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13th August 2022 

Counselling and relationship therapist in Woodingdean, Brighton

Ruth Hazelton - MSc Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy, COSRT (Accredited)COSRT (Accredited) Supervisor, MBACP (Accred) - Relationship therapist, Brighton and Hove
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Hello, I am glad you have stopped to look at my website. I am an experienced therapist, my main areas of work are, working with couples experiencing relationship problems including, issues with sex& intimacy.
Individuals and couples experiencing issues with body image following illness, surgery or injury.
Those facing terminal illness and having difficulties in coming to terms with their diagnosis.

I also work with individuals who are trying to make sense of their lives, who have problems with mental health, forming relationships or have worries about how to cope with anxiety.

I can offer you a safe, private space to come and talk about whatever is troubling you. I also offer Skype sessions.


Whether you have long term problems or a new difficult situation to deal with, being listened to by someone outside the situation can really help.

I have been a practising counsellor and relationship therapist for 18 years and working in Brighton and Hove for the past 9 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychosexual therapy ( Sex Therapy) in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I work with both individuals and couples 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 an integrative counsellor, this means that I do not work from one single theoretical base. I will work with you using knowledge gathered over many years of training I aim to make sure that you get the best experience possible from your counselling.

Relationship Counselling

Sometimes when relationships hit a difficult patch it's hard for couples to know where to turn for impartial help. In my work as a relationship counsellor I take a lot of care to avoid taking sides or making judgements about either partner. It is important for both members of the couple to feel equally listened to and respected. My aim is for you both to build listening skills, improve your communication style and learn how to make compromises that work endure and revitalise your relationship. I offer a real chance for you to work with your partner to make changes. I can help you to understand the problems and to identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour. I will support and encourage you in the process of change. My work as a Psychosexual or sex therapist often includes elements of relationship counselling. Helping you to find a good balance of intimacy and practical solutions to your problems.

Individual Counselling

Sometimes people just want to come to explore why they behave the way they do. You might want to gain a greater understanding about the way you build relationships or why you find it difficult to make friends. Perhaps you feel anxious or embarrassed about joining in with social events or perhaps you are shy about talking to people. Maybe you have troubling issues in your past that you want to explore and work through. I will be there for you while you explore your inner processes and feelings. I offer support, insight and encouragement. I will listen and not judge.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • Relationships
  • Intimacy and sex -
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety
  • pre-bereavement, Bereavement
    Problems related to a diagnosis of cancer or other long term chronic illness
    people struggling to come to terms with a terminal diagnosis.

    I work with people with Spinal injury or other mobility issues to help you to achieve confidence in your intimate relationships. I can also help with the trauma and loss following an injury. I have disabled access to my therapy room.

    You may have been experiencing problems for a long time, but It is never too late to seek help.

    Clinical Supervision

    I am a qualified and COSRT accredited supervisor and currently have space available. I have a diploma in integrative supervision from the Grove Practice.
    My philosophy for supervision is to work alongside and not to direct. I believe that mutual respect is very important and I work hard not to impose my way of working onto anyone else's practice.

    I can supervise qualified and student psychosexual therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors and healthcare professionals

    I have various times available and I charge 50 per hour. I may be able to reduce the rate for students, please ask.

    Counselling in Woodingdean

    My counselling practice is in Woodingdean, Brighton, and within easy reach of Hove, Lewes, Shoreham, Worthing and Haywards Heath.

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