About me

Sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations or facing problems which we struggle to manage on our own. It can however be difficult to ask for help or talk about some issues, particularly with those around you such as family and friends.  

There are many reasons that people seek counselling. It may be that you have recently suffered a difficult life event, lost a loved one, are suffering from health issues, have problems in your relationship(s), are suffering from anxiety/low self-esteem or are just struggling to live the life you wish. Counselling is not only for people who are in crisis and having a regular space to think and talk through issues with someone who is impartial can help to bring some clarity. 

I have extensive experience in working with many issues but particularly with anxiety, trauma, abuse and relationships.  I work with individuals (over 18)  and couples.

I can offer you a safe and confidential space to talk and think about matters away from the pressures of every day life. I will not give you "homework" or offer advice.  I will however help you to explore issues to try to find some understanding of what may be causing you difficulty and to find some clarity to achieve your own changes.

Appointments take place in my therapy room in Rustington or online via Zoom.

I am able to work with you on an open ended basis or for a fixed number of sessions.  Everyone's needs are different and we can discuss what will best work for you. Appointments are usually weekly at the same time each week. I am however aware that this is not always possible and can usually accommodate shift patterns.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I am a registered member of BACP and accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

If you contact me by email, sometimes my response will go to your spam folders so could you please also provide a contact telephone number. I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.


Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of BACP.
Accredited member of National Counselling Society

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic) from a BACP accredited training facility.

Transactional Analysis TA101 certificate.

I continue to develop experience and expertise by way of further CPD training.

I have certificates including :

Working with couples


Eco therapy

Trauma and sexual abuse

Developmental Trauma

On site interventions in emergency situations

Introduction to deep bodywork/body psychotherapy

Perinatal Mental illness


Certificate in clinical supervision

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling.

Foundation for Infant Loss training

One year training in Hypnotherapy (not currently practising).

20 years experience working in family law dealing with Divorce, separation, family, children and domestic violence issues.

Experienced in working with young people aged 12- 18 although not currently working with people under age 18.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health issues

identity issues

Photos & videos


From £55.00 to £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals 50 minute sessions - £55

Couples 1 hour sessions £70 or 1.5 hours minutes £100

Some concessions may be available, depending on circumstances and I would be happy to discuss this with you.

Payments can be made by card or bank transfer.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Appointments Monday - Thursday 9am to 7pm

Friday 9am to 12 pm

West Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Online platforms



Shelley Taylor

Shelley Taylor