Jay Beichman

I have been practising for more than 20 years. I trained in counselling at the University of Brighton, gaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (1998) and an MA in Counselling Studies (2001). In 2019, also at the University of Brighton, I was conferred a PhD in counselling and psychotherapy for research about 'pluralistic' therapy. In addition, I have completed trainings with Cruse (bereavement counselling) as well as some training experience with RELATE (relationship counselling). I also have TA 101 (Transactional Analysis) (2005), a Certificate in Life Coaching (2006), a Primary Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (2006), a specialist training in Primary Care Counselling from the Tavistock Clinic in London (2006), attended masterclasses with John Rowan (2008), and completed Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training Levels I, II, and III (2009). I have worked over the years for the Brighton and Hove Federation of Disabled People (now called Possability), Cruse, with Brighton Housing Trust in their Care in the Community mental health projects, in primary care, for EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes) and in independent practice. I would describe my work as integrative and/or pluralistic and like John Rowan, with whom I did several trainings, believe that therapy is about 'meeting people' rather than 'treating people'. My interest in countercultures and psychedelics comes from my own contact with both over the years.