About me

Hi, I'm Eithne (Etna), a warm, down to earth counsellor.  I offer face-to-face counselling to adults in a spacious room that opens out to a private garden and covered terrace area, at Worthing Natural Balance and Wellbeing Centre.  I can also offer telephone and online counselling. 

How will counselling help you?

Sometimes we get stuck because of unresolved losses and traumas from the past. Sometimes we know something in the here-and-now needs confronting, but just can't see a way to move forward. Sometimes the space we occupy feels small, empty or uninspiring. Sometimes we struggle with our health, family, relationships, identity, bereavement...the list just goes on. Life presents challenges for us all, which often become very hard to navigate alone. I firmly believe that when you are joined by another who offers unconditional support and understanding, your scope broadens to uncover new pathways through the fog. I bring warmth, honesty, openness, curiosity and creativity to help in this journey of discovery together.   You have the keys to unlock what you need, and together we can open the doors and discover fresh perspectives.

I will invite you to share in a safe, confidential space to become more aware of the uniqueness of your experience. As you understand yourself more fully, you can make choices that lead to both accepting and effecting changes for greater fulfilment in your life. Where you can explore your feelings, experiences and concerns at a pace that suits you, and where you feel listened to without judgment.  

How will you know if we are a good match?

It is important that in choosing a counsellor, you feel we are a comfortable, therapeutic fit. This is why I offer a free initial 30 minute session for us to meet/talk and decide whether you would like to work together.  Where we can discuss your needs and expectations. There is no obligation to continue, but if you decide you would like to, we will meet weekly for 50 minute sessions. 

I have trained as an Integrative Counsellor. This means I understand and utilise a range of counselling approaches in my work. My theoretical approach is predominantly person-centred, with a strong grounding in Attachment Theory and Relational Therapy.  I also draw upon elements of Transactional Analysis, Existential Therapies and Jungian Therapy. 

Most importantly however, I will be led by you, rather than lead you with a theory of my choosing.  This tailored approach means I will focus on being in tune with your personal choices and needs.  

If you have any questions or would like to book an initial session, please call or text me on 07821609288 or email me.

Thank you for visiting my profile page.

Eithne

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate of Proficiency – the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited voluntary register.  Working under their code of ethics
  • ​CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling            
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies   
  • QLS Level 3 Diploma in Jungian Therapy                                                         
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Understanding Substance Misuse                                     
  • PGCE, Institute of Education, University College London                                  
  • BA (Hons) Literature and History (Upper second class)                                     
  • ​Enhanced DBS Certificate

CPD includes:  Anxiety, Anger, Counselling Children and Adolescents, Grief and Loss,  Suicide Prevention/Awareness,  Attachment across the Lifecourse, Body Psychotherapy, Trauma and PTSD,  Working at Relational Depth, Autism Spectrum Conditions and Communication Needs, Eating Disorders,  Body Image, Sexuality and Gender, Difference and Diversity, Social Inequality and Mental Health.  

More about my work

I have worked/work as a play therapist/counsellor in both primary and secondary schools in Worthing.  I also work at Arun Counselling Centre in Littlehampton as a volunteer counsellor and assessor.  

I have 23 years experience of teaching in primary schools in London and Worthing.  My path evolved increasingly towards delivering tailored approaches to assist learning, with consideration both of various learning styles to suit individual needs, along with Attachment and societal factors influencing personal development and behaviour.  I continue to teach in a special support centre for children with speech and language difficulties.  I deliver training on Self-Awareness and Working with Anxiety.  I have also been a tutor for the Level 2 Counselling Skills course at Worthing College.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute consultation on our first meet to decide if we are a good 'fit' and can work together.  

Subsequent sessions will be £45 for 50 minutes. 

Availability

My current availability for face-to-face sessions is on Wednesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings only.   

For telephone or zoom sessions I currently have availability on Thursdays. 

Worthing Natural Balance & Wellbeing
70 Salvington Road
Worthing
BN13 2HN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Eithne Lehane

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