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About me

My approach to counselling

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • You are very self-critical
  • You usually imagine the worst case scenario
  • You overthink decisions
  • You find negative feedback very hard to handle
  • You replay your interactions repeatedly
  • You find it hard to put worries aside

If your answer is yes, you are experiencing anxiety to some degree. If anxiety is getting in your way, the above may well lead to excessive worry when encountering situations like –

  • Travelling and/or going out
  • Interacting with unfamiliar people or going to new places
  • Starting or joining conversations
  • Making eye contact
  • Showing anxious symptoms
  • Making a mistake in public

If you regularly rearrange your life in order to avoid these and other situations, anxiety is interfering with day to day life. Counselling can help.

Using a combination of counselling and coaching, my Anxiety therapy can help you to:

Manage panic attacks

Increase your confidence

Decrease the overly critical voice

Teach you how to be assertive

Receive criticism without being broken by it

Break out of isolation

Make the most of your life

Put most simply- Your confidence will increase allowing you to deal with the new, make decisions and engage in relationships without the over-thinking and fear.


Counselling will take a commitment of your time and money so, it is always worth considering whether it is the right time for you. I offer an initial session at reduced cost so we can meet, see how we get along and, decide how you would like to proceed.
There are also some useful articles on this website that can help you decide.

If you are ready, I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a degree in Psychology, a Certificate in counselling skills and a Post Graduate Diploma In Person Centred/Existential Counselling. I continue to learn and train through courses and workshops.

Before starting private practice, I worked as a student counsellor for London Metropolitan University, a staff counsellor at Mayday Hospital and for Carers Support West Sussex as a  counsellor and assessor.

I am a member of AnxietyUK as a registered therapist and a member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their ethical framework which can be found here - https://www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org/about-us/code-of-ethics

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

First session is £20 payable in cash at the end of the session

Weekday appointments £45

Weekend appointments £50

I do keep a few concessionary spaces, I am always happy to discuss them so please ask if you would like to be offered one of these.

Payment is usually made at the end of each session by cash or cheque but can also be paid by bank transfer at the end of each month.

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments are available. Earliest appointment 9.30am and last appointment (begins) at 7.30pm

Office 2
24 Liverpool Gardens
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1RY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lanka Templeman

Lanka Templeman