About me

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

On line and telephone sessions currently available.

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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals  £50 per session

Couples therapy £60 per session

Young people £45 per session

Counselling students £40

All sessions are 50 min.

Supervision £80 per 90 min session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Day time, evening and weekend appointments available

West Sussex


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Ivana Coombes

Ivana Coombes