About me

I am an experienced Humanistic counsellor who takes a non-directive approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to feel comfortable, help explore difficult issues and begin to make sense of them.

Engaging in counselling is a unique experience that gives you the opportunity to explore your life without judgement of others and find a way to move forward. I enjoy building relationships with my clients and work to understand your issues from your point of view. I believe that counselling helps to find perspective at difficult times and I am here to support you on your journey.

I offer both short term and long term counselling depending on your needs and budget.

I am available for a free 30 min informal chat over the phone to help you decide if you would like to work with me.

During the Covid-19 crisis I am currently offering sessions on Zoom and face to face sessions at the Wilbury clinic in Hove.

Training, qualifications & experience

Chichester University: Humanistic Counselling Diploma

Chichester University: BA Honours Humanistic counselling

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.

Therapies offered

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

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

£45 for 1 hour session.

Some concessions available, please enquire for details.

Availability

Currently available between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday.

The Wilbury Clinic
64 Wilbury Road
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 3PY

Heathfield
East Sussex
TN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Zoom
Jo Smith

Jo Smith