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MBACP (reg), Responsive Counselling

About me

We will all have to navigate difficult experiences in our lives. At such times, talking helps. Professional counselling offers the opportunity to pause, think, explore, solve.

I'm Aveline Archer, a warm and friendly, fully qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in private practice at Saxonbury House Medical Group in Crowborough, East Sussex, and am available here to both patients and members of the public alike.

My aim is to offer a safe space in which you can share and explore anything you'd like to talk about. In doing so, and through this process, I hope to support you in gaining a greater understanding of yourself so that you will then be better placed with your thoughts, feelings and decisions moving forward.

For issues with:

  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Illness and health concerns
  • Relationship & family difficulties
  • Low self-esteem & confidence
  • Disordered eating
  • Work related problems
  • Feelings of stuckness

The counselling room here at Saxonbury House Surgery is comfortable and private, a non-judgemental space in which to talk about whatever it is that you would like to, with the assurance of confidentiality and empathy.

If you decide to proceed, we will typically discuss during a first session:

  • The presenting issue and surrounding context
  • How I work and what to expect
  • Confidentiality
  • The number of sessions that might be appropriate for you; I offer short term (6-12 weeks) and long term (open ended) sessions, all of which can be discussed when we meet.
  • Please feel free to get in touch, either by phone or email, I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

My passion for counselling began when I was working in education. It was this firsthand experience as a teacher that made me realise how hard it is to flourish (young or old) without a good foundation of emotional wellbeing.

SEG Awards ABC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Certificate in Working with Couples & Other Relationships (The Grove).

Certificate in Working with Eating Disorders & Obesity (NCFED)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Fees

From £45.00 to £80.00

Additional information

£45 per session.

Saxonbury House Surgery, Croft Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1DL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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.

The counselling room here at Saxonbury House is fully accessible to anyone with physical disabilities.

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