About me

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I am committed to providing a compassionate, supportive, therapeutic counselling environment to all my clients – a confidential, safe space, where together we can explore emotions, anxieties, and life’s challenges.

Accessing support can be a daunting experience. There will be no expectation of you – you will be met without judgement, accepted for you, just as you are.

I have a fundamental belief that by offering my clients the right conditions, a place to be heard, accepted, and respected, our sessions together can achieve healing, empowerment, and change.

I offer face-to-face support from my counselling room in the centre of Eastbourne, East Sussex. I am also happy to provide online or telephone counselling support, if preferred.

I have experience of working with Adults, Children and Young People.

Counselling support can help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Anger
  • Trauma
  • Isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship problems
  • Family issues

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an FdSc Degree Qualified Person-centred Counsellor/Therapist and a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – Register number: 383019.

In addition to my professional qualification, I have completed extensive bereavement training with the national charity, Cruse, where I currently provide voluntary bereavement support.

I have also completed training in Creative Therapy for Children with children’s mental health charity, Place2Be.

I have worked as a child and young person’s counsellor at The Seahorse Project at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, a team dedicated to providing therapeutic support to bereaved children between the ages of 6-18 years old.

I have attended the following training courses:  Sudden and Traumatic Death; Trauma, Creative Therapy & Safeguarding Children; Online Therapeutic Practice; Working at Relational Depth.

In accordance with ethical practice, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. I also hold professional liability insurance and receive regular counselling supervision.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • WPA

Additional information

Face-to-face, Online or Telephone Counselling: £45 per 50-minute session.

I understand how daunting accessing counselling support can be. I also understand how crucial it is to feel comfortable and able to engage with your counsellor.  I phone all of my clients in advance of the first session to introduce myself and to gauge individual requirements.

Availability

Flexible availability Monday-Friday

The Little Studio
19 Lushington Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4LG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Lizzie Legate

Lizzie Legate