Brian Farrell

Brian Farrell

Registered Member MBACP

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07562 101281

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Therapist - Shoreham-by-Sea

Shoreham-by-Sea BN43
07562 101281
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

My style is to listen to you while creating a warm, friendly and supportive environment. Our relationship grows with openness, honesty, professionalism, and trust. This is all underpinned by working to the BACP Ethical Framework and in confidence.

My person-centred modality holds the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like"papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to. We can work together to strip this different self back so that you can reveal the authentic "you", create a new reality and access your true potential.

I work in a community-based charity setting and also have my practice. I offer face-to-face, online and telephone counselling.

Practice description

I am an integrative practitioner, drawing on principles of theories in humanistic psychotherapy. I have a person-centered focus on adults by bringing together different therapeutic approaches. This requires a broad range of understanding in a range of theories including (but not limited to) Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Attachment Theory.

I have a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from Chichester College Group awarded by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. 

I work with clients on multiple issues including relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, loneliness, bereavement, abuse, polyamory, low self-esteem, trauma, and cross-cultural issues.

I have extensive experience in dealing with workplace-related stress, challenges around work/life balance, and managing complex relationships. I have over 30 years of corporate experience, mainly in the human resource sector, and have worked at all levels in administrative, middle management, and executive roles. I have overcome some of my challenges using personal therapy with positive results and have become passionate about helping others to do the same. I care about making life a more pleasant experience for my clients. Together we can analyse and discuss the root causes/ traumas of depression and anxiety to create a new path to a more satisfying life for you.

My passion for helping people make positive changes in their lives, commitment to study, clinical experience, and eventful work/life experience, form great foundations on which to build empathy and connect at a deeper level with my clients. I am committed to continuous personal development to keep up to date with my subject matter expertise.

My first session

My therapy is tailored to your needs and we can establish how we will work together during an initial assessment session which typically lasts 30 minutes. I offer an open-ended contract that we review regularly to make sure you are getting what you need from our sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited