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Person centred counsellor MBACP

About me

A very warm welcome.  My name is Lizzie, a person- centred humanistic counsellor. Fully qualified, highly experienced and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. My practice is at The Open Door Clinic in Lewes, East Sussex. I also work online via Zoom.  My approach is accepting, caring and engaging. 

What I Offer

Talking through your problems with an experienced counsellor can make a big difference to how you think and feel. With understanding and empathy, we can explore what's going on for you at your own pace, begin to work things through, and find ways to move forward in your life.

" The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change" Dr Carl Rogers

I support and help adults with a range of issues - maybe you are experiencing anxiety; you're grieving the loss of family member/ friend; feeling lost in your life and not sure which direction to go.  

 You may have experienced a past which is painful and is affecting your life and relationships now.

Or perhaps you would like a safe & calm place to be your time each week  - to talk and be really be seen and heard.  Sometimes as humans that kind of connection is exactly what we need. 

"We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to"  Brene Brown 

What you can expect

  • Help with anxiety, depression, family issues, bereavement, life changes
  • Approachable and respectful
  • Confidential therapy
  • Weekly 50 mins sessions
  • Professional, qualified and well established.

I offer both short term and long term counselling, depending on your needs.


Contact me to arrange a free of charge initial appointment.

07951 850129

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-centred) City Lit London

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person-centred) City Lit London.

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Psychodynamic)  WPF London.

Additional professional development : bereavement, boarding school issues, trauma, attachment, relational depth, child development. 

Experience counselling young people (18 - 25 years) at Met College, and in my current practice.

I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework for good practice. I'm fully insured.

Counselling Experience

Bereavement counsellor - Ealing 2012-2014

College counsellor - Met College Brighton and Hove 2014-2016

Private practice counsellor since 2016

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I have a couple of low cost spaces available for counselling students. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime appointments available. 

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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