Les Shilling MBACP, MNCS Accred.

Les Shilling MBACP, MNCS Accred.

Garden Cottage
South Chailey
East Sussex

01273 401042 / 07840 958057

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Garden Cottage
South Chailey
East Sussex

01273 401042 / 07840 958057

About me

I offer therapy that is based on the belief that all persons have within them resources to live as fully as they can and as an experienced person centred counsellor aim to work with you to create a safe , supportive and accepting environment based on genuine and deep understanding and non-judgemental acceptance.

Counselling is a positive step in working through the problems you may have in life whether caused by trauma, bereavement, relationships or the every day difficulties of day to day life.

My areas of experience include dealing with life limiting illness, whether suffering the illness or being a carer, loss,transition, bereavement, depression, anxiety and personal development.

I am experienced in group facilitation including group supervision and have trained in mindfulness based stress reduction.

I obtained my counselling diploma in July 2006 and my supervision diploma in July 2012 and I work both in private practice and as a hospice counsellor & supervisor

I offer short  and long term counselling for individuals,couples, adults, young people and children (age10+) at £40 per session for individuals and £50 per session for couples.. Supervision session at £40. Group supervision rates by negotiation.

Reduced rates for counselling students (£35 per session), GP referrals (first 6 sessions @£30)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience in many areas of counselling work, such as bereavement, anxiety, self esteem issues, carers support, working with the dying and their families. I have received additional training for working with children in bereavement and for working with families.

My background is the financial sector and education.

I hold  Diplomas in Person- Centred Counselling  and in supervision and am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such,I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein.

I am accredited by the National Counselling Society and an approved National Counselling Society supervisor.

BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (HND) Sussex Downs College 2006
Diploma in Supervision The LInk Centre July 2012
Training in supporting children, young people and families in bereavement.
Training in Systemic Family therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young people and children (10+)
Knowing and understanding yourself
Loss of identity
The problems of being a carer
Life transitions
Coping with long term illness


My usual fees are £40 per session. Sessions last 50 minutes.
Reduced rates may be available for those on low incomes -please ask.

To help decide if counselling is the right thing for you the initial assessment session is free of charge.


Further information

Home visits may be available subject to arrangement.

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN8 4AH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Mondays 9am to 8pm, Tuesdays 2pm to 8pm, Wednesday 9am to 8pm. Other evenings by arrangement except weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a supervisor of both groups and individuals in my private practice and for the hospice I undertake work for.

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