Pat Bennaceur

Pat Bennaceur


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07885 635455

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
07885 635455
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I have nearly 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist and counsellor working with relationship issues, anxiety, health and career challenges for individuals and couples. I also offer group therapy.

I am a fully qualified BACP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, practicing in Hove. I also offer therapy on Zoom, FaceTime, Skype or the telephone. I offer short term and open-ended therapy.

I work integratively, meaning that I can draw on many different elements of psychotherapy to support you the client to enjoy a more fulfilling life with better relationships and a greater self-awareness. 


Practice description

I began practising in 1992 and I have undertaken trainings in Transactional Analysis, Couples therapy, Body psychotherapy, Breathwork and Gestalt. I also use theories from many other modalities. Over the years, I have worked with a diverse range of clients from many different backgrounds and cultures and a vast range of presenting issues. I also worked for some years for an HIV charity.

Before practising full time as a psychotherapist, I worked in a corporate environment, eventually running an engineering company. I think that this gives me an understanding of the high levels of stress that many people experience in their working lives and the effect this can have their relationships, health and general well-being.

I work with individuals and couples and also run groups. This can be short term usually 6 – 12 sessions or long term and open-ended work and sessions are usually weekly. 


My first session

I am warm, sensitive, non-judgmental and empathic. I understand that coming for therapy – especially for the first time – may feel a bit daunting, and you might be wondering what to expect. 

In our first session we will talk about what is on your mind and what has led you to seek therapy at this time. We will talk about the process of therapy and discuss how we can work together, if you have any specific goals or objectives in mind and answer your questions. We can think about whether it would be best to work with a set number of sessions – usually either 6 or 12 – or whether it would be preferable to work more open-endedly.

My sessions are 50 minutes and weekly although sometimes twice weekly is recommended and this can be agreed between us at our first meeting.  

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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