Claire Sainsbury BSc MA PGdip MBACP (accred)

Claire Sainsbury BSc MA PGdip MBACP (accred)

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East Sussex

01273 917732 / 07947 073298

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East Sussex

01273 917732 / 07947 073298

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Claire Sainsbury BSc MA PGdip MBACP (accred)
The Hove Counselling Practice

Hello and thank you for visiting my site. Are you struggling with something? Feeling upset, anxious or depressed? Don't know what to do?

Counselling can help because...

  • You may feel some relief if you talk about your problem/s

  • You won't feel so alone

  • You can discover new ways of coping and

  • You might learn something new about yourself

I am professionally trained to listen and to help you work through personal difficulties without judgement and with full confidentiality.

I have appointments in Hove, East Sussex, Monday to Friday from 7am until 9pm. I work with adults, couples and 12-18yr olds..

My practice is in easy travelling distance of Arundel, Brighton, Preston Park, Worthing, East Preston, Rustington, Durrington, Ferring, Goring-by-Sea, Littlehampton, Lancing, Shoreham, Portslade, Fishersgate, Southwick, Aldrington,Haywards Heath, Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Horley, Gatwick, Hollingdean, Hollingbury, Rottingdean, Saltdean, Steyning,

Outside of East and West Sussex I offer telephone and online counselling.

I offer specialised gambling help as well as general counselling.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychology Degree

  • Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Therapy (this involves CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Jungian, Attachment & Transactional Analysis approaches - this means that I can use different ways of working with clients, including creative methods, according to their specific problems)
  • Masters Degree: Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice

  • Specialist Training in Substance and Gambling Addiction

  • Registered accredited member of BACP

Given my therapeutic and personal experience, I believe my strengths lie in the following areas:

ABUSE: Emotional, Physical or Sexual

Gambling, Alcohol & Drugs, Smoking, Porn, Sex

ANXIETY: Specific or Generalised Worry, Panic

Ongoing Sadness & Suicidal Thoughts or Plans

Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge & Over-eating

LOSS: Death, Divorce, Redundancy & Repossession

PERSONALITY DISORDER: Bipolar or Manic Depression, Borderline Personality, Parenoia

Opposite & Same Sex

Frightening & Disturbing Experience

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£45 individuals
£55 couples.

Concessionary rate negotiable
Appointments are 50 minutes weekly.
During the first session, I will ask you a few personal details. This can help you to start talking and allow me to learn a bit about you. By the next session you will know more about what to expect from counselling and will hopefully be able to make good use of the support and opportunity, whether you are coming on your own or with a partner.

Maps & Directions

Brighton, BN3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Weekdays 7am - 9pm for therapy or supervision

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available

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