Brighton and Hove

Ben Middleton

Counselling for individuals affected by drugs or alcohol

I aim to support you in achieving the changes you want.


You may want to reduce your consumption; to stop drinking or taking drugs altogether; or perhaps you just want to try and understand what is going on for you. Alternatively you may be coping with having someone in your life with a harmful relationship to drugs or alcohol. Whatever your goal, I provide a non judgemental approach to enabling you to move forward.


I start with you as a unique individual and work to help you resolve the challenges you face. I don’t have a preconceived idea about what works, instead I tailor my approach to suit you and your circumstances. I have worked both with people going through the twelve steps and those who have found that isn't quite right for them.


I am happy to work with you on short term practical ways to manage your current situation. But I can also work with you over the longer term to really understand what is driving your problematic relationship with drugs or alcohol.


I recognise that many people face physical barriers to accessing counselling and I work from a fully accessible counselling room. For people with severe mobility problems, I will consider home visits.

About Me

I am an integrative counsellor who works in private practice. I also work for a charity supporting male survivors of sexual abuse. I have previously trained and worked as a substance misuse counsellor for CRI in Brighton, worked as a counsellor for a disabled people’s charity and also in a Hove secondary school.

I am a registered member of BACP, fully insured and registered with the Information Commissioner.  


Fees: £50 (£30 for students and those on reduced incomes). Initial session £10.

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Professional Qualifications

Fully trained in alcohol and drug counselling

Trained in working with trauma and recovery

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy


Where to find me

18a Clermont Road,

Brighton. BN1 6SG

Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms
Lower Ground,
60 Lansdowne Place

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