About me

Events in our past, relationship breakdowns, and ongoing difficult relationships can leave us feeling bruised. Complex family dynamics can be hurtful and confusing.

Anxiety, worry, insomnia & stress may seem familiar, and perhaps you've grown used to managing them, but sometimes old coping strategies no longer work. Or maybe stress & anxiety are new to you and you're not sure how to cope?

Grief, loss and changes in life can be so vey painful and lead us to ask some big questions about ourselves, our purpose in life and what do we want our life to look like.

Baby loss whether due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or termination can leave deep, lasting scars that often go unseen by others.

Whatever has happened to you that has made you turn to counselling, please know that talking helps.

I am happy to work long term or short term, sometimes only a few sessions are needed. 

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Brighton 2005

Cascade Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision 2010

Additional Counselling Training: Brighton & Hove Bereavement Support; Dragonflies Bereavement Support for Children & Young People; Macmillan Cancer Support; Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death); Cruse Bereavement Care; Foundations of CBT; Couple & Family Counselling; Ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

Before training as a counsellor, I had many years of experience of licensed pastoral ministry within the Church of England. I am a parent and have a grown up daughter with learning disability living at home.

I also offer individual supervision to counsellors and other related professions. Please see my supervision profile for more details.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling: £45 (50 min session).

Trainee Counsellors (Personal therapy during training): £35 (50 min session).

Supervision: £45 (1 hour) £55 (1.5 hours).

Supervision concessionary rates for trainee counsellors and counsellors in the first 12 months of private practice: £35 (1 hour) £45 (1.5 hours).

Availability

Flexible appointments, Monday - Wednesday 9.30 - 7 pm

Further information

I have a large and well ventilated therapy room looking out over the garden all at ground floor level. There is one step at the front door. There are 2 steps down to the downstairs toilet but there is a handrail. There is usually plenty of free on road parking in the area.

Chairs are 2 meters apart and hand sanitiser is provided. Please bring your own water and tissues. 

East Preston
BN16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Close to Angmering Station and 700 bus route

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I believe in supervision that is honest, non-judgemental, educative & fun.

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Alison Rickard

Alison Rickard