About me


People seek counselling for a variety of reasons such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, family issues, work related problems, separation & divorce, childhood experiences, trauma, the list is endless so whatever is worrying or distressing you right now, it can really help to talk to a professional who will listen. Counselling can help you feel differently to how you are feeling right now.

My office is in a beautiful, peaceful location (but close to A23 for good access) with free parking & is easily reached by car from Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Horsham, Cowfold, Billingshurst, Crawley, Shoreham, Brighton & Hove.

I am qualified with 20 years experience of working with adults, children & groups. I now work exclusively in private practice but have worked in a GP surgery, schools, with children in care & for charities supporting & counselling adults who experienced childhood trauma & abuse.

Listening to you, building a therapeutic relationship with you & establishing what you want & need from therapy is at the heart of how I work. We are all unique & respond to different methods so as a counsellor I work with your needs as an individual rather than adopting a 'one size fits all' approach. I can offer creative methods of working for those who like to or wish to try expressing feelings in a creative way.

I am experienced in helping adults who have experienced childhood trauma & abuse. If you are thinking that now may be the time to talk to someone about childhood issues, I am here to offer help & support.

As a counsellor I will not offer advice or make judgement: I will help you, the expert on your life to find a way forward.

I work one to one with adults, couples & children

I offer short & long term therapy.


As a member of the BACP I work within their ethical framework for good practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling (Wealden College ~ A BACP approved training course) 2001-2003

Advanced study of Counselling Children & Families 2008-2009

Further professional development training:

CBT
Trauma & Recovery
Working with survivors of childhood abuse (both Men & Women)
Self Harm
Domestic Violence
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Intro to Neuo-Linguistic Programming
Trauma in Children
Severe Complex Trauma
Child Development
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Intro to Groupwork
Sand Tray Work
Understanding Autism

I also work with counselling students, helping them to prepare for qualification.

As part of my commitment to professional development I undertake regular additional training.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual (self pay) £55.00 per 50 minutes

Couples £75 per 60 minutes
Individual EAP/Insured/Other funder £65 per 50 minutes (+admin fee)


If you are on low income or are unwaged please talk to me about low cost appointments. I would like therapy to be accessible to everyone in need.

Discounts also offered to counselling students

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Last appointment usually 5pm

Further information

I offer both short term & long term therapy.

Bolney Place
Cowfold Road
Bolney
Haywards Heath
Sussex
RH17 5QT

Brighton
East Sussex
BN1

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips