IAN COLEMAN COUNSELLING

8 Western St, Hove, Brighton BN1 2PG, UK

07546 971636

©IAN COLEMAN. COUNSELLING IN BRIGHTON AND HOVE.

COUNSELLING WITH ME

Counselling enables you talk about your problems and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. It can be of great support during periods of crisis or change.


By exploring your own personal history and the ways in which it has shaped who you are today, you can achieve increased self-understanding and self-acceptance, which is an important starting point for positive change. As Carl Rogers said, ‘The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change’. Feeling better about yourself can also lead to improvements in your relationships. Feeling better about who we are does this by itself, but better understanding ourselves can also make us more forgiving of others. Confidence and a new sense of direction can also flow from this enhanced self-knowledge. The ability to seek positive change opens up as we understand, heal and learn to move forward.


As a counsellor, I will provide you with a safe, supportive space to explore whatever is troubling you. That may be something specific, such as anxiety, panic attacks or persistent low mood. It may also be something that feels harder to put in to words, such as repeating the same relationship patterns, failing to achieve your goals or the feeling that you have simply lost your way in life. Whatever you are bringing, I will work in a way that offers you empathy, support and respect. We will go at your pace, discussing the difficult issues when you feel you are ready to do so.


Counselling can be offered on a short or longer-term basis. The length of time we work together will be tailored to what you are looking for. Longer-term therapy can lead to a profound understanding of how your earlier experiences have shaped who you are today. Shining a light on the troubling parts of your history can empower you to make different choices in your life today. Short-term therapy can be particularly useful when you know exactly what it is that you are coming for. For example, you may be experiencing panic attacks or social anxiety. Short-term therapy can also be a great support during periods of change such as starting a new job, becoming a parent or when you have experienced a bereavement.


Whatever you are looking for, talking with a trained, empathetic listener, can be a profoundly healing experience. If you would like to read more about me and my experience, click here


Looking for counselling in Brighton and Hove? You can message me directly here.