Patricia Gough

Patricia Gough


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07975958075

Contact Patricia

Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN2
07975958075
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer you a confidential, warm and accepting space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A safe space can help you become more self-aware and lead you to long-lasting, meaningful change in your life. I offer short-term and long-term therapeutic counselling.

I am a humanistic, integrative counsellor which means I work collaboratively with you; drawing on various approaches that feel helpful to you. I have a trauma-informed approach and do not label or analyse you. I invite exploration of how culture and society might impact your view of yourself and the wider world, and strive to support you in finding your own meaning and your own truths.

I am supporting a diversity of clients with a wide range of experiences such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, life transitions, parenting and relationship issues. I am particularly experienced in gender, sexuality and relationship diversity and my practice is LGBTQ affirmative. I am allied with sex workers, non-mongamous relationships, kink/BDSM and sex & body positivity.

I have previously practiced at MindOut, Pavilions (now CGL) and volunteered with Survivors Network. 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical standards and framework.

Practice description

There are a number of ways in which we can work together, depending on your preference. I offer face-to-face counselling in my therapy rooms which are based in Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne. Please not that the therapy rooms are not wheelchair accessible, I am currently looking for premises that are more inclusive.

I also work online via Zoom and offer home visits for folks who might have difficulties with accessing the therapy rooms. Please do ask me if you have any further questions about this.

In addition, I also offer Outdoor Counselling in Stanmer Park, Brighton. I think so many of us are aware of the benefits of spending time in nature, maybe more now so than ever before, and it seems a logical progession to now move therapy outdoors. I have chosen Stanmer Park as this an easy location to access via car and public transport and it provides the necessary space and privacy. If you have any questions about this way of working, please get in touch. 


My first session

I always invite people to have a short, initial phonecall with me to speak about what you would like to gain from counselling and to discuss practicalities such as availability and fees. This phone call is free and you are at no point required to commit to any sessions going forward. 

Our first session will consist of us reading through our counselling agreement where we both make a commitment to work together. I will ask you some questions about your daily life, your relatonship with others and the difficulties you might be facing. This gives me a sense of who you are and what changes you want to make. I am aware that it can be daunting to share personal information with someone who you have only just met and we will always go at a pace that feels safe and comfortable for you, there is no rush and no pressure. 

If you are interested in Outdoor Counselling, I will ask you a few additonal questions about your health, energy levels, allergies etc. Our first session would take place either online or in the therapy room and if we both feel comfortable that working outdoors is appropriate for the work we want to do, we will start meeting at Stanmer Park. 

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited