Faustina Walter MBACP PGDip
There are many and varied reasons why people seek counselling. All of us face confusing, painful and difficult times in our lives and we may feel we need to reach out for some support. It could be that you can identify specific issues, or maybe you can't and it is more a sense that you have lost your way in life; perhaps you simply want to find a deeper connection to yourself and others.
Counselling offers a confidential, non-judgemental, safe place for you to talk and be heard, explore your situation and find your own answers. I am here to help facilitate your own understanding and discovery, rather than just offer expert advice.
I practice from a Humanistic psychotherapeutic perspective grounded in the acknowledgment that we each have our own unique individual experiences of life. I believe that through being deeply present with our suffering and distress, we can rediscover a sense of meaning and purpose.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as working in private practice, I am Senior Therapist for Change, Grow, Live's Therapeutic Service for young people who have been affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use. This is a person- centred, non-directive service commissioned by West Sussex County Council. Previously to this I provided counselling for adults at the East Sussex Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service, for Cruse as a Bereavement Counsellor, and as a Dialogue School Counsellor for 11-18 year olds.
I have a BACP Accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Brighton University. For the past twenty years I have worked extensively with adults and children in education, health and well-being related fields. I engage in many ongoing professional training and development opportunities within Sussex.
I am a fully insured member of the BACP which is one of the largest professional registering bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.
Faustina Walter MBACP, PGDIP, MA, PGCE, QTS, BA Hons
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £40.
Counselling takes place weekly at an agreed time and day. I am currently able to take new clients on Tuesdays. The first session will cost £25, and be an opportunity for us to decide if we feel it is right to work together. We can work short term, perhaps initially agreeing on between 6 and 12 weekly sessions, or longer term, if you decide that's what you need.
I offer private counselling from the Subud Centre, on Station Street, in central Lewes:
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