else is required now and it’s going to take understanding and patience, alongside willpower, to get there.

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Meet our Practitioners

Browse the practitioners who offer therapeutic services from a range of modalities and specialities
Brighton Practitioners
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Meet our Employed Team

Meet the friendly team behind BTC and HTC who will help you find the help you may need
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Meet our Trustees

Meet our trustees who offer their valued experience and knowledge to support our charity
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Brighton Therapy Centre
23A New Road
Hastings Therapy Centre
2nd Floor, 17 Havelock Road
TN37 1BP