About me

Hove Counselling Service: working together to effect positive change and understanding and promote well-being

I have been working as a qualified Integrative Counsellor for over fifteen years. I believe Counselling is a process all individuals should have the opportunity to experience and benefit from at some point in their lives. I specialise in relationships, family issues, abuse, depression and anxiety.

I take a nurturing positive holistic non-judgemental approach to working together and welcome individuals from all different cultures, nationalities, sexual orientation, ethnicities, ages and abilities.

What is counselling?
Counselling is a unique rich process of talking and exploring what each individual needs to at that time with someone independent and qualified to aid and support them and nurture change. Family and friendships are vital, if we have them, and yet being able to talk an issue, anxiety or experience through with my non-judgemental nurturing Counselling approach has entirely different benefits that aid personal growth, healing, insight and change.

I offer affordable general individual Counselling as a private practice, which includes one-to-one sessions in Hove, as well as telephone sessions or zoom, subject to individual needs and suitability.

About me:
I am a married mum of two girls (3yrs and 6yrs) living in Hove. I previously lived and worked in London as a counsellor and team manager for charitable organisations such as ChildLine, Victim Support and the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (Waterloo).

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you in the future. Thank you for looking at my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip Therapeutic Counselling, Greenwich University
BSc Hons Psychology, Cardiff University
Member BACP

Private Practice, Hove 2012
Domestic Violence Intervention Project, London, Counsellor and Community Team Manager
Victim Support Wandsworth, Counsellor
Alcohol Concern, Community Team Leader
ChildLine, Telephone Counsellor

Published research:
Published research into the relationship between alcohol and children and families, see www.alcoholconcern.org

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered


Additional information

Affordable one-to-one short term or long term confidential Counselling sessions.

Your initial half hour consultation is free.

Individual private one-to-one Counselling sessions cost £40-50/hour, individuals choose what to pay within that. Telephone sessions are also £40-50/50 minutes, subject to suitability.

What does counselling involve?
Counselling is normally a weekly one-to-one session in a private space for 60 minutes. Telephone option are also available.

Your needs:
For more information and a free initial consultation to discuss your individual requirement and suitability contact bethany@hovecounsellingservice.co.uk.

Further information

Additional needs:
I work with all ages, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientation, abilities and issues. I can work with interpreters, with additional cost to cover the interpreter fees.

I have wheelchair access.

How to get there:
The garden studio is a two minute walk from Aldrington mainline train station and the number 5 and 5a bus routes stop nearby.

Please visit www.hovecounsellingservice.co.uk for further details and a map.

Garden Studio
3 Lullington Avenue
East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults