About me

As a registered, qualified and experienced counsellor I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment in which we can work together and address your difficulties.

Are you feeling sad, anxious or depressed generally, following a bereavement perhaps? Or lacking in confidence and self esteem? Perhaps you are struggling in your relationships or feel you can't continue with the way you are feeling? Counselling offers you the chance to stop everything and focus on yourself and your needs. To reconsider how you have been dealing with your life and find more effective and happier ways of being yourself.

Whatever has triggered your decision to consider counselling at this time, my aim is to provide a warm and safe space and the time you need to help you take a look at your thoughts and feelings whilst offering uncritical support. Counselling helps you notice if you keep repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour. It offers you the chance to question your beliefs and fears and find out what you need tofeel better and move on with your life.

It is an opportunity to express your feelings, be listened and heard uncritically, and supported in making positive changes. At the same time it is helping you heal from hurtful experiences you may have had in the past.

My training is Integrative and I draw on the therapeutic approach which corresponds to each individual as counselling progresses. My approach is one of non-judgemental respect, offering you unconditional acceptance of your own ‘response-ability’ - you choose when and whether you wish to change.

So in your own time we may explore your past experiences to help you gain insight, perspective and begin the process of letting go of undermining habits,

 or unhelpful patterns of thinking as you achieve effective, mindful 'ways of being' and living more happily in the present. We can look at gentle strategies that you might decide to employ as part of a more constructive approach in your relationships, etc. Or you might want to use some sessions to plan for your future.

The Counsellor- Client relationship itself plays a key part in this healing, empowering process, building or boosting your hope, courage and self-esteem. In turn this can lead to improved relationships and understanding of yourself and others, a fuller participation in life, a new sense of direction and, ultimately, a greater expression of your true self.

Recent client testimonials:

“Counselling has been fantastic” N.F. Worthing

“I’ve learned so much about myself.” R.B. Worthing

“Thank you for your support these past few months. I’m pleased to report success in my ventures that I wouldn’t have considered possible before.” B.M. Worthing

“The main thing that I have got from counselling is having the support of someone there just for me.” A. C Chichester

“Thank you so much for listening!” S.B Worthing

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SECTCo MBCT Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency Vol Register
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Therapy
  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
  • Certificate 101 - Institute of Transactional Analysis
  • BA (Hons) English
  • Primary Care Mental Healthline Operator
  • General counselling, all ages caring and learning support experience over many years in private and voluntary sectors including:
  • CRUSE Bereavement Service Counsellor
  • Visually Impaired Group Facilitator
  • Victims Support Worker
  • Homeless Support Worker
  • Emotional Support for Carers Counsellor
  • Life Skills Support
  • Classroom Support.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer counselling for people who experience Tinnitus

Fees

Additional information

*Presently only telephone counselling available until further notice. The fee is £40.00 for waged clients and £35.00 for unwaged clients

For future reference please note:

Face to face sessions - an initial 50 minute assessment session £30

Subsequent 50 minute counselling sessions £40 (offered on a weekly/fortnightly basis)

Block-booking: 6 sessions £200

Student counsellors in training/unwaged clients: £35

Any other concessions can be discussed on an individual basis

Availability

weekdays and evenings appointments

Further information

  • Counselling sessions are available weekdays and some evenings.
  • Sessions are normally weekly but can be fortnightly if necessary.
  • As well as being near bus and train routes there is good free available street parking. Alternatively you may choose to drive in and park in front of the house.

I appreciate it can be difficult initially to pick up the phone to speak to a counsellor directly, so please do not hesitate to leave a message by email or telephone and I will aim to reply within 24 hours.

I would like to encourage the person seeking counselling to contact me personally please as I cannot arrange sessions organised by someone else on their behalf.
Please telephone Mondays to Fridays between 9 am + 7pm

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

35 West Park Lane
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 4EP

Type of session

Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

If stairs are a problem for you a comfortable ground floor space is available.