Gina Sweeting

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Brighton, East Sussex, BN1
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About me

I am a relational counsellor with over twenty years experience offering a confidential and professional relationship to help couples and individuals transform difficulties into growth and healing for a good life.

You may be suffering with relationship difficulties,  anxiety or depression, low self esteem, shame, trauma, loss or struggling with life events and transitions.  Counselling can help you work through your experiences,  connect to your strengths and build a deeper understanding about yourself, others and your world so that you are able to be the person you are meant to be.

Usually a crisis or life changing event brings someone to counselling.  This can be bereavement, having a baby, separation, divorce, redundancy, relationship difficulties, abuse or memory trigger for childhood abuse or transitions.  It is often at these painful and difficult times that people address issues that they have managed or coped with most of their lives.  Although no one wants to experience pain and loss it can mean, with the right support, that they are able to get more out of life and relationships.

The changes that people make through counselling with me is primarily from the relationship that we build together creating a safe and confidential space.  My training in both individual counselling and couples counselling along with experience of working sucessfully with many people who have courageously brought their vulnerability form the foundation of the counselling I provide.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Couples Counselling using the Arts and Nature 2013
Certificate in Couples Counselling 2008
BACP Accreditation 2003
CSTD Certificate in supervision 2021

Psychology Matters  - Certificate in Supervision 2001 
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy 1999
M.Sc in Sociology 1994
B.Sc in Psychology 1987
I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor having trained in a number of approaches to enable working with the strengths and style of the client. I have worked both in the NHS and in the private sector undertaking both long and short term work.

I am a mother, step-mother, partner and sister.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As many therapists at this time sparked by the pandemic I have learnt to work online with individuals and couples. I have undertaken core training to hold a therapeutic space online and intend to further develop this mode of practice. I am pleased to discover how possible it is to create powerful therapeutic holding through video online sessions for those who have a private space and internet connection. I continue to offer online sessions as my preference along government guidelines to minimise the risk of covid infection.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

£60Individuals, £85 Couples. Concessions available where appropriate

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Week day daytime and Tuesday evening

Further information

I abide by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision and undertake my own personal therapy.

The majority of my learning comes from my clients who take a risk to open up with often very painful memories, feelings and thoughts to realise they can transform their deepest fears and hurt into learning and appreciate themselves as resourceful and valuable human beings.

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer a space for therapists to share their joys and struggles to work sustainably, creatively and safely to do the best job by their clients.

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Gina Sweeting
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