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Bsc Hons senior MBACP Accredited. UKRCP Reg. Psychotherapist

About me

Bsc Hons MBACP accredited psychotherapist/counsellor and supervisor. Specialising in relationship difficulties, Anxiety, depression, and disorders. I work with individuals, couples and with families to find a healthy resolution. Working in private practice with GP's, mental health teams and collaborative divorce lawyers.

My work ethic is to help enable others find their true potential, to live life in a purposeful and meaningful way helping individuals find self respect and value.

I also work in a clinic as a therapist, supervisor and clinical assessor, and have worked extensively in a university setting with individuals, couples and groups.

My expertise is working with those experiencing life changing events such as child birth, separation, divorce or marital breakdowns, relationship difficulties, bullying situations in the work place or school, empty nesting loss, retirement and death, anxiety and depression.

I also work as a relational psychodynamic supervisor to experienced therapists offering a well rounded view from a variety of academic and psychotherapeutic sources.
I also work alongside lawyers and have an understanding of the general processes of divorce and the possible routes to move forward should this be the choice.

I began my training in 1995 and through continuous professional development I am able to offer a wealth of experience for clients who encounter a range of personal or situational difficulties.

The list below is illustrative of the areas within which I have worked successfully.

Relationship difficulties and marriage problems
Family issues/divorce, parent alienation
Work relationships
Loss and separation 
Self harming behaviours such as eating, cutting, hair pulling
Suicidal thoughts.
Depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessional thoughts
Anger management
Self worth or Identity
Disability difficulties

Confidential, non-judgemental support is provided according to the professional guidelines and principles of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I practice in Shoreham by Sea. I am trained in integrative, psychodynamic, CBT, and transactional analysis, supervision, group counselling and mindfulness.

please contact: 07799 648487
email here

Louise Whitnall Senior Psychotherapist

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications & Experience:

BSc Hons Anthropology BSc Psychology
Certicate in counselling and psychotherapy, University of Sussex (1995)
PG Dip Integrative psychotherapy
PG Dip psychodynamic psychotherapy
Supervision training
couples therapy training
CBT training

My therapeutic experience includes:
- Working in Private Practice;
- Counsellor, University of Sussex;
- Group counsellor
- Counsellor within practice, GP and self referred clients,
- Supervisor in private practice,
- Counselling consultant to collaborative lawyers,

- work with key workers and Trauma.


Louise has always had a keen interest in psychology and the things that make us tick.

Louise has a degree in Anthropology as well as a degree in Psychology. Louise studied for a certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling in 1996 at the University of Sussex and gained post graduate diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy from highly regarded BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited organisations. Louise went on to become a trained supervisor and assessor.

Since this time Louise has continued to build upon her professional development writing for publications and providing educative seminars. Louise offers brief and longer-term psychotherapy, systemic and relational work with individuals, couples and groups.

As an accredited psychotherapist/counsellor, Louise practises in Shoreham by Sea and Hove, working in private practice also, with GP's, The Carers Centre, The University of Sussex, collaborative divorce lawyers and for the police firearms unit.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship and communication problems?

Anger and emotional issues?

Patterns in your behaviour that you would like to change?

Would you like to:

Develop your ability to calm yourself and relax?

Improve self-esteem and confidence?

Manage conflict and expressing anger appropriately?

Reduce your anxiety and feeling less stressed?

Change the way your think about food and eating?

Learning more about your moods, behaviour and thoughts about yourself and others?

Please call for more information on 07799 648487 or email here


£55.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are £50.00 -55.00per session, there are some concessions available.

Please call for more information on 07799 648487 or email me here

When I work


Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex, BN43

Hove, West Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a supervisor working within the psychodynamic and relational framework.

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