Aditi Bhonagiri

Humanistic Integrative Therapist

Understanding yourself better can be a positive, hopeful, and life-changing journey. We all have an unconscious ‘life script’ that we’ve created for ourselves about how life will turn out for us, which feeds into our fears and insecurities. This pre-determined script plays out over and over again in our everyday lives and creates stress, depression, anxiety or anger and affects our mood. Over time, negative life experiences, childhood trauma, societal prejudices and unregulated emotional distress, if unaddressed, can impact our wellbeing and lead to severe mental health challenges.

To uncover this unconscious process and help you challenge and change your ‘life script’, we will work together in a collaborative, safe, confidential, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment to help you understand why you think, feel, behave, and communicate the way you do. My ultimate aim is to help you gain autonomy over your life by recovering three vital human capacities – the ability to be spontaneous, aware, and intimate with oneself and others.

I’m a mental health worker delivering psychoeducational courses with the NHS’ Sussex Recovery College. Previously, I worked with the NHS in trauma-informed care and have also worked in the charity sector with people with multiple complex needs (homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, repeat offending, domestic abuse). Additionally, I’ve also been involved in the creative mental health recovery community in Brighton through music and theatre.

I’m currently working as a trainee counsellor at the Brighton Therapy Centre, while I complete my Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) from The Link Centre at Plumpton College. I’m registered with the UK Association for Transactional Analysts (UKATA).

Get in touch to see how we can help you.