About me

Anxious, unhappy or feeling low? I offer counselling to adults, young people and teenagers and have many years' experience in a wide range of issues.

I also offer counselling to couples and to families.

Some of these issues include: anxiety, depression, feeling low and unmotivated, lack of self confidence, stress, loss, bereavement, relationship and family issues, problems at work, addiction, bullying and OCD: sometimes just not knowing what to do next, who to turn to, that life is becoming unbearable ....

First sessions are free so that you can talk in confidence about what's on your mind and then decide whether or not to proceed.

NB During the pandemic I am still seeing new clients face-to-face or via Zoom or by telephone if preferred

How Counselling Can Help

Counselling offers an opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can't do with family and friends. It provides a safe and confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Counselling allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and who can then support you in finding possible solutions to problems you wish to explore.

Sometimes, just by understanding how and why you think and feel in the way you do, you will be able to sort out dilemmas, predicaments and emotional concerns, and move on.

I am a fully qualified BACP Humanistic/Integrative counsellor.

Counselling Sessions

I provide one-to-one counselling in a safe, non-judgemental environment. My counselling rooms are easily accessible and parking nearby is free. Sessions last 50 minutes and normally occur at a mutually convenient time each week for between 6-12 weeks.

Recent Feed Back

"Thank you so very much for your kindness, understanding, help and support. I am eternally grateful"

Counselling with you gave me "someone to turn to, who would listen, support and not judge, and who helped me to accept so many things ...

"Your help has been and will continue to be invaluable"

Training, qualifications & experience

As well as my private practice, I have helped young people in secondary school with a range of issues including bullying, family complications, self-harm and OCD. I have also been a counsellor at Carers Emotional Support in Crawley offering support to full-time carers. For several years I have been a bereavement counsellor at St Peter and St James Hospice. I also support clients (including couples) with alcohol and drug addiction issues and belong to the Sussex Drug and Alcohol Counselling Service www.sussexalcoholcounselling.co.uk

I trained at Wealden Psychology Institute where I gained a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I have a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.

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



Additional information

For individuals and couples: £50-£70 per 50 minute session

First consultation free.


I am available Monday to Friday, some evenings and Saturday mornings.

Haywards Heath Counselling Centre
7 Hazelgrove Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 3PH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Sophy Chetwood

Sophy Chetwood