My name is Andrew Faulconbridge, I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with a practice in Brighton and Hove for the past 16 years, I now also have a practice in Lewes.
I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Working with you on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and have worked for several counselling organisations in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Worthing as a counsellor and supervisor for 16 years.
I work with a wide range of issues, including loss and bereavement, change (of any sort), anxiety, depression, addiction, family or partnership problems, lack of confidence, self-harm.
I have extensive experience working with people having difficulties with alcohol and drugs who feel very ‘stuck’. Helping them to change their own relationship with drugs and alcohol and understand a wide variety of the underlying issues that may have underpinned those addictions
My aim is to offer a contained therapeutic relationship within a safe space where you can explore your relationship with drugs or alcohol, and how this impacts on different areas of life. We will work at your own pace to make changes which are meaningful for you.
What's the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist?
A counsellor is generally regarded as working with current life events which are overwhelming on a short-term basis and a psychotherapist is for more long-term work related to reoccurring patterns
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
Initial consultation session
What happens when we first meet?
It's important to feel comfortable working with me
Our first session is about finding out if I am the right therapist for you and discuss what you hope to get from our work. You will be able to ask any questions you have, I'll ask you about what has brought you to therapy and I'll take you through some of the practicalities.
There is no obligation to continue working with me after this initial session.
If you decide to work with me we will arrange subsequent sessions at a mutually convenient time. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are weekly on the same day and time each week.
We will review our sessions as therapy progresses and I will work with you to establish what time-frame best suits you. Once counselling starts, we will regularly review our progress.
My practice is in Lewes, East Sussex within easy reach of Eastbourne, Brighton, Uckfield, Ringmer, Newhaven,Eastbourne and Cooksbridge.