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Nigel Spencer Counselling Humanistic Integrative Counselling in Brightonliving life with passion, resilience and confidence

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Nigel Spencer Counselling, Brighton

living life with passion, resilience & confidence

How can I help you

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist with a private practice in Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex, a short walk from Brighton Marina

A lot of men struggle with expressing their emotions. I offer integrative counselling and / or an evidence based Grief Recovery Method to enable men in Brighton & Hove and London to heal a broken heart and recover from their grief, so they can enjoy fulfilling relationships, living lives with passion, resilience and the confidence to be themselves in this time of increasing loneliness.

We all need a helping hand at times in order to overcome life's challenges. You may feel pressure to be strong and not display any signs of weakness, knowing when you need help can be a sign of strength, and is often the start of a journey towards healing and improved well-being. As a trained counsellor I can address some of the myths of loss which include

* don't feel sad
* Replace the loss
* Grieve alone
* Time is a healer
* be strong
* keep busy

At times it can feel as though no one really understands you or listens with genuine concern, leaving you feeling isolated and disconnected from the people and world around you. You may  experience feelings, thoughts and emotions or even physical symptoms for no obvious reason. This is where confidential, caring and professional help could be the answer.

I offer a sensitive, honest, and collaborative counselling relationship where you can:

* talk about your thoughts and feelings
* feel heard and understood
* explore your difficulties
* find patterns and make connections
* form new perspectives
* develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues
* form better relationships with yourself and others
* work out new ways to deal with your problems and live a more fulfilling life
* experience self compassion and increased self acceptance.

..... Nigel Spencer Counselling near Brighton Marina, Kemptown can help you.

Having experienced the liberating effects of counselling myself, I value being able to see possibilities for developing creative solutions, more clearly. If you are still unsure of whether therapy is right for you, please click here to learn more about counselling, and here to understand the approach I take to help you.

Please click here to read my Covid-19 Policy

"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds. "
Carl Rogers

Experience & Qualifications

I have 30 years experience of living and working with trauma, relationships and physical healing, bringing empathy, honesty and an authentic ability to get to the heart of the matter. Having developed my own resourcefulness and resilience over the years, through self development, rebirthing, mindfulness, and counselling, my capacity to sit alongside clients living through difficult and painful times is healing and empowering for clients.

I have worked as a nurse in the NHS over the past 20 years and I have a passion for empowering people to live their life to the full. As a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, I offer the only evidence based programme for recovery from grief.

I am a LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer) affirmative integrative counsellor. I provide an environment that is heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender positive.

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden College of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Crowborough, UK and I am a fully insured registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to the BACP ethical Framework. Click here to learn more about my qualifications and training.

I have experience in counselling, working alongside clients who have issues with:

Grief & loss
Body image
Body dysmorphia
Developmental trauma
Gender dysphoria
Life transitions

My integrative counselling practice is based in Kemptown, near Brighton Marina. I am currently offering a choice of a limited number of face to face sessions per week as lockdown restrictions begin to ease and online sessions using Zoom. To book an appointment or discuss your counselling options further, please email or phone me on Tel.: 07422655031. I look forward to hearing from you.

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