Counselling in Sussex
We are professional humanistic counsellors working in Sussex to support people across a wide range of difficulties and issues. We offer short and longer term counselling, both in person and online, that is caring, confidential and dedicated to your needs and wellbeing.
My aim is to provide you with a safe and
caring therapeutic relationship where we can work together to help you better understand the challenges you may be encountering in your life and enable you to move forward in the direction you want.
My style of working is collaborative and supportive. I have experience of working one-to-one with adults facing a broad range of issues including; anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, loss and depression.
Alongside private practice, in the past I have worked for a low-cost counselling service in central Brighton. I have also volunteered with the charity BreakEven offering counselling for gambling addictions as well as supporting those affected in relationships with problem gamblers.
I offer both short and longer term counselling either online via Zoom, or in person at The Practice Rooms in Hove.
My approach is empathetic and warm. I place the relationship between us at the heart of our work together and our counselling sessions will be based on trust, respect and integrity where you can feel heard, accepted and understood.
Alongside my private practice I have also been a counsellor at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, supporting students facing a diverse range of difficulties such as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
Previously I worked for East Sussex NHS Trust, offering counselling support to parents across a variety of issues including fertility, PND, miscarriage and relationship problems. I also volunteered at a low-cost
service supporting clients on a long term basis.
I offer both short and longer term counselling either online via Zoom, or in person in Worthing.
Having trained together at the University of Brighton, both Lucy and Jenny hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. We are registered members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical code of conduct and framework for professional practice. We are committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend workshops, trainings and seminars to keep us up to date with the latest ideas and research in counselling and psychotherapy practice.
How counselling can help
Perhaps you have a very clear idea of what you want to bring to counselling, where you are struggling with a specific issue or problem that you want to better understand, work on or change. Or maybe you just feel lost, stuck, unhappy or confused and want to make sense of what's going on. Talking to a professional counsellor means sharing your concerns in a safe and confidential relationship with someone who is not involved in your personal life, someone who won’t judge, will accept you for who you are and will support and enable you to make the changes you need to live the life you want.
During sessions with either Jenny or Lucy, you will be valued as a unique individual where we will assist you in exploring your experiences, thoughts and feelings and the meaning that you give to them. We can help you to become more aware of your patterns and coping strategies and enable you to evaluate choices available to you. We believe that by developing a greater awareness of the person we are – how we respond to the world, to relationships with others and with ourselves – we can create better opportunities for self-understanding, acceptance and change.
Some issues we can help with
Post-Natal Mental Health
Parenthood and Planning for Parenthood
Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life
Sessions and fees
The next step is to make an appointment for an introductory meeting with either Jenny or Lucy, to explore your needs and discuss what it is you would like to gain from counselling and how we might work together to support you.
An initial 50-minute session costs £20 and is offered with no obligation to continue, rather as an opportunity for you to decide if counselling feels right for you.
Further 50-minute sessions cost £40 and are typically arranged on a weekly basis. Concessions may be available, so please do get in touch to enquire.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we moved to exclusively working online to support our clients and will continue to offer online counselling going forward. However from September 2020, we will also be offering face-to-face sessions again to clients preferring to work in this way, where we have taken Covid secure precautions in accordance with current Government guidelines.
The Practice Rooms, 160-162 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB
14 Evelyn Avenue, Worthing, BN14 8AY