Zoe Carey, Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer
63 Sandgate Road
Beginning counselling is understandably daunting. In my experience, people can feel self indulgent and as if they are making a fuss in seeking help, or it may feel as if your problems are so overwhelming that no one can help you. Counselling can help you. I consistently find that, once people engage with counselling, they wish they had done it sooner.
The nature of difficulties such as anxiety and depression is often that it feels like something that 'happens' to us, perhaps periodically throughout life or suddenly as in panic attacks or flashbacks. Such experiences are not meaningless or from out of the blue. Together we will think about what is happening for you, begin to piece together your story.
In a first meeting, we will think about your current and past experiences and will think together about what might be happening and what you are looking for. It is an opportunity for you to consider if you would like to work with me. If you choose to continue with me, the counselling can be as brief or as long as you wish - you may want just a few sessions to gain some clarity about a specific situation, or you may want open ended psychotherapy which can last for several years, where together we will unpick difficulties you may have been struggling with for many years.
Once we are both happy to work together and arranged a mutually convenient time to meet, our sessions will run for as long as you wish to keep coming and end when you wish to do so. I offer weekly or twice weekly appointments.
I am happy to hear from you whether your difficulties feel vague or specific, or whether you have a psychiatric diagnosis.
An experienced and committed therapist, professionally trained, insured and Accredited, working from professional counselling rooms at Fiveways, BN1 6JP.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited by the BACP.
Supervision and Assessment training.
PG Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling
As well as having my own practice, I also train new Psychodynamic counsellors on a BACP Accredited course at Chichester Counselling Services. It's a well respected and challenging course, established for over thirty years. As the year 2 tutor my role during weekly term time seminars is to introduce students to psychodynamic theory, child development and key themes such as anger, shame, depression and trauma, as well as facilitating experiential exercises carefully designed to produce self aware, empathic and robust counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£50 per session for individuals.
£60 per session for couples
Some concessionary slots available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday & Friday afternoon
Types of client