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MBACP | Psychotherapeutic counsellor (PGDip)
Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0GW

About me

Hi there. Well done on getting to this point - I’ve been in your shoes and I remember how overwhelming it can be when you’re looking for a therapist. How are you supposed to choose?

Well, I’m Lizzy (she/her) and I’m a fully qualified and registered humanistic therapist from Brighton. Humanistic means that I believe that you are the expert in your own experience, not me. I will never diagnose you, or tell you what to do, nor will I give you advice or homework - we’ll work together to explore what you want and need from therapy.

You might have a specific issue you want to work on. You might be going through a difficult time in your life and need some support. You might simply want to learn and explore more about yourself. All of these are welcome in my therapy room. I work from an existential perspective which means that together we’ll look at your life and ask the big questions: Who are you? What do you want out of your life? How can we achieve those things together?

I work from an LGBTQ+ affirmative position and have particular experience of working with LGBTQ+ identifying clients. I am always working towards making my practice as anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-ableist and inclusive as I can, with a Health at Every Size approach and comfortable and accessible ground floor therapy rooms.

We live in tough, uncertain times but there’s always the potential for joy, healing and growth, however small. Therapy changed my life and it has the potential to change yours. By working together I hope that we can start to change your life for the better. I can’t wait to meet you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
  • NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills - East Sussex College
  • NCFE Interpersonal Skills - East Sussex College
  • BA in English and Related Literature - University of York

Experience

Over the past two years, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for MindOut Brighton, a low-cost LGBTQ+ counselling service. I worked with clients from across the LGBTQ+ and relationship diversity spectrum and attended training such as HIV Awareness, Chemsex 101 and Anti-Racist Practice.

I also have a year’s experience working as a Samaritans volunteer, providing emotional support to people on the phone as well as face-to-face.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

Additional information

I offer a half-price first session (£25) so that we can get to know each other and decide whether we want to work together. After that sessions are weekly and cost £50 per session.

When I work

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Carlton Centre, Carlton Hill, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0GW

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Lizzy Pennock

Lizzy Pennock