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Lisa Beckley MBACP, FdSc

Hove BN3 & Shoreham-by-sea BN43
07540582646 07540582646
Hove BN3 & Shoreham-by-sea BN43

About me

Individuals come to counselling for a variety of reasons: stress, anxiety, despair, life changes, relationships, unease, trauma, loss, bereavement and more. Counselling is an opportunity to explore your feelings and talk about anything that may be troubling you, the process can help relieve anxieties and find a personal resolution to your problems. I offer counselling to adults in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.

My counselling approach is Person-Centred, this approach allows clients to work at their own pace, its theory is based on the belief that each individual has the capacity and potential for personal growth, healing and development. I was attracted to training in this modality due to its Humanistic belief that each individual has the inner resources to find their own answers and direction, thus encouraging empowerment. Having worked with short term therapy, I have also used more goal focused approaches.

I have experience of working with the following issues: Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Self-Harm, Diversity, Stress, Eating Disorders, Carers, Relationships, LGBT, Loss, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Sexuality, this is not an exhaustive list.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been gaining experience as a counsellor since 2009. I am fully qualified, I have an FdSc in Person-Centred Counselling (Merit) awarded by Brighton University. During and since my training I have worked in different settings with a diverse range of people

I have also gained a Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling, accredited by CPCAB.

I have worked with Carers, Students, Survivors of Sexual Abuse and young people (13 years+) and many more. I have experience in the following areas:

  • Abuse
  • Young People
  • Anger
  • Eating Disorders
  • Carers
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Self-Harm
  • Depression
  • LGBT
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Trauma.

As a fully qualified and professional counsellor I follow the Standards and Ethics of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am fully insured and attend regular supervision and training.

Member organisations


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

What happens now?

  • If you think counselling will benefit you, please contact me via email or phone.
  • We will arrange an initial meeting which will give us the opportunity to meet each other.
  • At the initial meeting we will talk about what you want to gain from counselling and what your concerns are, you can then decide whether you want to continue counselling sessions. We will also talk about practicalities (cost, frequency, missed session etc) and fill out a therapy questionnaire.

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  • I offer an initial session costing £20 which is an opportunity for us to meet and decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
  • Counselling sessions costs £45 for 50 minutes.
  • Student and concession rates available, please enquire.
  • Sessions last 50 minutes and longer sessions are available by arrangement.

Further information

Useful Links



Shoreham Osteopathy Centre
10 Western Road
West Sussex
BN43 5WD

The Practice Rooms
160-162 Church Road
East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


I offer online sessions, day or evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lisa Beckley MBACP, FdSc

Lisa Beckley MBACP, FdSc