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About me

My name is Iva (pren. Eva).  I am fully accredited and 

I believe that any kind of therapy is difficult, but when it comes to emotional issues; not only are there lots of options but the selection process becomes more complex because we are in a place in which we feel vulnerable, anxious and maybe even confused. Emotional turmoil can be brought on by a current crisis, persistent long term problems, depression, anxiety, difficulty in relationships or other emotional problems.  For our own protection we often bury or deny what it is we are feeling, these suppressed emotions then form the blocks or filters through which we live our lives and limit our true potential.

Counselling helps my clients to heal emotional pain, bringing a sense of liberation and personal growth giving them a greater understanding of who they are. I can offer a safe, supportive and confidential space, where you can feel heard and understood. Time will be dedicated to your thoughts and feelings during your sessions, where you can work at your own pace to find solutions and peace through your challenging and distressing time. We will work through them together, reinforcing your inner strength and resources to alleviate anxiety, depression, feelings of being overwhelmed, whilst improving your self-esteem and achieving personal growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • July 2019 -Certificate - Clinical supervision. BPC
  • July /2017- Certificate Counselling skills for Young People
  • Sep/2015 – Lever 3 Award in Education and Training 6502 (City & Guild)
  • Sep/2013-June 2015- Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling, Chichester University.
  • Jan/2008- Advance Diploma in Individual and Couple therapy, Psychodynamic and Systemic Theory, Relate Institute awarded by University of Hull.
  • Sep/2007- July/2008 Counselling skills, part 1 and 2, Crawley College.
  • Sep/2005- May/2006 Exploring Psychology, Open University.
  • Sep/2004-Sep/2005 Social Science part 1 and 2, Open University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva

Additional information

Individuals  £60 per session

Couples therapy £70 per session

Counselling students fee can be negotiated 

All sessions are 50 min.

Supervision £80 per 90 min session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day time, evening and weekend appointments available

Horsham, West Sussex, RH13

Pulborough, RH20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms



In person

Group or face-to-face, my supervision philosophy combines person-centred, psycho dynamic, solution-focused, cognitive behavioural and mindfulness theories.

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