Louise Shuttleworth UKCP MBACP Adip

Louise Shuttleworth UKCP MBACP Adip

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198 Church Road

Brighton Consulting Rooms
18a Clermont Road

07956684455 / 07956684455

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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 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


Accredited register membership

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.


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.

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.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 2DJ
Brighton, BN1 6SG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Daytime weekdays and week day evenings

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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