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About me

I am a fully qualified Integrative counseller offering individual counselling sessions in a peaceful and safe environment in which an individual can explore their problems in their life which is affecting their well-being at this time.
I will offer support and understanding to you helping you to overcome difficulties that you are facing.

Counselling is a positive step in working through the problems you may have in life whether caused by every day difficulties of day to day life or other events like trauma, relationships problems, problems at school or other situations.

Sandplay therapy is a part of in my work but as an Integrative counseller I am able to use a range of theories with you.
I also have experience of working with people with learning disabilities.

Working with children: I am fully insured to work with children and teenagers and young adults and I am a member of the BACP (MBACP): British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work in private practice (www.sussex121counselling.co.uk)

I am happy to work short or long term depending on what you think you need.

You can come and visit me in my home based office or I could visit you at home for a counselling session.

Concessions are available dependent upon individual circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have studied Integrative counselling at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy in Brighton:
Diploma Level 4 in Integrative Counselling 2015 (Brighton, United Kingdom)

I am a fully certified Sandplay Therapist (Association Integrative Sandplay Therapy, AIST London, March 2017)

I have studied in Holland to become a qualified Study and Careers advisor:
Degree (or Honours) in Careers Counselling & Study Advice 1997 (Tilburg, The Netherlands).

I have studied on a Bachelor and Masters Level at the University of Leiden:
Educational Psychology 2002 - 2008 (Leiden, The Netherlands)

I have studied the following at Northbrook College in Worthing:
NVQ 4 Leadership and Management (2012)
NVQ 4 Health and Social care (2012)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sand play Therapy

What is Sandplay?

It is a therapeutic method developed by Dora M. Kalff, Switzerland.
It is based on the principles of C.G. Jung. It is a creative form of therapy (like Art therapy) using your imagination. You can use sand, objects and water in a sand tray and work your way through your personal questions and issues through the sand in a therapeutic way. The objects you choose create a dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious of the psyche. This activates a healing process but also development of your personality. It is used with children and adults.

I will guide you through the process of how to use sandplay from start to end of the session (I will be holding the therapeutic environment).

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Additional information

A session of 50 minutes £35

A session of 60 minutes £40

Choice of how many sessions and the length of session is to be discussed in the initial session.

Usually I can offer sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In some circumstances I do weekend sessions too.

Please note that I will need to be reimbursed for travelling to you in case you prefer a home visit.

Cancellation fees will be charged in full if no notification within 24 hours notice.
Concessions are available dependent upon individual circumstances.


I offer flexible appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP

1 Queens Road
West Sussex
BN42 4RQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Joanna Markvoort

Joanna Markvoort