Nathalie Mineau

Nathalie Mineau


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07963484889

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
07963484889
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Please contact me to check availability

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and welcome,

I am a person-centred counsellor working in a trauma-informed way. That means I believe we all have an innate capacity to heal, grow, recover from trauma, and live life more fully. I also believe the only way to help my clients is to work slowly, making sure they always feel safe and secure before attempting to discuss any traumatic experiences.

I am currently nearing the end of my final year of a three-year course with Somatic Experiencing International. This approach is the life work of Dr. Peter Levine and draws on traditional wisdom about the body as well as on modern neuroscience to make sense of our human experiences.

One definition of trauma is any experience that is too much, too fast, too soon, and for too long. These experiences often leave us feeling shaken and emotionally vulnerable. To cope with such situations we go into ‘survival mode’ that may ultimately stop us from feeling fully alive.  Although we often sense that there is another way of relating to the world around us, we often feel stuck and unable to change on our own, hence the need to work with someone who has an understanding of the way trauma is processed in our body.

Non-judgement and kindness are at the heart of my way of working. I understand how important it is for my clients to work at their own pace, allowing them time to process and integrate each aspect of their experience before moving on or addressing more traumatic or difficult stories. I work in a non-directive way, that is to say, I do not advise, diagnose or tell you what to do but rather aim to help you feel more grounded and develop a deeper understanding of yourself and of the feelings you might have and help you find new, more integrated and easier ways of being. 

Practice description

I offer both short-term (6, 12 and 24 sessions) and long-term open-ended counselling.

- Online via Zoom

- Face-to-face in clinics in Brighton and in Hove

- Outdoor sessions - Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy - which means working therapeutically outdoors with nature, perhaps sitting outside or walking while we talk. The sessions are designed so confidentiality is always respected. If this is something you'd be interested in exploring as part of therapy work, I'd be happy to discuss it.

If you would like to know more, don't hesitate to get in touch and we can explore what might work best for you.

My first session

I offer a free 20 mins introductory session online or via telephone. This is an opportunity for us to meet one another and to discuss what is bringing you to counselling and for you to ask any questions you might have about the way I work. 


What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Languages spoken

English, French