Becky Whitfield

Counselling Psychologist & Systemic Family Psychotherapist

Counselling Psychologist & Systemic Family Psychotherapist

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I work as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist based in Brighton & Hove. I have over 20 years' experience of working as a qualified psychologist including in senior roles in NHS mental health services. I offer face-to-face Systemic Family Therapy from consulting rooms in Hove. I also offer face-to-face and online Supervision and Consultation to psychologists and psychotherapists.

AnxietyChild or Adolescent IssuesCouples CounselingDepressionDivorceFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFamily SystemsInterpersonalLoss or GriefParentingPostpartumPremarital CounselingRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSchizophreniaTrauma

I work with people in close relationships, facilitating conversations in a compassionate and respectful way, in order to collaborate with them to overcome the challenges they are facing, or move towards the way they would like to be together. This could be in order to improve relationships, to talk about challenging situations and events they are facing, to support a family member who is experiencing particular difficulties such as mental health challenges, or to enhance family relationships whatever the circumstances. 'Systemic' psychotherapy acknowledges that people in relationships affect one another, as do the wider systems and contexts in which they live; working together as a 'system' or family can be helpful to address challenges together. 'Family' can be defined in many ways and I work with any group of people who care about each other and describe themselves as family. I welcome working with diversity, appreciating people's own definitions of their identities and social, cultural and religious contexts. I aim to support families to move towards their own goals, and tailor my approach to each family's needs.

Counselling Psychologist (HCPC Registered) since 2003 Systemic Practitioner since 2007 Systemic Family Psychotherapist (UKCP registered) since 2023 Extensive experience working in mental health NHS services with adults, young people and children.

Type of Therapy
  • Family Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Long Term (Face to Face)Short Term (Face to Face)