Therapy and counselling in Brighton, Lewes and the surrounding areas

In-person and online sessions available

Counselling & Therapy with Paul Marshall


"Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfil the way that is in you." Carl Jung

How I can help you

Whether it be anxiety or depression, problems with relationships, bereavement or trauma, my role is to support you to overcome the difficulties you are facing. My aim is to help you to explore, understand and ultimately accept.

My work is with people from all walks of life and backgrounds who come to therapy with a diverse range of issues: I have experience in education, employment and voluntary settings. As a fully-qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.

What issues can I help you with?

People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling and therapy:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Bereavement, grief and loss

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Loneliness

Abuse

Depression

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Issues relating to sexuality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family or school life

ADHD

"The counselling sessions with Paul have been a real help in my journey. This has been my first counselling experience and I am highly recommending it."


Christine

"Paul made me feel welcome and heard, and provided a space for me to learn more about myself. He also helped me learn about boundaries both with other people, but also with myself. Thank you Paul, I hope to one day work with you again."


Peter

“Paul's manner is a calming and reassuring one which enthuses a trust to discuss personal matters that I would rarely share with others.”


James

About me

Before becoming a counsellor I worked in many areas including plumbing and heating, stand-up comedy, poetry, acting and education. This broad experience has given me the opportunity to interact with and get to know people from all walks of life.


I became a counsellor after experiencing first-hand the difference counselling made to my life and relationships. Growing up male in a working-class environment meant that emotions and feelings were not always prioritised or encouraged. Having had therapy myself I now have an understanding of how important it is to get in touch with and fully experience our feelings.

About my approach

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw on different approaches to therapy depending on the client. I strive to be open, respectful and non-judgmental towards my clients and to work together with you to discover unhelpful patterns from the past that have become obstacles to growth.

How can counselling help?

Counselling can help with a range of issues concerning, family, stress, relationships, work, social concerns, anxiety, loss, bereavement, loneliness and depression.

Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide a space to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices

within it.

I understand that it can be difficult to find someone to open up to but I will work with you at your own pace with whatever it is that is troubling you.

How it works

I hold in-person, virtual/online sessions, as well as telephone counselling.

In-person sessions are held in a comfortable room in Brighton. Online/virtual sessions are via Zoom.

If you'd like to discuss which option might be best for you, please get in touch.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £55 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low income or for students; contact me to inquire about availability.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, card or by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Questions

If you have any questions about how counselling/therapy works, please feel free to call me on 07958473622 or use the contact form on this page.

Free initial assessment

This appointment (held virtually via Zoom or on the phone) enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right counsellor to help.


You can also call me on 07958473622 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.