Malcolm Scott BSc (Hons) psychology, PG Dip, MSc, MBACP, MUPCA (Accred).

UKCP Registered Clinical Psychotherapist, Accredited Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor in Brighton & Hove.

Sometimes painful memories, strong feelings and intrusive thoughts become too overwhelming to manage. When this happens, it is not unusual to feel anxious, panic-stricken, low in mood or just aware that something isn't right. You may be asking yourself "what's happening to me," and when there appears to be no answer, this can feel uncomfortable, destabilising and frightening; or you may feel that a specific event, such as a bereavement, the end of a relationship or a traumatic experience has made life feel more of a struggle and less enjoyable. Talking to someone about your issues takes courage and I offer a safe, confidential space to do this. You can talk openly about how you’re feeling and you will be heard without fear of being criticised or judged.

198 Church Rd ROOM ONE

My therapy practice

I have an honours degree in psychology, a post-graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling and a master’s degree in clinical psychotherapy. I have extensive experience working in both the private and public sector and my therapeutic approach is best described as integrative, because it draws on the theoretical, philosophical and clinical convictions of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and family therapy. I work with adults (individuals and couples), young people and families. I have a COSRT approved Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy, and I am a group facilitator for post graduate students training in psychodynamic counselling at The University of Brighton. Furthermore, I am also an experienced fertility counsellor (MBICA). I work face to face from my practice in Hove and remotely via Zoom, Skype & FaceTime.

What can you expect in the first session?

One of the most important aspects of counselling and psychotherapy lies in the quality and strength of the therapeutic relationship, which is why you should feel completely comfortable with your therapist. The first session gives us an opportunity to meet, for you to talk about your concerns, and for me to gain an understanding of your situation. It also allows us to decide if we would like to continue working together. You are under no obligation to return after the first session.