Fiona May: Person-centred/humanistic Counsellor, Brighton, BN2
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Fiona May

Person-centred/humanistic counsellor
Brighton BN2
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About Me

In light of the continuing situation with Covid-19 and for the health and wellbeing of both my clients and myself, I am currently only offering remote sessions & don't yet have a date for when I will return to working in a face-to-face setting. I provide emotional support either by Zoom, telephone, or instant messaging, all at £36 per session. 


Hello, welcome to my page. I am a BACP registered humanistic counsellor offering a safe, accepting, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about whatever may be bothering you. I work Tuesdays & Thursdays from midday-2pm & 4pm-7pm offering one-to-one therapeutic support either remotely by Zoom, telephone, instant messaging, or face-to-face at Carlton Hill Therapy Rooms in central Brighton. Sessions can be on a short, medium or long-term basis - whatever feels right for you. I work with clients of all ages ranging from early adolescence to adults with many differing needs, but have a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults and also with bereavement.  


I use a person-centred approach which means that I respect each client as a unique individual. I focus on what is important to you and our sessions will follow your pace. I won't offer you my opinion or advice, or provide you with solutions as I believe that having the space to talk to someone neutral can help you to explore your options in order to better understand your problems to find the solution that works best for you. I also use EMDR and Mindfulness grounding techniques which can help you learn how to self-soothe outside of the therapy room should you feel the need to. 


I have experience in working with a diverse range of issues such as academic stress, anger, anxiety, bereavement, body issues, bullying, depression, divorce and separation, domestic abuse, eating disorders, emotional abuse, gender questioning and uncertainty, identity crisis, existential angst, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, relationship issues, self-harm, separation and loss, sexual abuse, sexuality, social anxiety, suicidal ideation and trauma. However, you don’t have to be experiencing any of these issues to speak with me as perhaps you may be struggling with something else entirely.


Since 2010 I have worked as a volunteer for three different charities providing emotional support to bereaved individuals, adolescents and young adults, and to individuals in emotional distress. I have been employed by YMCA Downslink Group as a college counsellor since 2017 and work with adolescents and young adults in college settings alongside my private practice.


I am registered with the ICO, hold professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check which covers me to work with both children and adults.

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Carlton Hill Therapy Rooms
72 Carlton Hill
East Sussex


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Eating disorders
Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Gender diversity
Panic attacks
Suicidal thoughts

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



Contact me to arrange a free of charge 30 minute introductory session either by video call, telephone, or face-to-face to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.

A standard face-to-face session for 50 minutes costs £46 - payment can be made by cash, card (all major cards & Apple Pay accepted) or remotely via a one-time iZettle link 

A video call session for 50 minutes costs £36 - payment can be made remotely via a one-time iZettle link 

A telephone session for 50 minutes costs £36 - payment can be made remotely via a one-time iZettle link

An instant messaging session for 50 minutes costs £36 - payment can be made remotely via a one-time iZettle link

I take into consideration personal circumstances and where available, offer a reduced rate of £36 for face-to-face sessions for individuals on low-income and students/student counsellors with valid ID

Training and qualifications

Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton

EMDR in Therapy and Coaching - EMDR Centre London

Ascentis Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy