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Loss and Bereavement Counsellor - Dip CounsPsych MBACP

About me

If you are quietly distressed, uncomfortable or even defiant in the face of the challenges you are facing, or they feel worse with Covid-19, finding a private space to take your concerns where you can focus on your own needs exclusively can be a relief.  If you are indoors, working from home or nervous to meet face to face with others, online therapy can provide a haven and a connection.  Alternatively, you might be craving face to face contact, but would prefer to meet outdoors.  If so, walk and talk therapy may be the connection you are looking for.  I am also now offering in person support in Covid conscious, fully ventilated rooms in Hove.

The benefits of online therapy? The familiarity of home, comfortable clothes, your dog or cat next to you, a cup of tea, comfy chair or warm blanket and and no public transport. We have an opportunity to use secure technology to seek and offer support in order to process, adapt and recover.

The benefits of walk and talk therapy?  There are many benefits to being outdoors in nature, from increased wellbeing, lowered anxiety, depression and stress levels, to reduced anger and increased confidence and boosted self-esteem. It has also been shown to be effective for loss and bereavement, and when going through crisis or transitions.

If you have found me online and are facing a challenging time at the moment, I would like to support you in the process of beginning therapy and making the changes you hope for.

I provide a compassionate and nurturing environment for you to work at your pace and explore the thoughts, feelings or behaviours which are making it difficult for you to find peace.  We can also work with creativity if you feel comfortable with this approach.

People from all walks of life start therapy for different reasons. I work confidentially and without judgement to provide a safe space for you to to share worries and fears, no matter how confusing they may be. Being heard properly for the first time can be an important step in the process of exploring things about ourselves that can be difficult to understand.

If you would like to speak with me and see if the way I work might suit you, I offer a free 20 minute introductory phone call.  This is a chance for us to meet and answer any questions you might have. There is no commitment to enter into therapy with me and you are welcome to check in and use this introductory appointment to just have a chat about what might be helpful for you.

The most important thing is that you find a therapist you like and feel comfortable with.  I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor, practising since 2017 with experience of working with individual clients who have suffered loss and bereavement or who are suffering with anxiety and depression, experiencing significant life changes and relationship issues.

As well as my private practice, I volunteer as a counsellor with Brighton Women's Centre and Cruse Bereavement Care.  I have also volunteered for Pavilions Drugs and Alcohol Service in their Families and Carers Team.

Based on your needs, and drawing on different approaches from my training and experience, we can journey together to find an effective way of working that suits you.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member

Humanistic Integrative Diploma, Wealden College, Counselling & Psychotherapy

Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling

Certificate of Completion - Counselling Older Adults - The Best is Yet to Come

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free introductory 20 minute phone call

Cost per session: 50 minutes £45 online via zoom or telephone

Cost per session: 90 minutes £60 for walk and talk sessions

Reduced rates for NHS and Key Workers

For those also suffering financial difficulty, I am able to offer a number of sessions at a reduced cost, this can be discussed during the initial assessment session.

Pay By: Bank transfer

When I work

Please email me regarding availability and my working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Further information

As a humanistic integrative therapist, I have been trained in a number of different approaches including:

- Attachment-based
- Coaching
- Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
- Eclectic
- Existential
- Experiential Therapy
- Gestalt
- Humanistic
- Integrative
- Intervention
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Person-Centred
- Relational
- Sand play
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Somatic
- Transactional Analysis

Brighton, East Sussex, BN1

198 Church Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 2DJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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My online work is via zoom and telephone My walk and talk therapy sessions are outdoors, but these can also involve sitting outside if this would be more comfortable and accessible for my clients

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Sarah Sheehan

Sarah Sheehan