Psychotherapist in Brighton and Online

My name is Greg Donaldson and I work as a Psychotherapist in Brighton and online. My private practice in both areas encompasses individual counselling & psychotherapy services, therapy with couples and trainee counsellors. My approach is integrative with a transpersonal perspective. 

Sometimes we can lose our purpose in life and we start to wonder what it’s all about.

I work with individuals providing short & long term psychotherapeutic counselling. Talking in confidential space can help us find perspective and clarity, enabling us to step fully into our own lives.

Brighton Therapy

 

Listen to me speaking about psychosynthesis therapy, psychedelic integration and depth psychology on the Mind manifest Podcast 

Psychotherapist

Greg Donaldson is a psychotherapeutic counsellor working both Brighton and online. He holds a post-graduate diploma in psychosynthesis counselling and an MA in psychosynthesis psychotherapy.

Greg is part of the Imperial College team who are researching the comparative effects of psilocybin and SSRIs on Major Depressive Disorder.

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor – Brighton & Online

Counsellor - Brighton & London

My name is Greg Donaldson and I work as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in Brighton and online.

I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis counselling, and an MA in Psychosynthesis psychotherapy awarded by the Psychosynthesis Trust

I am an experienced psychotherapist in Brighton and works closely with the needs of each individual to address questions and issues of immediate concern as well as those of a deeper and more profound nature.

External events can sometimes precipitate a crisis. At each stage of life, feelings of losing control can be brought on by such things as identity challenges, lack of clear life direction and an inability to make productive decisions, relationship and sexual problems, anger management issues and violent feelings, depression and despair, isolation and loneliness, bereavement and loss of love and support, body related anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, trauma of any kind, infertility and challenges with having a family, pregnancy and the stresses of parenting, family tensions, the challenges of children and young people, career changes, illness and accidents, divorce, retirement and ageing, and the death of those you love. There are many moments of change and therefore potential for feeling overwhelmed throughout our lives, during which additional help is needed.

Often however, there is nothing specific that seems to be causing someone pain and suffering. Chronic feelings of unhappiness, shame, guilt, self-consciousness, self-hate, despair and depression frequently persist without obvious reasons or causes.

Some people simply feel that they are drifting and would like a deeper sense of purpose & meaning in their lives.

There is no ‘right reason’ to start therapy, nor a ‘right time’. Struggling with any aspect of your life is something that therapy can aid you with.

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” 

M Scott Peck 

I offer counselling in London and Online offering weekly 50 minute sessions.

I have full public liability insurance and am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I also attend regular supervision and keep up to date with regular CPD (Continuing professional development)

First Steps

Our first counselling session is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know each other. It will be a space for you to ask any questions you may have about me or the counselling process and to talk about what brings you to counselling. At the end of this session we should have a good idea as to whether we want to work together and continue with further sessions, although you may want to think it over for a few days.

First Counselling Session

Once the decision is made to continue we will establish a ‘contract’ that we both feel comfortable with. This will make clear the confidential nature of the sessions, the cancellation policy and establish our commitment to working together in regular weekly sessions. For example we may initially contract to meet for 6 weeks, to see how that works out. This may be a sufficient number of sessions or you may then decide to continue open-endedly.

In all cases the sessions are best conducted on a consistent weekly basis to gain the most out of the work together. I have a 48 hour cancellation policy although I will always try and be flexible and offer an alternative time and day If I can. If the session is cancelled within this time the full session fee will be liable.

My fees are;

Individuals – £70.00

Supervision £70.00

I do also offer concessionary rates when available

 

Please book via this link  if you would like a free 15 minute zoom call to answer any questions you may have. 

Location

I offer Psychotherapy in comfortable, private counselling rooms in Brighton.

Therapy room

After an initial consultation I am also able to offer Zoom sessions at an agreed time each week.  Below are maps for my clinic rooms in Brighton.