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Hayley Snelling, Anxiety Counsellor, MBACP (Reg)

Hove BN3 & Brighton BN2
Hove BN3 & Brighton BN2

About me

Please note at present I am offering online counselling only due to Covid-19 lockdown.

Life can be complex. Are you struggling with anxiety? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed, or stuck in a rut? Maybe your ways of coping in the past don’t seem to be working for you now?

Counselling can help. Counselling provides a safe, confidential space for you to explore yourself with someone who is unrelated to your personal life and who doesn’t judge you.

I’m a BACP Registered Counsellor, specialising in anxiety. I offer both long and short term counselling to adults through face-to-face sessions in Brighton and Hove, and online video sessions through Zoom.

I offer a free, 15 minute phone consultation when you contact me, so that we can talk about what is troubling you and how I may be able to help. If you would like to go ahead with counselling sessions, we would normally meet at the same time and day each week for our 50 minute session.

I provide a safe, confidential space for our sessions and will encourage you to talk about what is troubling you. At our first session, I will ask you some questions to help me understand how I can help you to find a way forward with your problems. During sessions, I will listen to you with the aim of helping you feel clearer about the extent and effect of your problems, and to help you recognise possible solutions. I work in a warm, understanding way to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to acheive your goals. I may offer ideas to work on outside of the sessions, such as keeping a journal or carrying out exercises.

In a world where our lives can be so busy and demanding, I offer you this space to have time to freely focus on yourself. We will work together at your own pace to make sense of the challenges you are facing in your life, and to be curious about how your past may by influencing your current life. I won’t tell you what to do, as you know yourself better than anyone else can, however, by developing a greater awareness of yourself and your situations, you can feel empowered to discover new ways to cope with difficulties, and to make the changes you want to make.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. We can arrange a free, initial consultation on the phone to find out whether I'm the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and qualified as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor in 2019.

I am currently completing an online-therapy course with an ACTO-approved provider. In addition to this, I have recently attended training in the following areas:

Mindfulness and stress reduction

Food: Facts and fiction, theory and therapy

Trauma and recovery foundation

LGBTQ Awareness

Bereavement training

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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Sessions last for 50 minutes and are £45 each.

During this lockdown phase, I am able to offer a number of reduced session prices, so please get in touch for more information.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Current availability is Thursday daytime and Tuesday evening.

Types of client



Hayley Snelling, Anxiety Counsellor, MBACP (Reg)

Hayley Snelling, Anxiety Counsellor, MBACP (Reg)