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I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a private practice in Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex, a short walk from Brighton Marina
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, low on confidence or dissatisfied with your life? Is the covid pandemic making things worse for you?
Perhaps you are struggling with simply functioning on a day- to- day basis, or feel overwhelmed by life leaving you without a sense of purpose or direction. Past life events can also prevent you from living a meaningful and successful life in the here- and- now.
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.
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 strictly confidential, professional help in the form of therapy could be the answer.
I offer a sensitive, honest, accepting 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.
..... Nigel Spencer Counselling can help you.
Having experienced the liberating effects of counselling myself, I value being able to see possibilities for developing creative solutions, more clearly. This is what I aim to offer my clients. 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.
Experience & Qualifications
I have 30 years experience of working with trauma, relationships and bodily 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 over the past 20 years with a special interest in palliative care, working with death and dying. I have a passion for empowering people to live their life to the full.
I am a LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer) affirmative integrative counsellor. I have awareness of how living in a heteronormative society can have an impact on self-esteem causing shame, doubt, loneliness, anxiety and depression, leaving a legacy of feeling judged and misunderstood.
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 am experienced in helping clients who have issues with: