Brighton Hove CounsellingCounselling and Psychotherapy practice in East Brighton, Higher Bevendean.
Email or call me now for more information or to make an appointment. *
Please note that new clients may not be booked in unless a deposit is paid, Please use online banking or PayPal, I do not take cheques.
*I WILL BE AWAY FROM SEPTEMBER 25 UNTIL OCTOBER 12 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL OR MESSAGE ME FOR AN ENQUIRY OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WHEN I RETURN.*
I SPECIALISE IN COUPLE THERAPY AND RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING/COACHING, you will usually only have to wait a day or two to be seen especially if you are in crisis.
For a full list of individual issues I work with when seeing individual clients, please see further down this page.
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CouplesIf you would like to be seen without a long wait or complex assessment procedures contact me. I am a fully qualified, registered full time professional with training and experience in couple psychotherapy.
I see couples of all ages, same-sex of both genders. I work with people who are conflicting, or who are separating or divorcing but wish to improve future communications. For issues regarding sexual problems please see below**.
Couple therapy has a coaching element, for example recommending exercises and methods for couples to use at home. For more information on couple work see the home page menu on the left.
Affordable rates: £50 for individuals, £60 for couples. If you are financially challenged I am unable to give concessions but am very happy to provide therapy sessions fortnightly.
About MeI have been a counsellor for 23 years. My practice is within travelling distance of Brighton, Moulsecoomb, Lewes, Hove, Portslade by Sea, Southwick, Shoreham by Sea, Rottingdean, Peacehaven, and Worthing.
You are welcome to call me to discuss your needs and issues. For comments from others who have experienced counselling: read
Before calling, it's important to decide whether you really are available to commit to a consistent period of therapy. (See practice rules below.)
My main approach is a blend of counselling styles, eg Gestalt, NLP, CBT, Solution Focused, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal and Existential. I sometimes use a holistic, body oriented approach to help people understand their issues. My therapy is not just a 'talking cure' I have excellent techniques for deep process, or, getting to the root of things. This may take a little longer, but superficial counselling often only works in the short term.
Preparing to embark on therapyBefore you consider starting therapy here are a few things to think about.
Your first session will be both a mutual assessment session, but also will have value as a therapy session.
Therapy, if it is going to work, is a big commitment. In the first session, you can decide whether you want to work with me, and I will assess whether I can work with you. From then on, I expect you to either cancel with notice, or show up to scheduled sessions.
I need to prepare a good space to work in, and prepare myself for the session so it is very important to show up.
Missed appointments will be charged for so please do not make an appointment unless you are sure you can turn up. I am always open to rescheduling.
More About Rhiannon HillI am based in Higher Bevendean, near Moulsecoomb, within easy reach of bus and rail links and parking is available free, right outside.
I do not work with substance misusers, serious eating disorders, or bi polar disorder unless appropriate medical treatment is also in place.
....just to once again thank you for all your help and support as my wife and I will never forget you or be able to repay for what you have done for us. Things couldn't be better and it's because of your help and input. Thank you so much.
- Yours, Forever grateful, Z and S
'I think that the work we did was the opening of the lock that was holding a "floodgate" full of "stuff" behind it! I think we did some very important work together, and I thank you for being the person who helped me on the first step of that particular road.'
- Sarah K (Pay It Forward Client)
I use a unique blend of methods and I work with the whole person: heart, body and soul as well as with the mind, short or long term. I have a comprehensive background knowledge of complementary healthcare.
If you are in distress I can join you in your journey for a while and support you in finding more effective ways to address difficult issues and arrive at a greater sense of self. We do this by creating a safe and non judgmental relationship in which we can work towards acceptance, resolution or change.
Where I Can HelpIssues I work with:
- Anger management
- Couples, Relationships
- Cult recovery/support*
- Gambling addiction
- Emotional issues around financial management
- Family breakdown
- Panic Attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Chronic Illness, inc. immune system problems
- Post addiction recovery*
- Spiritual Crisis
- Work Issues
- Post Natal Depression
- Infertility/pre/post termination issues
- Extreme musical or theatrical performance anxiety
*If you are leaving an organisation with a spiritual or religious leader which has caused you problems, or you are experiencing issues because you are in a relationship with someone who is in a 'cult' or has left one, I have expertise and experience in this area.
Don't worry if you are struggling with an issue not on the above list or one that is more complex, or perhaps are not sure what the issues really are, we can certainly process most things.
'I spent a year with Rhiannon, she filled many roles in our sessions but to me she has been a teacher. She has encouraged me to know, trust and understand myself in both mind and body. I am now reaching and aiming for goals that I had almost given up on.'
- M.C. Price
TherapyTherapy usually lasts between 6 weeks and six months depending on the circumstances. Some people find a year or more is necessary.
Therapy progresses in four ways:
1 Identify, explore
2 Achieve insight
3 Support to accept, cope
4 Support to plan lasting, realistic healing
If you are in crisis I will try to see you for at least an initial session within at least 48 hours. Call me on 07429 409336
Rhiannon is a most creative, yet down to earth therapist, extremely safe, equally at home in the realms of the mind and the emotions.
- A Kennedy, former supervisor.
(All testimonials supplied with full consent.)
There are some issues which do not always respond well to individual private therapy, for various reasons if I feel that this is the case I will tell you and recommend other sources of support.
*If you have an eating disorder or addiction which is seriously affecting your health you need medical attention before counselling can take place. But I am happy to work with people who are in recovery.
**I am happy to work with sexual issues as part of individual or couple therapy but I am not prepared to discuss sexual issues on the phone.
I also do not work with people who have had a psychiatric diagnosis of serious disorders. I may refer someone I think needs a diagnosis after the assessment session, this is for the benefit of the client.