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About me

Are you tired of feeling anxious, depressed, stuck, confused, sad, traumatised, unconfident, helpless, worthless, guilty, ashamed or overwhelmed? I am here to help. You deserve to thrive, not just survive, and I believe therapy can help with this.

Taking a step towards positive change may be easier than you think...

All of us, without exception, encounter difficult times and situations at some point of our lives. Society, our upbringing and our own expectations often tell us that we should be able to “pull ourselves together” and “get a grip”, which is why so many of us are so reluctant to seek support when we need it most. Talking to someone who is trained to help is not a sign of weakness or failure, but recognition of the fact that you want and deserve to feel better! Many people may also seek therapy simply to learn more about themselves and to develop or maximise their potential.

By working together I can help you to explore and address what needs to change for you. I am a warm, empathetic, sensitive and non-judgmental practitioner. I offer a welcoming, safe and reflective space where you can feel at ease to explore all aspects of your life. A place where you can be heard and understood without judgement. An opportunity to pause, take a breath and try to make sense of how it is you got here. A chance to explore possibilities for the future, grow your inner resources and make sustainable and tangible positive change.

I am a registered and qualified counsellor who works with adult clients. I offer short and long term counselling with Transactional Analysis (TA) as my style of working. Having worked for a few years in a hospice setting I am now working in private practice. I am interested in people, our uniqueness and differences. I am passionate about my work and through regular CPD I keep up to date and add new ways of working with my clients to get the best outcomes.

I have a therapy room in Hove but am only working online at the moment until further notice due to the coronavirus. I offer day time and some evening sessions.

If you are keen to get started and would like to know more about how I work, get in touch for your free 20-minute telephone consultation. We will have a chat during which it’s a chance for you to tell me a bit of your story and I can answer any questions you may have. You can then decide if my approach is right for you. Alternatively If you’d like to go ahead and book an initial online 50-minute consultation get in touch, you can call me, send me an email or text.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Advanced & Intermediate Counselling Skills Certificates
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate In Transactional Analysis (TA101)
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Continued regular ongoing CPD

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute phone assessment.

Following the phone assessment an initial intake session costs £20

Availability

I work Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm and Mon, Wed & Thur evenings 5pm-8pm.

Please get in touch and we can try to find a slot that works for you.

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Key details

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Other languages None
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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Caroline Berryman Dip.Couns (MNCS Accred)

Caroline Berryman Dip.Couns (MNCS Accred)