Counselling in Brighton, Hove and Horsham

I am an accredited, male psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling to adults and young people in Brighton, Hove and Horsham. My site is designed to introduce you to my service, explore whatever issues you are going through and help you arrange  either counselling or psychotherapy.

I make it a goal to ensure that every client that contacts me finds their way to a counsellor that meets their needs. This may be me, or it may be one of the many other counsellors that I am connected with across the South of England.

About Me

I have been working as a psychotherapist for 10 years now. I was originally working as a management trainer before qualifying as a therapist. My education focused on philosophy – this has led me to take up existential psychotherapy – a method that I hope you will find as exciting and as challenging as I do.

I trained initially at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, where I received my MA. Since then I have gone on to begin a second MA in Child Psychotherapy with Terapia. As a counsellor I have worked with Sussex University, Surrey University and am currently in the middle of a project with Brighton University. My background in training has led me to deliver courses to trainee counsellors and those with an interest in promoting mental wellbeing in others.

While I work with a wide range of client groups, I feel that the issues that I suit best are those around bereavement, disability, change, adolescence and OCD. Due to another career I used to have in game design, I am also an appropriate counsellor for anybody that spends considerable time online, social networking or gaming. In order to make myself as accessible as possible to clients I also offer online counselling. Finally I provide couple counselling in the form of duo counselling, whereby I work with another therapist, Nicky Hitchcock to restore balance and health to your partnership.

If you’re looking to find counselling or psychotherapy services in Brighton, Hove or Horsham then contact me to arrange an initial meeting. You can mail me at info@counselling-brighton.co.uk, call/text me on 07714 324542 or press the button below to fill out a contact form.


The cover of my book: Control the Controller; Understanding and Resolving Video Game Addiction

Controlling the Controller: Understanding and Resolving Video Game Addiction

In this examination of videogame addiction I use my own unique story as a vantage point from which to come to terms with the mind-set of the addicted videogamer; offering guidance as to how to bring about a positive change in behaviour. The book has just been launched in October 2014 with Free Association Books.

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Ciaran O’Connor Psychotherapy

Suite 6 62 Palmeira Avenue Brighton & Hove BN3 3GF

Telephone: 07714 324542 E-Mail: info@counselling-brighton.co.uk