About me

Hi my name is Louise.  I see couples and individuals and offer face to face or online sessions. I am Sussex based and see clients in Hove, Lewes and Haywards Heath.  At each location there is parking close by and they are also all within walking distance of the main train stations.

What do I offer?

I draw on various complimentary methods of counselling and psychotherapy that can be tailored to your individual needs to explore the issues you feel are impacting on the way you want to live your life.

What to expect

I will work collaboratively with you to explore your difficulties, how you feel they may have developed or have continued and what you would like to get out of our sessions together.

We can also discuss whether we feel you would benefit from short term, more solution focused work (normally around 8 to 20 sessions) or from longer term open ended therapy.

It can be helpful to have check-ins with how you are finding our sessions and to review your goals and aims regularly.

Individual Sessions:

I offer an initial 50 minute assessment and 'taster' session (£50) where we can discuss the issue(s) that are causing you difficulty, what you are looking for from counselling and I can answer any queries you may have.  Ongoing sessions are £50 per session.  I offer either face to face or online sessions.

Couple Sessions:

I offer an initial 75 minute assessment and 'taster' session (£65) where we can discuss together your reasons for seeking counselling and explore what the three of us can look to achieve from our sessions together. Ongoing sessions are £65 (75 mins).  Please note, I only offer face to face sessions for couples counselling.

What is my experience?

I work in both private practice and also for the NHS.

I have experience working with a wide variety of emotional difficulties, including bereavement, depression, relationship difficulties and other life altering changes in circumstances. In addition I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist and therefore have experience with different types of anxiety including generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety and social anxiety.

Counselling can also be helpful for those times when you are feeling stressed, perhaps not sleeping well or maybe you are finding that your normal ways of coping are no longer helping.

How to contact me

You can contact me via phone or email to discuss booking an assessment and what you are looking for from counselling and from your counsellor.  We can have a chat to see if you feel I may meet your needs.  Any contact you make with me is confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

I am an NCS accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor (Dip. Couns).

Clinical Experience:

NHS - various GP surgery settings

St Wilfrid's Hospice, East Sussex

Association of Carers, East Sussex

Anxiety UK

Private Practice - Healix Counselling

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Qualifications:

  • UKATA Diploma in TA Practice
  • Diploma in Counselling (Transactional Analysis)
  • Bereavement training
  • Anxiety UK training

Code of Ethics:

I adhere to National Counselling Society, UKATA and UKCP codes of ethics and professional practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKATA

UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Ongoing sessions:

  • Initial 'taster' session and ongoing Individual sessions £50 (50 mins)
  • Initial 'taster' session and ongoing Couples sessions £65 (75 mins) 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am based in Haywards Heath on a Monday.

I am based in Lewes on a Tuesday. 

I am based in Hove on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

66 High Street
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1XG

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Louise Herbert

Louise Herbert