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Humanistic Psychotherapeutic

Counselling in Sussex

We are professional humanistic counsellors working in Sussex to support people across a wide range of difficulties and issues. We offer both short and longer term counselling that is caring, confidential and dedicated to your needs and wellbeing.

 

Counsellors

Lucy Potter

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, I currently work for a low-cost service in Brighton and in the past have worked with the charity BreakEven offering counselling for gambling addictions as well as supporting those affected in relationships with problem gamblers.

 

I offer short or longer term counselling in Hove and Shoreham. ​

 

Jenny Barrett

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 am also a counsellor at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College supporting students aged 16+, facing a diverse range of difficulties.

Having previously worked for East Sussex NHS Trust, I also have experience in offering counselling support to parents across a variety of issues including fertility, loss, post-natal depression, miscarriage, low self -esteem and relationship problems. I also have 3 years’ experience working at a low-cost counselling service in Southwick.

I offer short or longer term counselling in Worthing and Shoreham.

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

Anxiety

Stress

Relationships

Low Self-Esteem

Low Mood

Depression

Loss

Bereavement

Loneliness

Pregnancy

Post-Natal Health

Parenthood and Planning for Parenthood

Finding Meaning and Purpose in Life

Addiction

Problem Gambling

Identity

Abuse

Life Transitions

 

Sessions and fees

 

The next step is to make an appointment for an initial session with either Jenny or Lucy to explore your needs and discuss what it is you would like to gain from sessions.

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. Some concessions may be available, so please enquire.

 

Locations

Hove

 

Hove Therapy Rooms, 69 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BB

Shoreham

 

The Yoga & Wellness Rooms, The Old Town Hall, Town Quay, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DD

Worthing

 

14 Evelyn Avenue, Worthing, BN14 8AY

 

Contact Lucy

Contact Jenny

07760 386425

07826 198083