Offering sessions in-person in Brighton and Hove, online and on the phone.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, working within a person-centered framework. I believe you have the answers to what you need and what you want your life to look like and I can provide a safe, non judgemental and confidential space for you to work out how you can get there.
I work with adults, offering both individual and relationship counselling. Do make contact if you would like to arrange an initial session where you can tell me abit about yourself and the support you need and ask me any questions you have. We can then decide if I am the right person to work with you. I work online, on the phone and in-person in Brighton and Hove.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) affirmative counselling
I am a LGBTQ affirmative therapist. I am aware that we live in a heteronormative and cisnormative society and how this can impact on our self worth and cause feelings of shame, doubt, loneliness, anxiety and depression. Counselling can help provide a safe space to explore these and other difficulties without feeling judged or misunderstood. I work with clients in monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships and offer individual and relationship counselling.
I specialise in working with
- finding your way in the world, what gives you meaning and happiness
- building and maintaining healthy relationships with friends, family and partners
- navigating work related issues
- the importance of boundaries in our personal lives and professionally
- self worth and confidence
- self care and self compassion
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”Mary Oliver
I can provide counselling online or on the phone. This can be helpful for people who find it difficult to access in-person counselling due to their location, other commitments or because it feels more comfortable receiving support virtually.
I work with couples who are struggling with communication and experiencing conflict in their relationship. Sometimes people are trying to deal with a major life event such as the loss of a job or death of a loved one. Couples may also be trying to decide what direction their lives and relationship should take. I can provide a safe space to explore these things and be alongside a couple as they learn how to manage and work through conflict and develop their ability to listen and empathise with each other.
£60 a session (individual counselling)
£100 a session (relationship counselling)
to support people at work
Reflective practice group work and external supervision
I have over fifteen years experience of frontline and service management roles in a number of charities, working within the homeless sector and LGBTQ mental health advocacy. I use my skills and experience in these areas to support staff who work with vulnerable people through reflective practice group work.
In these groups I help people to explore self care techniques which helps build resilience and maintain good mental health and wellbeing when supporting vulnerable people.
I also help people work through challenging emotions and process difficult experiences at work by reflecting on what happened, making sense of it and turning this into transformative learning – what went well and what could have been done differently. Doing this in a group gives people the chance to see things from different perspectives, to feel heard and be supported by their colleagues and for their experiences to be normalised.
I also offer individual clinical supervision for staff working in support roles such as housing/homelessness/mental health/LGBTQ support. Having a confidential one to one space for staff to explore challenges at work and find solutions increases confidence and resilience. We will also focus on self care, professional boundaries, preventing vicarious trauma and having a good work/life balance.
Do contact me if you are an employer wanting to discuss adding reflective practice and/or clinical supervision to the support you offer your staff.
Crossland & Jones LGBTQ Community Consultancy
- Community consultation
- Service user/survivor consultation
- Designing and developing projects and services
- External evaluation
- Bid writing
- Consultancy on best practice in relation to psychologically informed/trauma informed working
- Group reflective practice
- Clinical supervision
- Counselling for staff and service users
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As a member of the BACP, I abide by their code of ethics and standards of practice and professional development. I am fully insured and attend regular supervision. I have a BA Social Psychology and a PostGrad Diploma in Counselling and Therapy, qualifying in 2016. I am committed to continuing professional development which includes an on-going commitment to anti-racist practice and learning.