Chris Horton

Chris Horton

Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

07541 308196

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About me

I provide counselling and therapy for adults and young people - individually, in couples and in groups. I offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore what is most important to them and to help them recognise their options for growth.

Taking the first step
I know that when we’re already troubled or struggling, taking the first step of talking to someone can often feel like yet another life challenge to be faced. If you choose an initial session with me, I’ll be especially aware of this step you’ve taken. I’ll listen closely and supportively to your concerns with a view to us beginning a working relationship, if after our first meeting that feels right for you.

How I work
I believe that counselling works best through regular weekly sessions, offering the space for a process of reflection each week. I also find that having a goal or goals in mind can help keep a focus on positive outcomes, although some exploration is often needed before clear goals emerge. I see my purpose as helping people uncover what has limited them in the past and supporting them to reconnect with positive aspects of themselves, so they can engage with new ways of wellbeing.

Do get in touch
In my experience a first session can uncover a lot and at the same time provide a framework that serves to identify and even contain initial problems. Once we have identified your difficulties, I offer you my close support in exploring ways in which problems can be approached and we can work towards renewing your capacity to lead the life you want to live.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my psychotherapy training at the Wealden Institute and hold the Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) Practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am working towards qualifying as a Certified Transactional Analyst.

As a reflective practitioner I am committed to a continuous programme of professional development and in recent years have completed additional training in working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Bereavement
  • Developmental Stages
  • Depression
  • Diversity
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Sandplay
  • Safeguarding
  • Trauma & Recovery

I am a trustee and Council member of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA). Since 2016 I have been a member of the counselling team in St Peter & St James hospice in Chailey and I operate a private practice from Lewes in East Sussex.

Member organisations

BACP
UKATA

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

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Fees

Individual session fee: £50

Couple session fee: £60

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I can offer day time and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme