Lindsey Light MA, PG Dip, Sup Dip. MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor and a member of the BACP. I have worked in several organizations in Sussex counselling young people and adults and currently work with adults in my practice in Hove. Before becoming a qualified counsellor and supervisor, my background was in art and music. Having a broad life experience helps me to have good rapport with all kinds of people from many walks of life.
For all of us life can be a challenge, at times difficulties can crop up that can be hard to navigate or work through alone. Sometimes problems can feel overwhelming or leave us feeling stuck, this is when talking to someone who is understanding,non-judgemental and supportive can help.
Coming to counselling is a way to give yourself time to explore areas of your life that you may want help with or to improve. You might be suffering with things like anxiety, depression, fear, anger or you may want to understand yourself better and find out what it is you really want in life. Counselling can help you gain insight into how and why you react to situations you find yourself in. Together we can work on anything that concerns you or is holding you back or stopping you from living up to your full potential and enjoying your life. I work in an Integrative way drawing on different theories to help you gain insight and find new ways forward, so that you will feel more in control of your life and able to make more satisfying life choices.
I offer a free initial assessment. This gives us a chance to get to know each other and see how well suited we are to working together. This also provides time for you to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You are always in charge of what you share and everything you share with me is confidential.
I welcome all people on their life journey and honor all lifestyle choices, religious beliefs and sexual orientations.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Ethics and Code of Good Practice
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor (MBACB) offering individual therapy. I hold a post-graduate diploma (PGDip) in Integrative Humanistic Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute and have a Diploma in Relationship Based Supervision from IBIS consultancy. (SUPDip)
Counsellor at As You Are, Southwick
Drug & Alcohol Training
Assist- Suicide Training
1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness
Psychodynamics of Addiction
Level 4 Diploma in Children's Counselling.
Group Work Certificate.
MA Fine Art London
BA Fine Art & Performance /Video The Art Institute San Francisco
Other Professional Trainings include:
Relationship Based Supervision Training, Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Existential Therapy, Creative Therapies. Suicide Prevention, LGBT Awareness, Mindfulness.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP 2018) and I adhere to their Ethics and Code of good practice. (2018). This includes being committed to my continuous professional development by regularly attending training courses, workshops and having on-going supervision, in keeping with the BACP Ethical Framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
An initial assessment is free of charge and without obligation.
After our first meeting, sessions are offered at a set time on a weekly basis.You may want to come for a few sessions to explore a particular issue or come longer term.
Assessment session is free (30-45 mins)
Counselling £40 (50mins)
Supervision £50 (60 mins)
Students and low waged concessions available.
Supervision is fortnightly or monthly from 60 minutes to 2 hour sessions.
I work in a Person Centred and integrative way. I provide training supervision for counselling students and supervise more experienced practitioners. I can provide short term supervision if needed and do locum work if your regular supervisor is unavailable. I specialize in helping new counsellors who are setting up in private practice for the first time. I also offer consultancy supervision, helping you with your work or work place issues to support you in whatever field you are in.
Contact me by phone or email if you would like to arrange to come for an assessment for either counselling or supervision.
I work from quiet, pleasant premises close to the Hove Museum. Bus routes (1, 1A, 2, 2B, 5, 5A, 6, 7) all run nearby in Hove. From Portslade (25x). Also 10 mins walk from Hove Station and ample parking on street £1 per hr.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday
Types of client