Charles Baines

Charles Baines

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07765 215 442

Contact Charles

Therapist - BRIGHTON

07765 215 442
Sessions from £45.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

My role as a counsellor is to help my clients overcome the difficulties they're facing in life, so that they can live fulfilled and happy lives. Many of my clients say that counselling has made a profound difference to their lives. Some of the benefits my clients say they experience are greater confidence, at ease with themselves, better relationships and feeling happier and stronger. Most experience noticeable benefits in six sessions, however, some clients prefer to have longer-term counselling, which enables us to deepen and consolidate on the therapeutic work. It is up to you how many sessions you would like to have.  

I have been working as a counsellor in Brighton since 2004 and I'm also a BACP accredited counsellor. In addition to being a counsellor, I teach a popular counselling skills course for adults at Varndean College in Brighton.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am able to use a number of counselling approaches according to the needs of my clients. I have had extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a leading American Cognitive therapist, Christine Padesky. CBT is an approach to therapy favoured by the NHS and recommended in the N.I.C.E. guidelines.

I also believe in the practice of Mindfulness, and sometimes introduce Mindfulness exercises in the therapy if I feel my client would benefit, such as in cases of anxiety and depression. My £10 introductory session (for 30 minutes) allows you to see if you would like to work with me. There's no obligation to continue after that first session.

What I can help with

Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Life coaching, Personal development, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited