Patricia Gough

Patricia Gough

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN2
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • 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. My hope is that the space we create will 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 truths and meaning.

I have experience in supporting people who struggle with 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), BIMM Music Institute and volunteered with Survivors Network. Alongside my work in private practice, I am also the counsellor for the LGBTQ charity BourneOut, in Eastbourne. 

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

Practice description

I offer in-person sessions at my whelchair accessible practice room, near the Old Steine, in Brighton. 

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

My first session

I always invite people to have a short, initial meeting on either zoom, or over the phone. This gives us a chance to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and to talk about practicalities such as availability and fees. There is also room to ask me any other questions you may have. This introductory session is free and you are not obliged to commit to anything at this point. 

In our first session, I will take some personal details from you and we will go through our counselling contract, which stipulates the terms and conditions for us working together. 

I have a questionnaire which guides us through our first session, and which asks questions about your daily life, your relatonship with yourself and 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. 

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Emotionally 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, Telephone counselling, Time-limited