Some people come to us looking for support with complex and chronic mental health problems, for others seeking therapy is about proactively keeping their mental health healthy. We offer a range of individuals therapies and your preferences will play a part in determining the “best-fit” for you, along with the assessment of the experienced therapist who you see for your initial consultation. We are able to offer everything from short-term CBT and structured courses, to explorative art therapy and long-term psychoanalysis. See ‘Types of Therapy’ for more information about the range on offer.
Very often within the course of couple relationships, difficulties emerge that need addressing. These may include communication, intimacy, separation and divorce, cross-cultural challenges, adoption, infertility, sexual problems…the list goes on and on.
The difficulties people encounter can often be resolved without outside assistance, particularly if those concerned are able to communicate effectively with each other and listen to each other’s points of view. Sometimes, however, it may be useful, even necessary, to discuss these difficulties with an independent professional who is trained to help people explore the issues affecting them and ultimately make decisions about what to do next. The number of sessions needed may range from one to several, depending on the nature of the difficulties.
Children, Young People and Families
Seeking help for children and families at times of difficulty is often a brave and positive thing to do. Therapy can be beneficial in helping the child and family to cope better with the difficulties. Therapy is never a magic fix but a collaborative space between the child, parents and therapist requiring commitment and a willingness to be open to challenge and change. Individuals under the age of 18 fall into the Children & Young People category but we understand that maturity, independence and capacity will vary enormously within this group, and many people over the age of 18 will also benefit from services with a family-oriented approach. Please follow this link to view our information page which covers the services we offer for children, young people and families in more detail: https://brightontherapycentre.org.uk/information-on-services-for-children-young-people-and-families/
Group Therapy and Courses
Group therapy is a kind of psychological therapy that takes place with a group of people together, rather than with an individual during a one-on-one session. Having therapy in a group environment can have many benefits as it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the therapist and the other group members you should be encouraged to share your experiences and work on understanding yourself better.
In preparation for joining a therapy group you will be offered 2-3 individual sessions with the group therapist. These sessions are an opportunity to clarify in more detail the issues that you want to work on. This can sometimes take place over a period of weeks or months depending on whether the group is established or being newly set up. Longer term individual work may also be possible with a view to joining a group and can be discussed with the group therapist. The fees for individual sessions are on a scale of £20 – £66, depending on your budget and the experience of the therapist.