Lindsey Light - Humanistic Counsellor, MA, PG Dip, MBACP
07704 702 210
I offer confidential counselling and supervision in a lovely setting in Hove.
Before becoming a counsellor my background was in art and music. I have a broad life experience which helps me connect and have a good rapport with all kinds of people from many walks of life. I work with adults and young people. My private practice is in Hove and I am a counsellor in an organization in Southwick, West Sussex.
In all our lives we face challenges and difficulties that can be hard to navigate or work through alone. At times we may experience anxieties that can undermine our well being. If you are feeling alone or overwhelmed by problems or issues talking to someone who understands you can really help. I offer you my full support to help you overcome any fears you may have and help you to feel better and more in charge of your life.
My aim is to help you create the life you want. If there are changes you would like to make, I will help you in identifying and making those changes. Counselling is not necessarily about going back into the past, it is also about being in the present and considering your current thoughts, behaviour and feelings.
Together we will look at what is working for you and what may be holding you back or stopping you from living up to your full potential and enjoying your life to the fullest.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. This means I draw on several theories and I am Person Centred (Rogers) focused. Some of the theories I include are; Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and CBT. I use creative therapies where desired, working with art materials or sand tray work.Working creatively can be very helpful in allowing for a different freedom of expression without necessarily using words. I also include Gestalt exercises, which can mean being more active in sessions. Sometimes to express yourself vocally or physically can be freeing and allow you to find your voice, or release your grief or anger.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Wealden Psychology Institute
Member British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACB)
Counsellor AYA Southwick
Working with adults & young people
Drug & Alcohol Training
Assist- Suicide Training
1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness
Psychodynamics of Addiction
Level 4 Diploma in Children's Counselling.
Group Work Certificate.
MA Fine Art London
BA Fine Art & Performance /Video SFAI
Other Professional Trainings include:
Supervision Training, Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Existential Therapy, Creative Therapies. Suicide Prevention, LGBT Awareness, Mindfulness.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
An initial assessment is free of charge and without obligation. This will give us a chance to get to know each other and see how well suited we are to working together. This will provide time to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about counselling and how it works. Sessions are 50 minutes and usually weekly.
Assessment session is free (30 min)
Student rate £30
Payment by cash at the beginning or end of each session or by weekly standing order, this can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Contact me by phone or email if you would like to come for an assessment.
I work from quiet, pleasant premises close to the Hove Museum. Bus routes (1, 1A, 2, 2B, 5, 5A, 6, 7) all run nearby in Hove. From Portslade (25x). Also 10 mins walk from Hove Station and ample parking on street £1 per hr.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays to Thursdays.
Types of client