Lanka Templeman BSc(Hons) PGdip

Lanka Templeman BSc(Hons) PGdip

Office 2
24 Liverpool Gardens
West Sussex
BN11 1RY

07946 514640

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Office 2
24 Liverpool Gardens
West Sussex
BN11 1RY

07946 514640

About me

My approach to counselling

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
Bruce Lee

This quote, though not from a source usually associated with therapy, is still very descriptive of what we will do in therapy. The goal is yours and it will be specific to you. I will provide a safe space where you can work out what you want from therapy and we will work together towards making it happen.

What happens in counselling

Counselling is not like taking a tablet for a headache and there are no guaranteed outcomes. What you will be invited to do with your counsellor involves forming a reliable and trusting relationship where you will be able to put down your baggage, open it up and have a good look at what you are carrying. After that you will be able to unpack it, sort through it, let go of some things and re-pack the rest into something manageable.

Client feedback

“People were always saying that talking things out would help but I didn’t know until I had counselling that it wasn’t just saying things out loud, it was how I was listened to. She [the counsellor] didn’t judge me, she didn’t get upset about what I was saying. After a while I could listen to myself not just what other people thought. Before [counselling] I would never have believed what a difference that would make.”

Why you might come

  • You have found yourself in a rut, for example - finding yourself in the same situation again and again or repeating behaviours that are no longer satisfying or useful to you.
  • An emotional crisis, for example – Anxiety, stress or depression.
  • A recent event has become hard to cope with, for example – Bereavement, job loss, relationship breakdown.
  • Personal development, for example – Lack of confidence, inner conflict, lack of meaning in life or developing your potential.
  • You have something specific you want to achieve in your life but don't know how to go about it.

Counselling is a commitment so, it is always worth considering whether it is the right time for you. I offer an initial session at reduced cost so we can meet, see how we get along and, decide how you would like to proceed.
There are also some useful articles on this website that can help you decide.

If you are ready, I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied Psychology at degree level gaining a BSc before training as a counsellor with a Certificate in counselling skills and then a Post Graduate Diploma In Person Centred/Existential Counselling.

My experience includes work as a student counsellor at London Metropolitan University, a staff counsellor at Mayday Hospital. I currently work as a volunteer for Carers Support as a counsellor and assessor.

I am a member of the BACP and am guided by and adhere, to their guidelines for ethical practice
which can be found here -

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Areas of speciality – These are the issues that I have particular experience and interest.

  • Bereavement - Loss of loved ones and pets.
  • Carers – Issues around being a full time carer for another person.
  • Self-esteem – Gaining confidence and assertiveness.
  • Anxiety – Issues around excessive worrying, panic attacks and pessimism.
  • Weight loss - Supporting you through the process of dieting and weight loss.


First Session - £20

General fee - £40 for a 50 minute session

Conscessions - For teachers, NHS staff, and students of counselling - £30

Maps & Directions

Worthing, BN11 1RY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime and evening apointments are available. Earliest appointment 9.30am and last appointment at 7.30pm

Types of client

Older adults
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