counselling in brighton

Counselling & Therapy offers thorough and customised counselling services in Brighton and online. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Bradley Ridell applies his knowledge to tackle a variety of issues. Bradley’s therapy services make sure that clients get the individualised assistance they require to improve their mental wellbeing.

BJR Psychotherapist: Counselling in Brighton and Hove

Bradley provides committed counselling in Brighton and Hove in person, or online. Bradley is a knowledgeable, kind counsellor with a focus on addiction treatment. Through personal sessions in Brighton and online therapy sessions, you can access his knowledge whether you live in Brighton or elsewhere.

Bradley, your support integrative counsellor, takes great satisfaction in providing a highly customised therapy approach to counselling and therapy. Bradley customises his sessions to address the particular requirements and difficulties that every client has. His dedication to providing individualised support guarantees that you will get the concentrated attention needed for your wellbeing and personal development.

All clients can benefit from a counselling environment that is both private and encouraging. Therapy in Brighton with Bradley is carried out with the highest level of privacy so you can feel comfortable sharing your experience.

An integrative counsellor employs different psychological therapies with clients to find out which therapy helps which clients.

What are counselling and psychotherapy?

A qualified counsellor offers clients support, direction, and a nonjudgmental environment in which to examine and comprehend ideas, feelings, and behaviours. Counselling’s main objectives are to support clients in overcoming obstacles, making life-improving decisions, and improving their general wellbeing.

Psychotherapy, often known as talk therapy, is a collaborative, professional therapeutic technique that helps clients address and overcome emotional and psychological problems. It entails a therapeutic alliance between a client and a licenced mental health practitioner, or psychotherapist.

What’s the difference between counselling and therapy?

The distinction between “psychotherapy” and “counselling” can vary depending on the area and the particular practices of mental health experts. The terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Here are some differences between the two:


Generally speaking, counselling is thought to concentrate on certain problems and difficulties in a person’s life. It is frequently more problem-solving and short-term-focused. Counselling can be sought for problems including sorrow, relationship problems, or stress management.

The goals of counselling may include creating coping mechanisms, offering assistance, and presenting workable answers to pressing issues.


Psychotherapy typically addresses deeper, more complicated problems that are frequently connected to thought, feeling, and behaviour patterns. It also has a more expansive focus. It may include a longer duration and a deeper examination of the person’s psychology.

The goal of psychotherapy is to fundamentally alter an individual’s self-perception and relationship with others. This goal can be reached by investigating the underlying causes of emotional and psychological problems.

What to expect in a private counselling practice

In your initial consultation, we can talk about your life and how you got to the point you are now. We can look at what therapies you use to cope with your problems.

When should you think about seeing therapists?

Attending private therapy can be helpful in a variety of circumstances, not just those involving serious mental health problems. The following scenarios and indicators might suggest that seeing a therapist is warranted:

Constant Melancholy: Seeking therapy can be helpful if you are dealing with ongoing feelings of depression. This may also include feelings of anxiety, anger, or other emotional discomfort that interfere with your day-to-day activities.

Relationship Issues: Therapists can provide a secure environment to discuss and resolve relationship-related concerns, such as problems establishing and sustaining connections with people. As well as family disputes, or difficulty in personal relationships.

Adverse Coping Strategies: Behavioural therapy can assist clients in learning more constructive coping techniques for stressful situations. This may include drug abuse or alcohol, harming oneself, or engaging in other harmful behaviours.

PTSD and Trauma: Clients who have been through trauma or who exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might greatly benefit from treatment, especially from trauma-focused modalities.

Why my therapy clinic in Hove can help you change your mental health around

A counselling and therapy practice can help your mental health by providing individualised professional counsel. Therapists use evidence-based practices in a safe, supportive setting to successfully address a range of issues. Their provision of emotional support, validation, and empathy fosters a non-judgmental environment conducive to introspection. Dynamic therapy involves collaborative goal-setting, progress tracking, and crisis management. Additionally, therapists provide psychoeducation to improve comprehension. The therapeutic alliance between you and your therapist is essential for promoting personal development and enhanced wellbeing in a goal-oriented, joyous environment.

Take the first step to success by speaking to Bradley about his Brighton and Hove counselling services.