Sam Parrott

Sam Parrott

East Sussex

0796 709 2220 / 0796 709 2220

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East Sussex

0796 709 2220 / 0796 709 2220

About me

Deciding to have counselling is the hardest first step, choosing your counsellor is the next. I offer both individual and couple cousnelling.

I have a private practice in hove and often work with people who suffer from relationship issue, anxiety and depression. The following is intended to give you an understanding of how I work and an insight into what it might be like to work with me.

I have been working as a counsellor for over twelve years now, having previously worked in the telecoms and internet industries. I have worked in a variety of settings and with many different types of people. I initially trained in psychodynamic counselling which helps us understand how and why our past affects the way we are now. I now use this along side CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and solution focused therapy, I will work with you to identify the behaviours, thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of a more satisfying life. Counselling is challenging but hopefully rewarding. It offers insight as well as strategies , strengthening our knowledge of ourselves, helping us to think in different ways and the way we cope with the world and others around us.

Additionally, I am qualified to work with people who have an eating disorde or obesity, or just an unhealthy relationship with food or their weight. Many of my clients expressed concern about eating behaviors or their weight and recognising that this is not an issue of diet or motivation alone I decided to train to specifically work in this area - please feel free to call and discuss this further if you want more information. I am currently studying for a masters in Obesity care and management, wit's London South Bankl University, which covers all aspects of obesity. There is a large overlap with eating disorders particularly binge eating disorder and bulimia

I work with individuals offering both longer term (open-ended) and short term (a fixed number) counselling depending on what will work best for you.

I also work with couples on a fixed term basis helping them to explore what is happening within the relationship and how they might find an effective way forward

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Training, qualifications & experience

PgDip in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of London
Diploma in time limited therapy (solution focused therapy) - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Master Practitioner in eating Disorders - National Center for Eating Disorders

I incorporate the tools and techniques of CBT into my work

I work for the NHS (Mid Sussex PCT) offering solution focused therapy

I have worked as a parent counsellor in a school offering support to parents

As well as working with adults I have worked extensively with adolescents

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am an experienced couple counsellor.

My special area of interest is working with people who have eating disorders, or weight concerns


I charge £40 per session for individuals and £50 per session for couples

There are good transport links both bus and train and parking is free.

I work day time and evening starting from 8.30am until 8.30 pm, I am also happy to work with people who work shifts or are unable to attend at the same time every week.

Further information

If you are struggling with a specfic issue, e.g. debt, anxiety, body image, your relationship with food, give me a call. I offer solution focused therapy (6 or 12 sessions) which concentrates on the issue you are concerned about.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


i work between 830am - 830pm Monday to Wednesday. I have some day slots and I currently have one early evening slot

Types of client

Older adults
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