Charles Baines

Charles Baines

Counsellor in Brighton

My role as a counsellor is to help my clients overcome the difficulties they're facing in life, so that they can live fulfilled and happy lives. Many of my clients say that counselling has made a profound difference to their lives. Some of the benefits my clients say they experience are greater confidence, at ease with themselves, better relationships and feeling happier and stronger. Most experience noticeable benefits in six sessions, however, some clients prefer to have longer-term counselling, which enables us to deepen and consolidate on the therapeutic work. It is up to you how many sessions you would like to have.

Background & Qualifications

I started training as a counsellor in 2000 and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at Brighton University in 2004. I have been working as a counsellor in Brighton since 2004 and I have been a BACP accredited counsellor since 2009. Between 2004 and 2013, I worked at The Beech Group, a successful group practice in Brighton, but I now run my own practice.
In addition to being a counsellor, I teach a popular counselling skills course at Varndean College in Brighton.

My Specialisms

Anxiety, Career Coaching, Coaching Supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, General counselling, Health related issues, Life Coaching, Loss, Mens Issues, Mental health issues, Obsessions, Personal Development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress, Work related issues.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I am an empathic, non-judgemental and genuine person, and I like to work my clients so that they can find their own way forward with their issues. We work together, exploring and gaining insights into the underlying issues and blind spots. Therefore, the counselling process helps to build your self-awareness, which will make you feel a stronger and more self confident person.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am able to use a number of counselling approaches according to the needs of my clients. I have had extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with leading American Cognitive therapist, Christine Padesky. CBT is an approach to therapy favoured by the NHS and recommended in the N.I.C.E. guidelines.

I am also believe in the practice of Mindfulness, and sometimes introduce Mindfulness exercises in the therapy if I feel my client would benefit, such as in cases of anxiety and depression.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £45 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £60 per 50 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Introductory session special offer: £10 for a 30-minute session.