Lindsey Light MA, PG Dip, SP Dip, MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked in several organizations in Sussex working with young people and adults. I currently work mainly with adults in my practice in Hove. Before becoming a counsellor and supervisor, my background was in art and music. I believe having a broad life experience helps me to have good rapport with all kinds of people from different walks of life. I believe in the value of therapy and think it is in the good relationship that we form which will help us to work effectively together.
Sometimes we all find life to be really challenging and we can find ourselves struggling to deal with what life throws at us. You may feel overwhelmed or stuck and just need extra support or you could be feeling anxious, angry or depressed and not sure where to turn. This is when talking things through with someone who understands and is non-judgemental can really help. Whatever it is you are going through you don't have to go through it alone. Having the right support can help you to see more clearly and find new ways forward. If there are changes you would like to make I can help you to identify what those are and how to go about making those changes. Together we can work on what matters to you most and help you find solutions to your long term or short term problems so that you can enjoy life to the fullest and reach your full potential.
I offer a free initial session, where we can get to know each other and see if we are a good fit to continue working together. The length of time you come to counselling for is up to you. You are always in charge of what you share and everything you share with me is confidential.
I welcome all people on their life's 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 hold a post-graduate diploma (PGDip) in Integrative Humanistic Counselling from Wealden Psychology Institute and am a qualified supervisor with 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:
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 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 session is free of charge and without obligation.
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 £50 (50mins)
Supervision £60 (60 mins)
Students and low waged concessions available.
Supervision is fortnightly or monthly from 60 minutes to 2 hours.
I work in a Person Centred and Integrative way and am trained in Relationship Based Supervision. 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 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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Mon-Fri. Currently have availability Wednesdays and Thursdays PM.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a Person Centred and Integrative supervisor and am trained in Relationship based supervision.