Meriel Whale (PG Dip, MBACP)

Meriel Whale (PG Dip, MBACP)

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Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

01273 958 924 / 07946 488 883

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About me

I am a compassionate, qualified and experienced counsellor, able to work creatively and supportively with people in great distress to help them to move forward with their lives. I will respond to you with compassion, listen to you with empathy and value you exactly as you are.

I have been working as a person-centred and integrative counsellor since 2010, and offer general counselling for a wide range of issues. I have completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and in Online Counselling via webcam.

I also work specifically with those who are childless not by choice. I understand the unique needs of people who have not been able to have the children they longed for, whether through infertility, through not being able to or wanting to adopt or through other circumstances and can offer emotional and practical support from a place of deep understanding and compassion.

I am LGBTQI+ and neuro-diversity affirmative.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Brighton (2010).

I then completed a follow-up course with Hemmings Field Associates, CBT with Heart. The course taught Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills in a way that complements other therapeutic orientations. I have also completed a course in Online Counselling via webcam with Jane Evans (OCST), an ACTO registered training provider.

I have experience in a variety of settings:

  • General counselling services (Counselling Plus Hastings).
  • Domestic abuse services (CGL Hastings and RISE Brighton).
  • LGBTQ+ counselling services (LGBT Switchboard Brighton).
  • Schools and colleges in Brighton and Hove and East and West Sussex.
  • My own private practice.

I specialise in working with men and women who are childless not by choice, with LGBTQ+ people and  with neurodiverse people (e.g. people on the autistic spectrum or with Aspergers, people with dyspraxia or dyslexia and people with neurological disorders).

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

People who are childless not by choice.

LGBTQ+ people.

People who are neurodiverse.

Fees

£45 per session.

Further information

I am based in Lewes and can also offer sessions in London and via webcam and telephone.

Maps & Directions

Lewes, BN7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

My main practice room is not wheelchair accessible, as there is flight of stairs to climb, but I do have access to an alternative wheelchair accessible venue. I offer online counselling via webcam and telephone counselling.

Availability

I am available: Tuesday day time, Saturday morning and Monday and Tuesday evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme