Sally Hunt Registered Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
When you're having a difficult time, talking to a friend isn't always the answer. As an experienced counsellor, I am able to provide a safe, confidential space for you to talk about your difficulties without judgement or comparison. You'll have the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and difficulties, explore possible solutions and become able, through a greater sense of self-awareness and well-being, to make changes if you choose to do so. Counselling may help you face major changes in your life: separation, divorce, redundancy, bereavement, long-term illness or disability affecting you or someone close to you. Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or difficulties at home or work can all be explored.
Counselling provides an opportunity to pause - to take stock of what is happening now, what has gone before and how you want your life to be. The counselling I offer enables you to gain the knowledge and confidence to turn your life around. You'll have time to recover and build your resilience for the future.
As we work together, you'll have insights into how you relate with others around you; invaluable when relationships, whether at home or work, are a source of tension.
I will help you choose how to use your counselling sessions. You may wish to explore your past to gain a better understanding of yourself; or focus on the present, how you are thinking, feeling and behaving now, and learn strategies to live more comfortably in the future. I have the knowledge, skills and experience to work with either focus or integrate both ways of counselling – the choice is yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my Diploma in Professional Integrative Counselling in 2001 and in 2006 became a BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Since 1998 I have gained extensive experience in face to face counselling on short and long term contracts, working in the voluntary sector, private practice, GPs surgeries and with healthcare staff. I am a Retired Registered Nurse, so am well used to working with those suffering the emotions associated with physical difficulties.
Additional training, consolidated with further experience, includes the compassionate mind approach, cognitive behavioural interventions, transactional analysis (how we communicate and relate to ourselves and others) and working with traumatic loss and bereavement. I have completed the course provided by the Foundation for Infant Loss, including miscarriage, still birth and sudden infant death.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work-related issues, eg. disciplinary matters, suspension, redundancy.
Ill health or disability (yourself or someone close to you)
Loss and endings
Ectopic and molar pregnancies
Cot death, Sudden Infant Death
I offer a free initial consultation for 30 minutes - this gives you the opportunity to meet me, talk briefly about your requirements and raise any questions you may have about our work together.
Following this initial meeting, you may choose to proceed with an assessment and further sessions - each session is for 50 minutes for a fee of £50 per session for long or short term work.
In your first appointment you will have the opportunity to talk about your difficulties and decide whether counselling is for you. Sessions are 50 minutes and are usually weekly, but your view is of the utmost importance in deciding the frequency and number of sessions.
Sessions are held on the first floor in Liverpool Gardens, Worthing. The room is used solely for counselling, has comfortable chairs and provides a safe place to be and talk.
Please access my website, shown above, for further information. If you have any further questions, or would like to arrange an initial appointment, please do contact me by phone or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work on Thursdays, but am available for telephone or email enquiries during the week.
Types of client