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About me

With fifteen years of counselling experience, my special interest is supporting people to move through and beyond life's many losses.

I’ve had many chronic health challenges and two of my five children were born partially sighted.
Married for over 30 years, my husband died quite suddenly of cancer in 2015. This enormous shock prompted me to explore how I could best support myself to survive the deep grief I was experiencing. Like many of us, life’s losses have at times, seemed to just keep coming.

Life Beyond Loss, is a culmination of my training and life experience - both the joyous and the sad times.

My qualifications includes a post graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Therapy, and I have trained (parts 1 & 2) with With Living Well Dying Well, as a Doula
for the Dying.

As a psychosynthesis counsellor I believe it is important to offer a choice in ways of working with clients, as well as traditional sharing and talking these might include: Art Materials, Image Work and Body Work. I act as a guide to support the client identify and find a way through obstacles and barriers that might get in the way of them leading a self empowered and fulfilling life whatever their age or state of health.

I work with individuals, on a long or short-term basis, helping them to face and work through life’s various challenges whether personal, family, relationship or work issues. I encourage clients to explore and access their hidden potential. Equipped with new insights and resources they are more able to find a way forward that is rewarding and satisfying.

What does ‘Living Well’ mean for you? What holds you back from living the life you would like to lead and how might you be able to live your life more fully?

I was married for 30 years and have a private practice in Lewes, East Sussex.

Training, qualifications & experience

Louise Anderson.    Post grad Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling and Therapy, 
P.E.T. [Parent Effectiveness Training.]

I have trained (Parts 1 and 2) with Living Well Dying Well (lwdwtraining.uk) as a doula for the dying.

B.A. Hons. Art & Design.

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

End of life support.
Serious illness.


Additional information

£45.00 per hour, some concessions available


Please contact me for availability in the week, I work some saturdays.

Further information

Life Beyond Loss <lifebeyondloss.co.uk> is my website…. find support to transform significant losses into life's wisdom.

‘LIVING WELL DYING WELL is an organization that aims to shed light on how to accept, plan and prepare practically, emotionally and spiritually for the end of life. www.lwdwtraining.uk

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Louise Anderson

Louise Anderson