We are a group of three experienced psychotherapists who offer a contemporary approach to psychodynamically informed psychotherapy. We bring a wide range of expertise in working with people experiencing distress and will tailor our approach to your particular needs


In our view, psychotherapy is most helpful when conducted within the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship where enough trust is established to explore the root causes and difficulties at the heart of your distress.

Experience has shown us that regular meetings with a therapist who will carefully listen without judgment and who will give space to and think with you about what is difficult can help free up stuck and repetitive feelings and behaviours.


Our approach to contemporary psychotherapy also appreciates that while our histories and internal worlds impact us, so may discrimination and social inequality. We believe that therapy is always influenced by the context of the times we live in and we are actively engaged in thinking together about this.


Please click the links below to read more in-depth information about each of us and ways to access the service.

Our Therapists

Ros Howell

I am an accredited BACP psychodynamic psychotherapeutic counsellor working in central Brighton with adults and older teens. I initially trained as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist 17 years ago, working with children and families as well as older people living with dementia. I have also previously practised DBT, a treatment that aims to offer skills to help manage overwhelming emotions and impulsive behaviour and is often recommended for people who have received a borderline personality disorder diagnosis.

Gioconda Vasquez

Hello, my name is Gioconda Vasquez and I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I initially trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and then undertook a four-year further training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Guild of Psychotherapists. My background is in anthropology in Ecuador. I then moved to the UK for further education in development and social transformation at the University of Sussex which took me to research medical anthropology in South Africa.

Paul Salvage

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, qualifying with a master's in Psychotherapy in 2014. I am also a qualified psychodynamic supervisor. Since then, I have worked full-time as a psychotherapist working with a range of people with various difficulties who have benefitted from psychotherapeutic treatment.  My approach to therapy involves creating a supportive confidential space where you can come regularly and to try and put words to what is going on for you, - hence, “the talking cure”. 

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to us for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:




Relationship problems

Problems with confidence or self-esteem



Problems with addiction


Post-traumatic stress

Grief, loss or bereavement

Work or retirement


Family or school life





We are based in Brighton and are easily accessible from the surrounding areas such as Worthing, Haywards Heath and Lewes.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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