Anna Murphy

Anna Murphy


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07957 580725

Contact Anna

Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
07957 580725
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Mondays 10am-7pm

Tuesdays 10am-9pm

Wednesdays 10am-5pm

Fridays 10am-2pm


About me and my therapy practice

I am a Humanistic therapist, which means I believe in your innate ability to think for yourself, to grow, develop and heal. I'm warm, authentic and compassionate and I'll support you as you explore and bring about the changes you want to make. 

My training includes Person Centred Therapy, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I combine these three models so that I can offer therapy that's tailored to you. Often it's enough just to talk, to hear yourself out loud and be heard and understood by someone else. If it's useful to you, we might sometimes work with creative techniques, like drawing or writing, or we might explore how you experience emotion in your body, as well as your mind.

We'll focus on whatever feels helpful for you. You might wish to explore how your history or childhood affects you now, and perhaps question old beliefs or patterns of behaviour. You might need compassionate support, or space and time to talk about what's happening for you right now. I'll also be sensitive to any contextual issues you want to look at, whether they're day to day, existential, political or environmental.

At the start of our work, we'll talk about what you'd like to get from counselling. This might be something very specific or it may be more abstract. It's also fine if you don't know what you'd like to achieve, or don't want to work with any kind of goal in mind. I want to be as useful to you as possible, so from time to time, we'll take a look at how you feel our sessions are going.

I'll offer you a safe and confidential space. I bring my real self to our work and I'll be alongside you, to notice, reflect, listen, empathise and on occasion, gently challenge. I will meet you as a whole person; not only your struggles but all that you are.


Practice description

I offer face to face counselling at New Road Psychotherapy.  The building is conveniently located in the centre of Brighton and the rooms are bright and welcoming. I also work on Zoom or on the phone. 

I have particular experience with the following areas:

Bereavement

Transitional life events

Chronic pain

Life-altering illness

Anxiety

Depression

Relationship difficulties  and family relationships

Challenges of young adulthood

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

I have also worked in a non-therapeutic role, with women who have experienced domestic abuse. 



My first session

I offer an introductory session for a reduced price of £25.00. I'll ask you some questions about yourself and your reasons for coming to counselling. I'll tell you more about what I can offer, and of course, you can ask me any questions about the counselling process or how we might work together. 

It's really important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with, so this initial meeting is a chance for us to get to know each other and for you to decide if I'm a 'good fit' as a counsellor for you. 


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, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, 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

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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