Brighton and Hove counselling service
Welcome to Counselling4Brighton. This is the home of Brighton and Hove counsellor Shelley Holland. With 22 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 own and work from the Palmeira Practice in Central Hove, a counselling and psychotherapy practice with dedicated, quiet and safe consulting rooms near First Avenue, Hove.
I work in both an integrative and holistic way. This means that I combine key therapeutic approaches to provide the best fit for the person I'm working with. It also means I consider the whole person when working therapeutically, and not just the 'issue'.
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:
Trauma, either experienced in childhood or as an adult.
Repeating patterns of behaviour, or feeling 'stuck' in a relationship with another person.
Issues specific to young people aged 15-30.
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'.
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.