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Pat Bennaceur
Counsellor in Hove - Accredited 7+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Pat
Full address provided upon booking, 57 The Drive
East Sussex
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  • Individual £55 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £70 - 60 minutes
40% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Tuesdays
    10am - 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays
    10am - 1:15pm
  • Thursdays
    11am - 8:30pm
  • Fridays
    10am - 7:30pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress


  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment session allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and decide if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an introductory assessment appointment in Hove.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You determine what matter concerning your childhood and/or adulthood you explore. The aim of counselling is to enable you to talk about a difficulty and discover a solution that is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


(2 Reviews)
Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the problems you confront. It considers your thoughts, feelings and significant events in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find appropriate ways of managing.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Most of us will suffer from the loss of a loved one at some point in our lives and it is perfectly normal to feel a range of emotions, from shock and disbelief, sadness, anger, anguish, guilt or even depression. This is part of the grieving process and at times, these feelings may feel overwhelming. Although grief and depression can look quite similar there are some warning signs to look out for especially if you have a history of depression. Many think that until all the anniversaries have passed, they are not fully ready to resume 'normal' life, but everyone and every culture reacts differently.
Read More: Look out for life events that can lead to depression, say therapists

Qualifications Timeline

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since August 2010)
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Source Foundation (UK)

Pat abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

has 2 Reviews (4.50 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (1)
4 stars: (1)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Abuse: (1)
Relationship Problems: (1)
By Therapy Service:
Psychotherapy: (2)

James, 43, gave a review after 100 sessions

09 August 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"I had not had any prior experience before I started talking to Pat and she was able to immediately put me at ease. She is also patient and a good listener. Pat also made me feel like I was in control at all times as to where the conversation was going and she encouraged me to talk rather than lead the conversations. Flexibility is another quality that Pat showed as there were occasions sometimes at short notice when work or other commitments led to me having to reschedule or even cancel sessions, and she would always where possible try to accommodate me in that regard. There were occasions when I would vocalise my feelings or thoughts and I did not hold back and I felt that Pat's ability to listen and put me at ease was very useful. After some time I started to feel that I was developing a greater awareness and starting to almost learn to help myself and Pat always encouraged this. We also regularly discussed whether the therapy was meeting my needs and Pat was always happy to review where things had not been working."

Rating of Psychotherapy for Relationship Problems:

Caroline, 44 from Brighton, gave a review after 60 sessions

26 June 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Pat is very empathic and calm. She is a great listener and is very astute in her responses. Pat is warm and accepting, I felt very comfortable when with her and found her easy to trust. Pat was very clear about my symptoms and why I may be experiencing them, which changed over the course of my therapy. Pat inspired me to hope whilst balancing this with realistic goals. Pat is really insightful and hugely knowledgable about her subject."

Rating of Psychotherapy for Abuse:

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Hove, Preston Park, West Blatchington, Brighton, Portslade, Withdean, Kemp Town, Hollingbury, Portslade Village, Patcham, Moulsecoomb, Bevendean, Southwick, Brighton Marina Village, Coldean, Kingston by Sea, Stanmer, Woodingdean, Ovingdean, Shoreham Beach

Nearest Train Stations

  • Hove (0.4 miles)
  • Aldrington (0.7 miles)
  • Portslade (0.8 miles)
  • Brighton (1.2 miles)
  • Preston Park (1.2 miles)
  • Brighton London Road (1.4 miles)
  • Falmer (1.8 miles)
  • Fishersgate (2.2 miles)
  • Moulsecoomb (2.4 miles)
  • Southwick (3 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 06 April 2018