Veda Tester

Veda Tester

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I have limited availability at the moment, currently only online on a Tuesday afternoon/evening from 15.30. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Person-Centered Therapist, which means I am part of facilitating your unique journey towards a more wholesome and connected way of being with yourself and with the world around you. 

I work in a non-directive way, respecting and trusting your capacity to find the places to be explored, acknowledged or held. You are the central focus of your work, and I believe only when we can accept our position in center stage in each our lives respectively, can we live in such a way which feels comfortable. 

The space we will create together is one of trust, acceptance, and authenticity; this can take time, and can feel a bit like a roller coaster. My commitment is that I will be alongside you for the ride, the ups, the downs, the 'who the hell am I anyways' and provide an environment which is safe to feel unsafe within, with the hope that by having unwavering faith in you, you will find your power and integrate it within yourself. 

I want to include something about how I want to meet you not only as an individual in the therapy room, but also as a person in society. I believe that we are all impacted by the wider world; the meaning we attach to how we feel in the world, how we feel with people, how we feel about ourselves all creates part of the tension you may be experiencing. Some of this feels totally out of our individual control, and although that is true, it doesn't mean there isn't some freedom to be found. Together we can explore these societal restrictions, injustices, imposed values etc. and find a place of understanding toward you in the world.

I will learn to be beside you, as you will learn to be with yourself, with the knowledge that this companionship can enable great change. 


Practice description

New Road Psychotherapy centre in central Brighton. It is situated from the first floor upward in a town house. The room I tend to work from is at the top of the building and is spacious and light. It has lots of art materials available and easy to access. 

If you have any mobility issues we can see each other on a lower floor.

All the rooms are homey with lovely art work and plants. 

Online session take place on zoom.

My first session

First sessions are half an hour either face to face, on zoom or on the phone. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, talk  a bit about what your hopes for therapy are, any specific things you'd like to work on, any ideas you have about how therapy works, and you can ask me any questions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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