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Alternatives Counselling

About us

Our team of dedicated, trained counsellors and psychotherapists work with individuals (women and men) and couples suffering the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage, termination, and stillbirth and to support those with issues around infertility.

We work with those facing a decision of continuing with a pregnancy due to fetal abnormalities or challenging circumstances.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our counsellors are trained to degree level in humanistic psychotherapy.                 

We also have counsellors in training on person-centred degree courses.   

All our counsellors are experienced in working with loss.

We have a trained couples therapist for details of experience see jojogosney.com

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)

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

1 in 4 women will experience a miscarriage in their lifetime.

11 babies are stillborn each day in the UK.

Any pregnancy loss can be traumatic, and can sometimes result in a severe emotional shock and pain caused by a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.

The loss can bring a complex mix of emotions. Crying is not the only outlet our bodies choose for grief. Grief can feel like a lump in your throat which makes it hard to swallow or talk. You may lose your appetite or begin to over eat in the hope to fill the void in your body. You can feel lethargic and more tired than you have ever felt before, yet restless and unable to sleep. You may even have trouble breathing and experience heart palpitations. You can be left with a deep deep ache and experience 'empty arms' feelings.

Fees

Additional information

We do not wish to exclude anyone from counselling on financial grounds. We operate a sliding-scale system which ranges from £20 to £40 for each individual session, or £25 to £60 for a couple session depending on your financial situation. We will give you a client agreement form at your assessment to take away with you. The completed agreement with how much you can pay needs to be brought back to your first session. If a session is missed without 24 hours notice we will ask you to contribute half your agreed fee. As we are a charity this fee enables us to continue our work.

Further information

Further information and media links found on our website

alternativesgb.org

21-23 Clarendon Villas, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3RE

Type of session

In person