Hello, I’m Darren Flint – a Counsellor working in Brighton & Hove.
I’m proud to have gained my Counselling qualifications through the Wealden Institute’s renowned Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
‘Humanistic’ means I that I value your unique human potential, putting your own needs at the heart of the therapy we do. ‘Integrative’ means that I am trained in a range of complimentary techniques, and can draw on these to best meet your own particular circumstances.
I specialise in working with gender and sexual diversity, particularly with younger clients who identify as Trans and Non-Binary. However, I have a wealth of experience working with other gender- and sexual identities including Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual clients of all ages and from all backgrounds.
Clients don’t just come to talk about their gender or sexual identity – you’re welcome to bring whatever it is you want to talk about. On my website, I invite you to ask yourself ‘what are your counselling intentions’ – what is it you seek through counselling? I’ll be here to help you on your journey.
I’m keen to offer my clients a choice of creative therapy techniques to use in the counselling room. These won’t suit everyone, but for some people a creative activity can spark the imagination and help the energy flow when words might fail us. Some of the techniques I offer include: drawing and painting, sandtray, tarot and animal cards, dream interviews. If you’d like to know more, please ask me (or see my website for details).
As well as offering my private practice at the Wilbury Clinic, I also work as a Counsellor and Counselling Administrator for a respected LGBTQ mental health charity. It’s important to me to offer therapy to clients who might not otherwise be able to afford it – which is why I also offer some Concession rates (see below). I also offer telephone counselling, and online sessions.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), so you can be sure that I work to the highest professional standards.
I understand how important it is to feel a good connection with your therapist. That’s why I offer a free informal consultation, to help decide if you want to work with me. This can happen in person, or over the phone.
For more about me please see the video below where I chat with Vajralila at the Wilbury Clinic, about gender diversity and neurodiversity, and counselling clients with these identities: