Nicky Mark UKAHPP (Accred.), UKCP (Accred.). Post Grad. Dip Clinical Supervision (The Gestalt Centre), Foundation Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy. Welcome to Brighton Counselling, my practice website, offering you a confidential safe space for one to one counselling and couples counselling. My background is Integrative Humanistic and Gestalt. I offer both short and long term counselling for a wide range of issues. I offer Clinical Supervision for individual counsellors and groups of counsellors. I work at AYA as a Clinical Supervisor in Southwick. I am on the membership committee at UKAHPP for applicants applying for accreditation as psychotherapeutic counsellors and psychotherapists. This accreditation can lead on to accreditation with UKCP.
Issues that bring you to counselling might include anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, trauma or addiction. We may look at stuck patterns of behaviour, relationship difficulties and unresolved childhood issues. Relationships can often go through difficult times. You may be experiencing a crisis or going through significant life changes. You may want to find out whether to stay together or separate. The key is to have a willingness and motivation to work things out. My training in family systemic therapy is an integral part of this work. I also offer bereavement counselling, dealing with loss, shock and terminal illness, and I work with clients with serious health related issues. This could be preparing for, during and following surgery and treatment. I work with a wide range of client ages including students.
I am a fully accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor (MAHPP and UKCP) with almost twenty years experience as a counsellor and ten years as an inner city teacher. I set up my private counselling practice in Brighton in 2002. I am based in central Brighton, two minutes from Brighton station and close to Seven Dials.
I trained as a Clinical Supervisor at The Gestalt Centre in London and I have been working with supervisees for several years, in a variety of settings.
I offer supervision for both practising and trainee counsellors. I worked for CRI Counselling Service, now Pavillions, as a Clinical Supervisor for counsellors. I also worked for Cruse Bereavement Care as a Clinical Supervisor. Currently I work at As You Are Centre (AYA) with a group of supervisees who are counselling a wide range of clients.
“Nicky offered me a safe environment to talk about events in my life that were both violent and distressing and gave me the time I needed to come to terms with them with no pressure or judgement. Her remarkable acuity also helped me to iron out other issues that I’d chosen to ignore or had been ignorant of.”