Guy Dartnell Dip.Couns. MBACP
I'm interested in helping people make changes, become more empowered and connect more closely with what they feel their authentic self to be. Coming from a background in the performing arts I also have a deep desire to help people move through edges, express themselves more freely and develop their sense of creativity.
As a counsellor, I aim to provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental atmosphere in which you can explore whatever dilemma may be troubling you. This might be to do with relationships, work, identity, sexuality, creativity, coping with difficult emotions and destructive patterns, or a combination of these and other issues. Together, I would hope we can forge a therapeutic relationship that will help you develop increased awareness around yourself and whatever problems you might bring, enabling you to forge new understandings and new perspectives from which to move forward.
At the moment I only work with individuals and groups. As well as working from home in Hastings, I counsel at The Marylebone Centre in London, who's main focus is helping people with sexual addiction and compulsive sexual behaviour. I have extensive experience of counselling people who care voluntarily for others, as well as facilitating recovery for those having difficulties around alcohol and substance misuse. With my background in the performing arts, I particularly understand the issues, pressures and problems people face working in this realm.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from the Wealden Psychology Institute.
MCPT Certificate in Treating Compulsive Sexual Behaviour
CGL Certificate in Substance Misuse Counselling.
At the moment I work with individuals from home in Hastings and also counsel individuals and facilitate groups at the Marylebone Centre for Psychological Therapies in London.
Most recently I have been working a lot with people who voluntarily care for family members, friends or neighbours for Care for the Carers in Eastbourne and Hastings. I also counselled for Change Grow Live, Eastbourne, working with individuals around substance misuse.
Within all of the above I have worked with individuals with a variety of different needs and issues - bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, compulsive sexual behaviour, relationship issues - as well as general counselling.
I'm a registered Member with the BACP, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. Member 375751) and practice in accordance with their ethical framework.
I am also a qualified member of ATSAC, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity.
Fully insured and work from Hastings and London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Compulsive Sexual Behaviour
- Issues around caring for others
- Life changes/family/career burn-out/work life balance
- Isolation, anxiety and self-esteem
One to One Counselling in Hastings
Initial 30 min Assessment - there is no charge.
£45 for a one hour session
For students currently on a counselling course
£35 for a one hour session
For fees related to my work at The Marylebone Centre in London please enquire from the centre itself: firstname.lastname@example.org
020 7224 3532.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Hastings - though on ground floor there are two steps up to the house. London - no wheelchair access.
Daytimes Monday to Friday (not Thursdays). Some evenings may also occasionally be available.
Types of client