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"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step."

About me:

My name is Rai Brady and I am an independent counsellor based in Worthing, West Sussex. I have worked in health and social care for 34 years and have always been passionate about clear communication.  I’ve always wanted to get through to people who have struggled to communicate and often I have found myself learning new skills ensuring that their voices are heard. 

My aims have always been the same. I want to make a difference, help people understand themselves, their hopes and their fears and how to help them go forward with confidence.  I have always maintained that I don’t work with people, I work alongside them.  Taking a journey together to help them self-discover their strengths, vulnerabilities and own personal goals for the future. I do not shy away in helping people who are in personal pain so that they process their grief and losses and find their way back to some laughter and smiles.

Some of us are spiritual in nature, some of us aren’t but it’s always important to realise that people have core beliefs in any religion in their spiritual preference, which at times give them strength.  Being respectful and truly listening to those beliefs helps us understand the person and the conflicts that may arise for them.

How I can help:

Psychodynamic therapy - simply put is gaining clues from our past to help us understand why we act the way we do and helps us recognise our own personal defense mechanisms, once we understand ourselves, we can look at ways to heal.

Sometimes people find themselves in counselling and they can’t put into words what the problem is but through having a safe, secure, trusting space and time they are able to unravel the true source of their stress, whilst working alongside them, we go on that individuals journey to self-discovery in order to alleviate their emotional pain.

I can work in creative ways, it is often difficult for people to come to the first sessions which feel overwhelming to talk about their problems instantly. I use several different therapeutic tools if needed and indicated to start with the first and subsequent sessions, such as cards to help a person express themselves, poems, writing, and use of keeping a personal journal.

My other therapeutic tools are Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Solution focused therapy and life coaching techniques.  

What I want to achieve for my customers:

 I want to provide a highly confidential environment where people feel safe, secure and heard.

Qualifications:

 Postgraduate Diploma in psychodynamic therapeutic counselling

(Member of the British association of counselling and psychotherapy) - MBACP