Louise Shuttleworth

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Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4ST
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About me

Welcome, as a UKCP. BACP registered psychotherapist r,  I offer over 20 years of experience and  my aim is to offer you a reflective and safe space either remotely or face to face.

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) and completed the practicum in 2022.  I am also trained in Theraplay in both levels 1 and 2 that complements DDP very well and am on the practicum journey to complete this too.

I have extensive experience supporting young people. For 16 years I have supported vulnerable children and teens. This includes supporting children from various residential care homes and have worked within various NHS GP and family centres. supporting 11-19 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. I am fully aware of offering a variety of approaches to support those with neurodiverse presentations.

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


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 parent. Private practitioner to individuals offering short and long term private psychotherapy.  Currently I offer  and short term work some Health Insurers including Cigna and AXA PP.  

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)
2022 - Practicum completed DDP
2022 - Theraplay practicum commenced
2022 - Additional advanced Eating Disorder training
2023 - Sensorimotor Art Psychotherapy
2024 - Autism and ADHD and Relational Life Therapy training

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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.

In the past, I have offered EAP and insurers work place issues supporting issues such as loss, anxiety, stress and depression.


£65.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

My hourly rate is £85.00 per hour for individuals and £120.00 for couples. For all organisation and DDP work, I will email individual quotes.

For supervision, I charge £65.00 per hour.

When I work

Daytime weekdays and week day evenings

Further information

Citibase is a big flint building.  I have a dedicated office with sea views that offer a light soothing space.  Parking is available locally. There is a reception area should you arrive a bit early. I am fully DBS checked.

Louise Shuttleworth, Citibase Brighton, 95 Ditchling Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4ST

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person

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Louise Shuttleworth
Louise Shuttleworth