Alexander Duffield Counselling Hove, East Sussex

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I am an experienced, accredited counsellor and supervisor based in Hove in East Sussex, within easy reach of Brighton, Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing. I work with individual adults helping them to improve their relationship with themselves and others.

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Qualifications & Professional Membership

I have a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birkbeck College, University of London. I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am listed on the online BACP register of counsellors and psychotherapists. I am also supervise counsellors and have completed a diploma in ‘Using the Group as the Medium for Supervision’ at the Institute of Group Analysis.

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I am experienced in providing therapy to adults who have experienced a wide range of issues such as:

  • stress and anxiety, including panic attacks
  • depression and feeling cut off
  • trauma, flashbacks and nightmares
  • redundancy and work issues
  • unresolved issues from the past
  • issues from childhood
  • loss and bereavement
  • relationship issues
  • family issues
  • mental health problems
  • issues around sex and sexuality
  • sexual abuse
  • illness and disability

As well as working in private practice, I teach on a BACP accredited psychodynamic counselling course and work for employment assistance programmes. For 5 years I worked as a counsellor for SurvivorsUK a charity which supports men who have suffered sexual abuse at any time in their life. I have 3 years experience of working at a hospice supporting patients and the people who care about them. I also worked as a counsellor for many years in community counselling services supporting people with a wide range of issues.

My Approach

I work with individual adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period and see them at a regular time each week. I work in a collaborative and empowering way. I help individuals to increase their emotional strength and improve the quality of their relationships by supporting them to talk freely about the issues they are struggling with. I then encourage them to 'step back' and look again at their responses. This promotes insight and enables individuals to develop new and creative ways of responding to the challenges they face and improve the quality and strength of their relationships. My approach to counselling is particularly suited to people who think that their current problems might in part be due to difficult experiences in the past.

You can see a 30 second video introduction by following this link.

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Code of Ethics

I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment and abide by the code of ethics of BACP.

Next steps

Starting counselling can be a daunting prospect. Therefore, I suggest meeting for two initial meetings so you can see if you feel confident in talking to me and so that I can make sure that my approach to counselling is suited to you. You can also call me to discuss the possibility of counselling.


I am an approved counsellor with Bupa, Vitality, Aviva & WPA. Please contact your insurer to find out more about how to claim.

Counsellor in Hove, near Brighton, East Sussex
Alexander Duffield Counselling

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