About me

Are you in need of someone to listen without judgment? Feeling sad, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed, unable to cope? Do you need to work through some difficult feelings? Let me walk alongside you, wherever you are, whatever you feel.

Counselling can help.

I connect with you as an individual person and I believe that being listened to and accepted as you are, can have a huge impact on how you feel, think and behave. How often are you really heard?

My focus is on creating and developing a trusting, warm and safe relationship, where you can talk and explore freely, without judgment and conditions. Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and how these are impacting your life. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self esteem and physical symptoms. It may be your coping strategies are unhelpful such as self-harm, addiction and other forms of abuse. I have experience of working with these issues and can support you and what you are going through. You are not alone. 

I believe you know yourself best and talking with me will enable you to understand yourself better, to explore your identity, your wants, needs, beliefs and goals. Through the counselling relationship, you can begin the process of accepting yourself and making the changes you want to make. This process is unique to each individual, there is no set time, which is why I offer short or open-ended long-term therapy. 

My training is in person-centred therapy, however, I consider myself to work integratively. What this means is that I work in no fixed way and instead offer various skills and ways of working to support you and meet your needs. For example, Gestalt therapy can be useful to work through past events and experiences, freeing you from those so you can move forward and live in the present. Transactional Analysis can be useful to work through relationship difficulties - Exploring how you relate to others, why that might be and how you can make changes that feel right for you. There may not be anything you want to change; You may just need to work through some difficult feelings. There are many ways we can work together, through the foundation of a warm, safe, respectful counselling relationship.

I offer individual counselling to adults and young people (ages 11-18) and can incorporate talking therapy with other creative ways of working, such as drawing and play therapy, as well as body awareness.

I hold an enhanced DBS.

Where I work

I work from a room at The Parish Centre in Broadwater, Worthing. There is an off-road car park as well as a bus stop 100 metres from the centre.  

Contact me

Give me a call on 07794583849 or send me an email and we can arrange a time to meet.

In our initial introductory session, we can explore your needs and expectations and see if we will be a good match for each other. There is no obligation for you to continue beyond the first session. However, if you decide you would like to, we can meet weekly for 50 minutes. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • safeTALK suicide alertness
  • Trauma
  • Working at Relational Depth

Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Experience

  • Working in a residential rehab offering 1:1 and group therapy to adults living with substance addiction
  • Working with adults and children who are neurodiverse
  • Counselling adolescents in a school setting who are experiencing anxiety, depression, identity issues, traumatic events, stress, relationship difficulties

I have been volunteering at a local high school, counselling 11-16 year olds, since September 2019

Continued Professional Development

I continually ensure my work is up to date by doing the following;

  • Regularly attending workshops (both in-person and online)
  • Reading books and research articles
  • Carrying out safeguarding training

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial introductory session, which lasts for 50 minutes, at a reduced rate of £20. 

Thereafter, counselling sessions are charged at £40 for a 50 minute session. We will meet on a regular weekly basis at a mutually agreeable time. This generally tends to be the same day/time each week. 

Fees are paid in advance or on the day of the session by cash or BACS. Fees are charged in full unless 24 hours notice is given.

The Parish Centre
117 Broadwater Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8HT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The centre is accessible by steps and a ramp. The room is located on the ground floor.

Lucy Hoskins

Lucy Hoskins