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About me

Welcome, as a UKCP. BACP registered psychotherapist and supervisor with over 16 years and 7000 + hours of experience, my aim is to offer you a reflective and safe space. I am here to support you remotely during this very extraordinary time in our lives.

I support individuals, couples and young people offering both short and long term support. I specialise around attachment both as an adoption LINK counsellor and am trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), (Levels 1 and 2). I am at the final stages of completing accreditation. I am also trained in Theraplay in both levels 1 and 2 that complements DDP very well.

I have extensive supporting young people. I support children and teens from various residential care homes and have worked within various NHS GP and family centres as the in house counsellor supporting 5-19 year olds. Issues include:

  • stress, anxiety, depression
  • adoption issues
  • couples
  • Self-Harm
  • Eating disorders
  • attachment issues
  • OCD
  • bereavement/loss
  • therapeutic parenting

When we meet, we will establish together the aims of the sessions. This might range from using the sessions in an exploratory way or working with specific aims. In addition to my integrative orientation, I have a wide range of other tools ranging from CBT, solution focused to more creative methods.

If you need support right now, I can offer you a wealth of experience, a real flexibility in approaches in a warm supportive space.

I can offer you as a parent a real difference in a relational difference if you have come to an impasse in your relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Wales Diploma from School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents College 1998-2002.

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling 2002-2004.

EAP In House Counsellor 2004-5.

2007 Post rehab counsellor.

2008 - Young Peoples charity project Teens and Toddlers- counsellor and facilitator of a group of teenagers through a 20 week programme.

2010-11 - Young Persons Counsellor for Sussex Charity, Sussex Central YMCA, offering time limited therapy to NHS referrals within the West Sussex Area working out of GP surgeries and family centres.

2011 - School Counsellor to both primary and secondary schools in Newhaven.

2011-2 Approved Adoption Link Counsellor as trained by Barnados Society

2012 to present- Private practitioner to individuls offering short and long term private psychotherapy and short term work to range of EAPs and Health Insurers including BUPA, WPP, AVIVA, Cigna. Referrals also include from residential care homes within Sussex to support adolescents.

2013 - Psychological Coach - Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Training at Centre for Stress Management accredited by Middlesex University, AC associate member.

2014 - 4 day intensive BABCP accredited couples training

2014 - 5 day Attachment Focused Therapy training - as offered by LINK Barnados

2015 - Dyadic Developmental Therapy - DDP level one and two - Dan Hughes specialist training to support
parents and children to support attachment.

2016 - CFT training
2016 - 2 day advanced CBT training with Christine Padesky

2016 - Theraplay Level 1 (October)
2017 - EMDR Level 1
2017 - EMDR Level 2
2018 - Terapia Supervision training
2019 - EMDR Level 3
2019- Theraplay Level 2 (September)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience of working with young people and have supported a range of issues within this area.  Client referrals come from residential care settings to support both children and young people.
Issues that I have supported in this area include:-

Abuse, Adoption and Foster attachment issues, Bullying, Divorce, Depression, Eating disorders, Integration of families, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), School - Refusers, Parent-Child relationships, Self-Harm, Cyber bullying, Confidence,Trans gender issues, Step parent difficulties, and Emotional Trauma.

I offer parenting support integrating Dan Hughes' and Dan Siegel principles into my approach.

I have over 11 years offering EAP work place supporting work place issues supporting issues such as loss, anxiety, stress and depression.


Additional information

My hourly rate is £65.00 per hour for individuals and £70.00 for couples. For all organisation and DDP work, I will email individual quotes.


Daytime weekdays and week day evenings

Further information

Brighton Consulting Rooms has surrounding roads offering free parking except between 12pm and 1pm. Disabled access. There is a reception area. Six consulting rooms available for both individual and couple work.
I am fully DBS checked.

At 198 Church Road there is parking at Tescos. A quiet professional setting is guaranteed suitable for individuals and couples.

Brighton Consulting Rooms
18a Clermont Road

198 Church Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision offered to psychotherapists of all modalities supporting adults, young people and children.

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Louise Shuttleworth

Louise Shuttleworth