About me

I work with adults and young people.  I have extensive experience of working with trauma.  I am client-centred  and I believe that we each have the innate ability to move forward but at times, accessing this ability can feel impossible.  Events, relationships and circumstances in life can cause anxiety and diminish our sense of personal control.   Thinking about having counselling is a major and sometimes daunting first step but is a brave move forward. 

In therapy, by gaining an understanding of how we work and what may be going on for us internally can be illuminating.   I see the counselling relationship as a journey made together to explore, discover and to unearth hidden resources. Working creatively with words, art and nature can also support change and re-ignite hope. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I qualified with a BA (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling in 2011. I am also a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor undertaking one to one and group supervision sessions.

I have worked in the charity sector for a number of years. The focussed areas that I have worked in are sexual and domestic abuse, bereavement, and issues affecting young people.   Understanding what may be going on for us neurologically and what we can learn from our bodily reactions can be fascinating and support the counselling exploration. I find that working creatively with words or art can be helpful as it may promote a different avenue for the work.  

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.

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

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per counselling session

£60 per session for individual supervision

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for booking sessions Tuesday - Thursday during the day and early evening.  I offer a free pre-therapy phone call to outline what I can offer. 

Further information

The counselling room that I use is on the ground floor and fully accessible.

The Pavilion
Connolly Way
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 6DA

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I undertake one to one and group supervision. I work with qualified as well as student counsellors.

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Louise Mahoney

Louise Mahoney