Our counsellors and psychotherapists in Brighton

Each of our therapists brings their own unique approach, experience and training to the counselling and psychotherapy services we provide.

Our counsellors and psychotherapists have a great deal of experience helping our clients face any personal issues that are affecting their lives.

Of course, discussions with your therapist as always confidential. We never share your personal details with anyone else.

At your first appointment, we will help you decide which one of our therapists might be the best counsellor or psychotherapist for you. Finding the right therapist is an important first step.

There are a number of ways our counsellors in Brighton may be able to provide help and support

We provide support through short, medium and longer-term personal counselling, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for our clients as well as relationship counselling for couples. We have many years of experience working with most personal and relationship issues. Find out about the benefits of counselling.

Appointments are available Mondays to Saturdays, from 8.00 am until 8.00 pm. Usually, first appointments are available within one week, depending on your availability. A professional profile for each member of our team can be found below.

Mel James

Mel James MBACP
As an Integrative therapist, Mel draws on a range of counselling models in response to the unique, individual needs of each client. She aims to support and empower her clients to use their own resources to face and resolve life’s challenges, facilitating personal growth and change. Warm, personable and approachable, Mel works with a broad range of issues, recognising that successful counselling depends upon a strong client-therapist relationship that is collaborative, accepting and respectful.

Registered Member, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Gabriele Panteli

Gabriele Panteli MBACP
Gabriele works with individuals and couples providing both long and shorter-term therapy helping with issues like depression, stress, anxiety, relationship problems, eating disorders, sexuality, cultural change and difficult or distressing life transitions. Gabriele has extensive experience working with addictions and co-dependence. With additional training in systemic therapy, trauma therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy, Gabriele’s approach focuses on self-development through building self-esteem and resilience. She works in our offices in both Brighton and London.

Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Lindsay Gould

Lindsay Gould MBACP
Lindsay works together with her clients providing both long and shorter-term counselling and psychotherapy. She has a great deal of experience working with addiction, family problems, bereavement and relationship issues. Lindsay sees clients who are experiencing work-related stress and anxiety issues as well as clients who are experiencing low moods and depression. Through a collaborative, integrative approach to therapy, Lindsay works with each person individually using a number of techniques and approaches. She works in our offices in both Brighton and London.

Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Maya Rawal

Maya Rawal UKCP
Maya is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist qualified with the Philadelphia Association in London. Her approach is informed by both the psychoanalytic and existential heritage of psychotherapy. Maya works with adults of all ages. She offers both short and longer-term therapy for people seeking any type of personal development, through exploring emotional and relational issues, loss and life transitions, difficulties with creativity and meaning, stress related problems and self-doubt.

Maya has thirty years of experience working with children, families and mental health issues, training firstly in social work, before psychotherapy.  She has extensive clinical experience in women’s and young people’s issues, including depression, anxiety, body image and eating problems, sexuality, sexual abuse, self-harm, substance misuse, parenthood, adoption, and fostering. She has worked with people in extreme distress, including those with psychiatric diagnoses.

Registered, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford MBACP
Kate is an experienced psychotherapist and a qualified, experienced couples and relationship therapist. She began working with One Therapy in 2010 and is Head of Therapy Services at our private practices in Brighton and across London. Please note Kate is not currently seeing clients in Brighton.

Registered Member, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy Services One Therapy London & One Therapy Brighton

We understand that therapy can be a private and very personal experience. All discussions in counselling are confidential.

Finding the right counsellor or psychotherapist in Brighton is an important first step.

Making a first appointment

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from
8.00 am until 8.00 pm and on Saturday afternoons.
Appointments last 50 minutes.

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Your questions answered

Starting therapy can feel confusing. We have put together some commonly-asked questions about counselling, along with our answers.

Frequently-asked questions

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There are a number of ways to reach us

One Therapy Brighton
25 Old Steine


01273 253 001




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Appointments available

Mondays to Fridays 8.00 am — 8.00 pm
Saturdays 10.00 am — 5.00 pm

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"I was able to confront many issues which I had so far chosen to ignore despite their negative effects on my personal relationships and happiness. I would have no hesitation in recommending (One Therapy) to anyone looking to improve their relationships and self-esteem."

My therapist was completely non-judgemental which allowed me to be totally honest in the sessions and say how I was feeling without reservation. I felt comfortable talking with him and it was a really valuable experience that I would thoroughly recommend.

Therapy helped me through a difficult time. I gained so much insight into myself and my life. My first experience of therapy was excellent. I am so grateful to One Therapy for this.