Corinna Lord MBACP (Accred), BACP Registered
Sidney West |Primary Care Centre
63 Sandgate Road
I offer a steadying, accepting and warm presence. As a person-centred counsellor/psychotherapist, I trust that my clients have the inner resources that they need, and the means of sensing the direction and depth to guide them as they explore the issues that have brought them to counselling.
Some arrive feeling overwhelmed by events or grieving for a loss. Others are struggling with stress due to life changes e.g. a change in job, redundancy, divorce, an injury or illness. Sometimes clients come because they recognise that events in their past are restricting their choices, and impacting on current relationships.
I am an independent counsellor/psychotherpist working in private practice in both Burgess Hill and Brighton. Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer one to one counselling/psychotherapy to adults.
For clients who are considering coming for counselling and are unsure about what happens next, I offer a reduced fee for first sessions. This enables us to see whether we can work together, and for clients to ask any questions they may have about me and counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate diploma in counselling (2005) and a certificate in counselling skills (2002).
I have experience of working on placement within Primary Care and the Brighton and Hove Federation of Disabled People. Emerging out of my work with impairment and disability, I have continued to train and develop my awareness of the body as a resource in counselling.
This has lead me to complete Level 1, Trauma Training (2012), with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Early life experience of living outside the UK, has helped me to enjoy connecting with people who are different from me. It has also given me personal experience of some of the challenges that go with feeling different, whether that's a national difference, or a difference in race or sexual orientation.
I have over 10 years experience of helping clients affected by illness, injury, impairment, or disability. This has been a long, and rewarding journey, enabling me to draw upon my training, personal experiences and those of a wide range of clients.
Out of this comes an understanding of how the possibility of losing 'prized resources' or the fear of 'never getting back to how things were', can really affect some clients. Others may be more concerned about the impact on close relationships including the fear of being judged by others. Counselling can offer a place to work through some of these feelings.
Parents and partners of those directly affected by the injury or disability, can sometimes feel left unsupported. I can offer a space where feelings can be expressed or important decisions can be explored with someone who doesn't have an agenda and won't judge.
First session: £25. Standard fee: £45. I offer a small number of reduced fee, daytime sessions for student counsellors. All sessions are 50 mins.
As a counsellor in private practice, I work in consulting rooms in Burgess Hill and the Five Ways Area of Brighton. They are both comfortable and relaxed spaces.
I work in the Sidney West Primary Care Centre in Burgess Hill as it is a modern building and offers excellent facilities for anyone with concerns about mobility/access: it has level access from the car park, accessible lifts and toilets.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
As well as daytime sessions, I also offer a small number of evening sessions, and some early morning weekday sessions.
Types of client