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TOM COWAN

Person-centred counselling in
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Wells, Somerset
Online in the UK & EU
- BACP Registered Counsellor
Tom Cowan, Counsellor, Therapy for gay men

DO YOU EXPERIENCE?

> worry, anxiety or panic attacks?

> depression or low energy?

> confusion or self doubt?

> negative or intrusive thoughts?

> stress, overwhelming emotions or burnout?

> difficulty communicating your needs?

> feelings of loneliness or isolation?

> issues around sexuality, gender or       

   relationships that are hard to talk about?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

> feel calm and safe

> discuss your issues in confidence

> improve your mental health

> experience more self acceptance

> speak to a trustworthy professional 

> be valued and listened to

> explore your gender or sexuality

> improve your intimate relationships​

> feel seen and validated

WAYS FOR US TO CONNECT

FAQ

I love questions!

I've answered a few and if there are more you want to ask then please do drop me an email. 

ABOUT ME

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TOM COWAN

Hi my name's Tom and my ethos is to offer you space to be yourself, to honour your needs and to empower you to thrive. You are welcome to come as you are and together we'll find the right direction for you!

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out and begin the next step of seeking support. We all need help sometimes and I'm honoured that you're here.

I'm curious about what you might need next and how you would like to work together? I can offer you flexibility by working in person or online, indoors or outdoors. 

It is important for me to let you know that you're going to be leading the work in these sessions and I'll be alongside you every step of the way. 

I believe in you and your capacity to change, grow and thrive when given the support you need. That's the power of the therapeutic relationship and this is my area of expertise and experience.

Drop me an email right now and let me know what's going on with you and where you'd like to be heading in life. I'll reply as soon as I can.

Look forward to meeting you soon.

All the best,

Tom

WHAT I OFFER 

You're taking your choice of counsellor seriously and I appreciate the efforts you're making to find out about me and my approach. You may find what you've been looking for. Keep reading and I'll share a little more about what I can offer you and how you can book your free 20 minute introductory video call. 

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MY AREAS OF SPECIALISM AND WHAT I OFFER

RELATIONSHIPS

Sometimes intimate relationship don't go as expected and you can lose contact with yourself or the other.  Together we'll find the words to describe how you feel and what you need so you are able to maintain your healthy boundaries  with those close to you. 

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

You may feel overwhelmed by life, lacking hope, purpose and meaning. This could manifest as a low level feeling of dread or despair. Perhaps you find yourself thinking the most threatening outcomes. There is hope! Together we'll unpick those stories and support you to find connection and relief from anxiety and depression. 

TRAUMA INFORMED

Painful and traumatic life experiences can leave us feeling lost, hurting, afraid and frozen. You might be feeling ready to begin exploring the impact of these experiences on your life.

 

Together we will use cutting edge techniques from 

neuroscience to bring about states of calm, safety and stability back into your life.  

THE BODY, BREATH & MIND CONNECTION

You are curious about what your body has to tell you and want to tune in to those gut feelings. Together we can find ways that are safe for you to be with your body and your breath and learn what the message is, integrating this wisdom into your life. 

LGBTQ+ AFFIRMATIVE SPACE

You need a safe space to explore gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Whichever aspect of your identity you wish to explore you will be welcomed in your entirety. I spent two years working with an LGBTQ+ counselling service and have the experience to meet you where you are in a non judgemental, acceptant and honouring way. 

ADDICTION AND CONNECTION

Addiction takes many forms and has different roots for everyone. The antidote, according to Gabor Mate, is connection. We'll explore what's missing in your life, what you need and co-create strategies that fit your experience and needs. 

SPIRITUALITY & SELF DEVELOPMENT
SAND TRAY AND CREATIVE METHODS

Perhaps you find talking things through challenging and want to access different parts of you that you know are pushing up to be heard. Using play & creativity in the sand tray you can drop in and explore what's really going in. I'll be there right beside you every step of the way. 

THERAPY WITHOUT WALLS

Do you ever get that sinking feeling that life is happening and you're missing it? The seasons change. The sun rises and sets. The Moon waxes and wanes.  Research shows us that outdoor therapy and nature connection can change your life in positive life enhancing ways. Join the adventure in woods, parks and open spaces around Brighton & Hove. 

You're curious about spirituality, your path and the journey of life as an ever folding mystery. You might be wanting to talk through personal revelations, integrate psychedelic experiences or make changes that put you back in the flow. 

I'M CURIOUS ABOUT OUTDOOR COUNSELLING - TELL ME MORE!

Therapy Without Walls takes place at various locations outdoors.  

Watch the video to learn all about it. 

BOOK YOUR FREE 20 MINUTE INTRODUCTORY VIDEO CALL NOW

YOGA NIDRA RELAXATION

Yoga Nidra is a profound practice of letting the body fall into deep rest.  You will be exploring the space between waking and sleeping. This is a restorative practice that is particularly helpful for calming the nervous system, reducing anxiety and stress. 

 

These guided relaxations are best experienced lying down in a comfortable position where you will not be disturbed.  Use plenty of pillows, blankets and bolsters so that your body feels supported. 

They are free for you to listen to and download here

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