My name is Mark Fletcher

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist situated in Brighton, and registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council.

I provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy to people who have a range of emotional, psychological, interpersonal and mental health difficulties in the Brighton and Hove area.

I am highly experienced in the field of mental health and have worked in both the NHS and private practice for more than 20 years and am now in full time private practice.

You might already be informed about psychotherapy and how it might help with your individual difficulties, or you might be new to the idea of seeking professional help and be wondering how psychotherapy works and what to expect.

Will psychoanalytic psychotherapy help?

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an evidenced based therapy and there are now many studies and research findings which support its efficacy. A recent finding is that it not only works but keeps on working long after the therapy has come to an end.
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In approaching a psychotherapist for help it would be worth taking into account an important research finding which has shown that the factor which most powerfully influences positive change is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the person seeking help.

mental health difficulties Brighton

Do you ever find
yourself thinking

‘I feel overwhelmed and don't know where or how to begin to help myself, and my friends and family don't seem able to help me resolve my difficulties.’

‘I find it difficult to like myself.’

‘I don't understand why I keep behaving in this way.’

‘The same thing keeps happening in all my relationships. I keep falling for people who I know are not good for me.’

‘I find it difficult to relax and let go in order to enjoy life.’

‘I don't feel like I have control over my life.’

‘I keep getting angry with people around me.’

‘I feel empty inside.’

‘I have a feeling of dread but don't know why.’

‘I feel like a fraud and worry that I will be found out.’

‘When I talk to my kids I keep hearing my parent's voice.’

‘I feel unfulfilled and can't find any meaning to my life.’