Shannon Walden-Lowe

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MNCPS Accred., Dip. Psych. Counselling, BA Social Work(Hons)
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Heathfield TN21 & Hove BN3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome, I am Shannon, an experienced, qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MNCPS Accred.) in Transactional Analysis. For over a decade I have worked with people to achieve positive change. 

My private practice The Space Between Counselling provides a space to explore what may be causing you difficulty, harm or distress in your daily life. There may be a space between where you are now and where you want to be.

I offer both short-term or long-term therapy from welcoming, confidential spaces in Horam and Hove or Online. I primarily work with individuals aged 14 and over, and also offer group work or reflective practice groups. I have specific specialism, and additional training, in working with Trauma and with young people. 

What can you expect during our initial telephone consultation?

A warm welcome! We will talk at a mutually convenient time and this initial consultation is for you to ask me any questions that are important for you to know before meeting me in person; there is no charge for this. I will also ask you a few questions about what you are looking for from therapy to check that I am the right counsellor for you at this time & explain a little about the therapy I offer. 

What can you expect from the first therapy session?

This is about us settling into the space together and really forming an idea of what it is you are looking for from me, as your therapist, and from therapy in general. I will ask you more questions than usual, to ensure I know enough about you to be able to work with you safely and ethically.

What can you expect in general? 

I offer a warm, open, creative and exploratory space.

In Transactional Analysis we work to three core ideas:

People are OK - this means that I will treat you with respect and compassion, at all times; even when it may be hard for you to find this within yourself.

People can Think - this means that we work together, as partners - your voice will be heard and valued in the space we share. 

People can Change -  this means that I see therapy as a change process - we look to work with patterns of behaviour, to establish why they exist and how you may want to change them. I will support you to achieve the growth and change you are looking for.

We will work together to create a space which feels safe and secure to allow for the growth, support  and challenge that is all part of counselling. 

What is important to know about my work with Young People (aged under 18)?

I am currently the Lead Practitioner for the counselling provision at Plumpton College (via As You Are Charity) and have worked with young people in a counselling role for the past 3 years. I hold a current DBS along with a Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate (updated April 2024).

In my work with young people I endeavour to work in partnership with parents/caregivers offering short review sessions every 6 weeks to check-in on therapy progress and any concerns. The first telephone call will be with you directly, and the young person if possible. 

If you would like more information on me and how I work please visit my website or contact me directly. You will receive a warm welcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in the modality of Transactional Analysis. 
  • Accredited Membership of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (MNCPS), and as such I abide by their ethical code.
  • Lead Practitioner for As You Are Charity (CRB checked).
  • Certificate in Trauma-Focussed Therapy.
  • Certificate in Working with the Body. 
  • Volunteer Counsellor for As You Are, a charity providing low-cost counselling services to a diverse range of clients.  I have worked with people experiencing addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts, stress, relationship issues, bereavement or wishing to explore their gender identity, childhood trauma or experiences of sexual assault. 
  • BA Social Work (Hons). 6 years experience with specialism in child sexual abuse and exploitation for which I was appointed Sexual Risk Lead. Extensive experience in child safeguarding and working with adults with addiction issues, depression, relationship issues, domestic abuse, learning difficulties and neurodivergence. 
  • Additional training including: working creatively, working with people with neurodivergence, with people with ADHD, working with people who are LGBTQIA+. 

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a short, free initial telephone or online consultation to answer any of your questions, to explain a little about how we may work together and check whether I am the right person for you, right now. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

High Street, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Both premises I offer face to face therapy are wheelchair accessible; with Horam additionally offering a disabled parking space directly outside.