Ali Cardosi MBACP, Manager of Haywards Heath Counselling Centre

Ali Cardosi MBACP, Manager of Haywards Heath Counselling Centre

Haywards Heath Counselling Centre
7 Hazelgrove Rd
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3PH

01444 440666 / 07909 551016

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About me

I have almost 20 years experience as a counsellor and I have a particular interest in anxiety counselling and in working with relationship difficulties.  I am passionate about the effectiveness of counselling, having had a really positive experience personally and also seen its effects professionally over the years I have been a counsellor.

I set up Haywards Heath Counselling Centre with a colleague 15 years ago, as there was very little counselling available in Haywards Heath at the time.  We are now a well respected practice and have a team of very experienced counsellors, all of whom are members of the BACP or UKCP.  People are welcome here from any background.

I would describe myself as down-to-earth and warm and I work with people at their own pace.  I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues, most of which are listed below.  My interest in working with relationship difficulties covers the whole spectrum of relationships.  In terms of intimate/partner relationships, I don’t offer couples counselling but I see people one-to-one to help them work through these difficulties.  We do offer couples counselling at the Centre if you would like to come with your partner.

I am committed to my own personal and professional development and regularly attend courses and workshops to further deepen my knowledge of counselling. I have also had several articles published by the Counselling Directory.

You can contact me by email or phone on either of the above numbers. When emailing, please include a number that I could call you back on. The Centre is situated right in the heart of Haywards Heath and there is easy parking nearby.  We are within easy reach of nearby towns and villages such as Burgess Hill, Linfield, Cuckfield, Hassocks, Chailey, Uckfield and others. The train station is approximately 15 minutes walk away and there is a good local bus service.

If you are uncertain of what happens at your first counselling session, I have recorded a short explanation which you can listen to by following this link.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills  1998

Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills  1999

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling  2001

Further courses post-qualifying

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice

Attachment and Trauma: the Resilience of Mind and Body

Anxiety Disorders

Working with the effects of Shame

Neuroscience and its implications in therapy

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Yoga for Anxiety, Depression and Stress

Working with Adolescents

Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Sexual Health Training

I also have in-depth experience of my own personal therapy which strongly informs my work.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership



Some concessionary places are also available.

Maps & Directions

Haywards Heath, RH16 3PH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


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Types of client

Young people
Older adults