Philippa Vafadari

Philippa Vafadari

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Psychotherapy can assist you in developing an understanding of issues that are troubling you and work out new ways of approaching situations that you find difficult. I work with young people and adults, offering a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship specifically tailored to the individual’s needs.I have an MA in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy and offer an integrated approach where I work within the therapeutic relationship to explore universal themes of how we relate to others, make meaning in our lives and assert our needs.Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. With my understanding of human development, I modify the work to fill in developmental gaps that affect each client in different ways. By combining elements drawn from different schools of psychological thinking, integrative therapy is a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment than traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.My work in the arts not only makes me aware of the issues faced by artists and how the arts can be a wonderful part of the therapeutic process, but also that we can be creative in many small, surprising and rewarding ways in our everyday lives. My physical training as a yoga teacher and aerial performer has also helped me realise that sometimes words are not the only way we can express ourselves, and that the body reflects and stores an imprint of our emotional experiencing.My own life experiences have been many and varied. I am of mixed British and Iranian heritage and my family contains many cultures and faiths, which helps me to understand issues faced by migrants and their children. I have experienced personal bereavement, am married and have two teenage children.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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