About me

Individual and Couple Counselling

I work with individuals and couples, offering an opportunity to talk in confidence about any problems or difficulties you might be facing. I have more than 10 years experience in private practice. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the counselling I offer.

My counselling room is in St James' Clubhouse, Seaford. A two minute walk from Seaford train station and local buses. Wheelchair accessible.

Individual counselling

People come for counselling for many different reasons. Sometimes, what is happening in your life can feel overwhelming. For example, you may feel challenged by current problems or stuck with something which has been troubling you for years. You may have experienced a sudden life change or loss.I will work with you on any issues you choose to explore. My aim is to create an environment where you feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you need to without feeling judged.Talking through what is going on for you can be a very powerful way to gain clarity and feel supported.

Couple counselling

Sometimes a relationship that used to work well can turn into something where both partners feel disconnected and unhappy. Often partners find themselves getting into the same arguments again and again. I help couples to notice the negative patterns and cycles that they get into and to work out how to change what is happening and develop new ways of interacting.

I meet you together as a couple for the initial session, then see each partner individually for one session before a series of between 8 and 20 joint sessions.


Supervision
I offer supervision to qualified and student counsellors. Please email for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Experience

  • Marriage Care, Eastbourne
  • Summerhayes Counselling Service, Newhaven
  • Waves, Seaford
  • Age UK, Brighton


Training

  • Certificate in Emotionally Focused Family Therapy ICEEFT
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling Marriage Care
  • Core Skills in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy ICEEFT
  • Advanced Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy ICEEFT
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy ICEEFT
  • Therapeutic Supervision
  • Certificate in Group Facilitation
  • Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling(with Distinction) Brighton University


Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

Additional information

Counselling

Sessions are 50 minutes

  • Individuals: £45
  • Couples:   £65
  • Concessions £35/£50


Supervision

  • Individuals: £45

Groups - up to four supervisees - £60

Availability

Monday to Friday  between 10am and 9pm. Saturday between 9am and 12pm

St James' Club House
11 Blatchington Road
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25 2AB

Seaford
East Sussex
BN25

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

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.

Kate Gomez

Kate Gomez