Brighton and Hove counselling service

Welcome to Counselling4Brighton. This is the home of Brighton and Hove counsellor Shelley Holland. With 18 years of experience working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, you are in safe hands. I offer short-term and long-term counselling and clinical supervision.

I have worked with both adults and young people from all walks of life who have come to counselling with a wide range of difficulties and issues, such as:

Shelley Holland - Brighton Counsellor

Shelley Holland - Brighton Counsellor

  • Managing difficult feelings - anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, depression, isolation and loneliness
  • Difficult past and present relationships, including toxic relationships and mother-daughter relationships
  • Trauma, either experienced in childhood or as an adult
  • 'Stuck' patterns of relating to others
  • Issues specific to young people aged 15-30
  • Issues of loss and bereavement, including divorce, separation, redundancy, and pet bereavement support
  • Identity issues: self-esteem, confidence, sexuality, race, spirituality
  • Harmful behaviours: Self-harm, disordered eating, suicidal feelings
  • Feeling a lack of purpose or direction in life, or of 'not feeling quite right'

Testimonials from clients

  • Thank you so much for being a fantastic counsellor. I will miss our sessions.
  • I have benefited hugely from our sessions. I now know there was more going on for me than I realised. I’m now in a better place.
  • Thank you for helping me with my relationship troubles. I have felt so empowered by the experience.
  • I’ve really learnt a lot about myself through our sessions, and now think about myself differently. I no longer feel sorry for myself. I feel strong and capable.
  • Shelley, thank you for your patience and understanding. My only regret is that I didn’t come to counselling sooner.
  • This has honestly changed my life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. You’ve helped me to understand myself and my relationships with others in a way I didn’t believe possible.

Why counselling

We all need help at times of crises or change. It’s been shown that talking therapies like counselling can help you feel better and improve your outlook on life. My aim in working with you is to enable you to find:

  • A greater understanding of yourself
  • A better understanding of other people
  • Reasons to feel confident and positive about your future
  • Ways to enjoy life, rather than just endure it
  • A less critical or destructive relationship with yourself
  • An improved ability to make and maintain healthy relationships with others
  • More pleasure in your work and creative outlets
  • Helpful strategies for managing anxiety, stress and difficult relationships
  • Ways to feel more spontaneous and fun-loving

Together, we can take the worry out of life. I look forward to meeting with you.