Due to the current lockdown I am currently offering counselling online via video call or telephone. You are welcome to try an online session for an initial low cost (£25) first session.
My name's Beccy. I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor working with adults and young people in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex.
Inevitably, there are difficult times in life. Experiences that may feel impossible to get through.
It takes tremendous courage to acknowledge you need help.
By seeking professional support, you are already taking an important first step.
I don't know what brings you to counselling but I do know the healing capacity a counselling relationship can offer. You do not have to go through it alone.
I can offer you a safe space where you feel accepted and truly listened to. My role is not to judge you or tell you what to do. I will not analyse or advise you. I may have suggestions to offer along the way but ultimately, I believe you are the expert of your world.
I will be honest with you at all times. I won’t hold all the answers but through the counselling relationship I will support you to feel empowered to access your own inner resources and find your own answers.
I am passionate about the work I do and am continually inspired by the people I meet. It is wonderful to see people take back control of their lives and start to believe in themselves again.
Some of the issues I can help you with are listed below. However, please don't think any problem is too small to bring to therapy. If it's bothering you, it's important.
- low self-esteem
- life transitions
- relationship/family issues
- parenting issues
- unhelpful thought patterns
- work/academic pressure
- being affected by someone else’s drug/alcohol use
- autism in the family
Feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together to help you make positive changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with many different people from all walks of life and currently see adults and young people for counselling in private practice.
I am also employed by Sussex University as a Mental Health Mentor, working one-to-one with students who experience a diverse range of mental health issues.
Previously I have worked as a counsellor for the nationwide charity Change, grow, live and also Dialogue, the YMCA's local counselling service.
I have undertaken additional specialist training to work with bereavement and gained valuable experience working at a local hospice.
I have a degree in person-centred counselling from Brighton University and hold a fully enhanced DBS enabling me to work with children and adults.
I am a fully insured, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I attend regular clinical supervision to review my practice have a commitment to ongoing professional development. Some of the training and workshops I have attended are:
Online therapy training
Gender and sexual identity
Understanding and valuing difference
Working with risky adolescents
Working with autism
Anxiety and depression in adolescence
ASIST: suicide intervention
Trauma and adolescents
Bereavement and loss
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial 50 minute introductory session for a reduced fee of £25.
It's an opportunity for you to see how you feel about working together and an opportunity to ask any questions.
Thereafter, the fee is £45 per 50-minute session.
Please note I am able to offer some concessions to students, those who are on a low-income and NHS workers.
Concessions offered for
If you have any questions please get in touch by phone, text or through the contact form on my website. Please note that if I am an unable to answer straight away I will reply to you the same day.