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About me

I offer counselling to adults and young people providing a professional, confidential, safe and ethical service based in Lewes, East Sussex.

I work from a Humanistic approach, creating a supportive space free of judgement and expectations. Our work together in counselling will enable you to step back and gain greater clarity on how to live a more fulfilling life.

Counselling provides the opportunity to explore and discover new ways of being. This discovery can have a positive rippling effect through every aspect of your life. Counselling can also enable you to get closer towards a sense of what feels right for you.

I have experience of a wide range of issues working with adults and young people including:

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Grief & bereavement
  • Low self-esteem/self-worth
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Separation & divorce
  • Work/career stress
  • Coping with life changes

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my private practice, I have worked for several years for a bereavement service offering short term counselling to adults. Currently, alongside private practice, I work as a college and school counsellor in Brighton and Sussex.

I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am registered with the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (MBACP)

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

 A percentage of my work is offered at low cost, please enquire for availability.

Counselling face to face or online

Further information

I also hold a post-graduate certificate in education ( PGCE ) and a bachelor of music degree (BMus).

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

The Gather Rooms
16 The Old Granary
Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 5RH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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.

Kirsten Hammond

Kirsten Hammond